Cruiser

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The bridge to the future

Certification: DGAC

Re-designed from the ground up, this conservative tapered planform wing, the Cruiser – combines the advantages of both worlds, offering the perfect blend of enhanced performance, speed and handling, with ease of use, extreme safety and user friendly nature of our well known veteran PW and Hybrid. It is an easy wing to fly, suitable for students as well as experienced pilots, with significantly faster trim speed and superior glide (L/D) A number of pre-production wings have been tested by a selected group of APCO dealers and their students. The feedback is exciting. The wing, its performance, safety and pilot friendly nature on the ground and in the air received high praise.

DESIGN FEATURES

  • Reinforced heavy-duty design for extended life span and heavier loads
  • Advanced conceptual philosophy
  • All metal parts: Stainless Steel or Aluminum
  • APCO legendary standard double coated siliconised cloth – built to last
  • Heavy-duty Superaramide® lines
  • innovative tapered planform
  • Flexon® battens system for ultimate durability and spotless launch- pioneered by APCO
Cruiser Planform

Cruiser Planform

NARROW ATTACHMENT VERSION

Originally only available in a standard (wide) attachment point version (55-63 inch / 140-160 cm spread), and many pilots with the Narrow attachment points were left wanting.

Following numerous requests, the cruiser is available in a narrow attachment point version (43 inch / 110 cm spread).

No retrofitting needed, you can use any narrow attachment Trike / Frame with this version and enjoy the same performance as already proven on the standard Cruiser.

Apco Cruiser Wide vs Narrow Connection Setup Sketch

Download Technical Drawings here:  Wide Version, Narrow Version

 500550
Cells3032
Area [m2]46.5 (500 sq. ft.)50.3 (541 sq. ft.)
Area (projected) [m2]38.842
Span(incl. Stabiliser) [m]12.9413.88
Span (projected) [m]10.2711.01
Aspect Ratio3.63.83
Aspect Ratio (projected)2.722.89
Take-off Weight*
(all up + trike) [kg]
230-400300-500
Canopy Weight [kg]1011
Root Chord [m]4.14.1
Tip Chord [m]1.161.16
Length of Lines on B [m]5.696.09
Total length of line used [m]374401
V-min [km/h] @ optimum wing load27
V-Cruise [km/h] @ optimum wing load52-58
Min Sink [m/s] @ optimum wing load1.8

Click here for hook-up points spread distance

*All up take-off weight: includes weight of the Pilot / Passenger, Fuel, Canopy, Frame and Accessories

Warning: any different setup is outside this frame of certification for the wing

 MaterialDiameter [mm]Strength [kg]
Top ; st topSuperaramide1.8230
Bottom AB,CDSuperaramide3290
Brake CascadesDyneema1.8230
Steering LinePolyster5450
Sail Cloth42 g/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon 5.0450
Rib ReinforcementFLEXON® batten system
Warranty3 years / 250 Hours

Quality, Durability and Attention to every Detail

Read and download our 3 Year / 250 Hour warranty certificate.

Learn more about our outstanding factory service.

Order replacement lines from our Line Shop.

Wing Suitability

Manual

Characteristics

  • TAKE OFF

    Open the throttle and the wing will come over head i a perfect manner.

  • LANDING

    The Cruiser has a flat glide angle and a very gradual and good flare. you will be able to touchdown as smooth as liftoff

  • HANDLING

    the tapered wing allows for much better handling then any rectangular parachute. lighter brake pressure with improved authority will give the cruiser agility and excitement to the pilot.

  • PERFORMANCE

    Best in its class.  High cruising speed, the flying is enjoyable, simply relaxing.

  • PILOT FEEDBACK

    I currently have two of your Cruiser wings on a couple of Airwolfs. We love them. Great job on the design.

  • CONSTRUCTION

    According to Apco’s legendary tradition for durability – the construction of the wing is bullet proof! Extremely durable cloth combined with proven construction designed to withstand abuse for as long as necessary.

  • CRUISER

    The bridge to the future, it is a step up over any rectangular parachute out there.

Features

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    DSC

    DSC – Double Siliconized Cloth

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    L/E FLEXON battens®

    A system for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan

Certification

SizeCertification Type
500EN 926-1 Load Test
DGAC Pending.
550EN 926-1 Load Test
DGAC Pending.

Reviews

Options and Accessories

50011: Custom Colour

Apco Gliders can also be ordered with custom colors to suit your needs, be it a personal preference or for advertising purposes.