F1 nennt der israelische Hersteller Apco seinen neuen Leistungsflügel für XC und Wettkampf. Mit mehr als 70 km/h Topspeed unterstreicht der gestreckte Flügel diesen Anspruch eindrucksvoll …
Von: Franck Simonnet
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Review :: F1 :: Thermic Magazine (German)

I have flown the Hybrid tandem this evening with my son.
It’s a fabulous wing, so easy to inflate, take-off and fly.
It’s the exact wing I was looking for since several years!
A piece of ART!
I love it.
David Rouault
Kangook Paramotors, Canada

Pilot Review :: Hybrid Tandem PM :: David Rouault

Hi Jonathan,
I now have about 10 hours of flying the APCO F1 with the motor and I am really impressed! I also took many videos of it and I tested nearly every maneuver, spiral, wingover, barrelroll, sat, stall, collapse and accelerated collapses. The wing is just amazing and I really like it! It is my number one “go to” wing when I fly with motor just for fun! I hope I can edit some videos in the next weeks and month, but I have pretty much to do right know. I am just building a house and I cant say for sure when I will finish the video. I hope I can tell good news very soon!
Best regards,
Marlon

Pilot Review :: F1 :: Marlon Jonat

… avoid all physical contact.

A positive thing though is that the F1 truly is a magnificent piece of equipment. You have really accomplished something remarkable with it. It does…
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F1 :: Pilot Comment :: Tero Vesala

I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to test the new Apco Kitto Harness recently – and I was…
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Apco Kitto :: Light Pod Harness :: Pilot Review by Shai

La F1 se veut être la vitrine du savoir-faire d’Apco. Par rapport aux autres ailes du constructeur israélien, la F1 se place en haut du panier, au-dessus des mo- dèles NGR PRO et XC. Elle est encore plus orientée…
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F1 Review :: PM+ Magazine :: by Franck Simonnet

New Apco Ground Handling Wing – The Adama

For several years I have been using various small wings to allow trainees in my paramotor school the chance to learn ground handling skills. The smaller size reduces the physical effort compared to handling a standard size wing, and I have more training days when the wind strength makes it impossible to control anything bigger than 16 metres.

Apco have also recently realised that a small wing would be a useful training aid and I recently had the chance to ground handle Apco’s little ground handling wing called the Adama.

Unpacking the wing the quality materials are normal for Apco, but I have never seen this bright multi colour scheme before. There isn’t too much to say about the simple Adama risers and the simple riser system with trimmers is so simple it allows a beginner to quickly get started. Apco seemed to have developed a wing that is basic, but requires a reasonable level of ground handling technique to be a little challenging. The Adama can be quickly opened up so forward and reverse launch techniques can be practiced in small areas in a wide range of wind speeds. I found it great fun to practice in gusty conditions in sometimes small and difficult areas. The wing has a really small pack down size that is really quick to open in a small space, practice and quickly pack it away again.

The Adama is a perfect combination of a low cost, basic design allowing anyone to practice the essential skills that make take offs easier, safer, therefore reducing the risks to more expensive equipment. The Adama is also an opportunity for paraglider and paramotor schools the use of a low cost training wing reducing wear and tear on a larger flying school wings. Paraglider and paramotor schools may also have more ground handling training days when wind strength becomes a problem.

So I think the Apco Adama will become an important part of paramotor or paraglider training with trainee pilots becoming more skilful with ground handling techniques while practising with this fantastic little training wing.

Paul Haxby

Apco Adama :: School Review :: Paul Haxby

Thomas Mistretta of Dragonfly Paragliding – Florida, USA, goes live on his first flight on the Apco Hybrid, and gives his first impressions of the wing.

“Hi Sally, Yes, I received the Hybrid and have a couple of students this weekend. Going to try and use the Hybrid and promote it more for new students. I have flown it and it’s the easiest inflating glider I’ve ever tried. I posted a first time free flight review / impressions and liked it a lot.

Hope you had a happy New year as it’s been a while but we are getting into our flying season soon.

Best wishes

Tom”

Apco Hybrid :: Pilot Comment :: Thomas Mistretta

Yugo ARAI Reviews the Apco F1 for ParaWorld Magazine (Japanese)

Review :: F1 :: ParaWorld

Hey Jonathan –

I think Kyle (P2F) was already going to send this to you but wanted to send too. I took one of the other team pilots’ F1 up and did a review.

Really love the wing man. Good job. Here’s a video and some photos

Pilot Comment :: Collin Pike :: USA