Der F3 basiert auf dem F1, er ist laut Hersteller allerdings handlicher und einfacher zu fliegen als der F1. Der F3, der während der Entwicklung von Apco den Spitznamen „Kleiner Bruder des F1“ erhielt, wurde aufgrund des Erfolgs des F1 konzipiert und…(read more)
I received my F3BI paraglider last week and had a chance to fly it about 10 flights totaling 2+hours.
I own a tandem paratrike that weigh 115 kg with Rotax 503 engine 50HP.
I have the Apco Lift EZ-R. Small size. Been flying it for abour 18 months both foot launch and on my flash trike. I have about 18 yrs paramotor flying experience. I love this wing. First this is not an A wing it is definitely more of a B and It certainly IS 2 wings in one. I have the most advanced riser set up. With trim closed and only using brakes, this is a school wing and I love the fact that take off an landing feels like cheating as it is so easy but still pretty dinamic. Once i am In the air I seldom use the brakes. I open full trim and fly with the tip steering toggles. It becomes a different sporty and fast and fun wing. I is fast to keep up with my friends on 3 hour cross country flights and efficient as i use same or less gas. My engine is a moster 185 vitorazzi. I would definitely recommend this wing as a great investment first wing as it is all around what you will need in the first 3-5 years. I have spent a lot of money repairing equip on failed lauches when i had twichy advanced wings on take off. you name it props, cages.. as one tiny over correction and you end up in the ground. Frustrated not able to fly and a big repair bill. Get the Lift and that will not happen!! I certainly wish a wing like this would’ve existed when I started flying.
Marlon Jonat, erfolgreicher Vlogger und äußerst talentierter Pilot, hat mit seinem Video über den F1 von Apco in der Szene für Furore gesorgt. PARAMOTOR hat ihn zu seiner Leidenschaft befragt und auch private Dinge aus seinem Leben erfahren …
Interview von Norbert Aprissnig
Read the full Interview / Review here…
Just flew the new 26m F3 for the first time this weekend. What a wing! I came off a Lift EZ and was right at home on the F3. I was ready to run for my life on take-off, and was flying before I knew it! Heaps of lift on landing. My flying weight is around 140kg. Wing is very responsive in flight, just what I was looking for.
NS: Apco, I can only suggest to make a bigger deal of this wing in the media and your website – It just turned up in the lineup one day… I think this wing deserves a bit of fanfare!
Good morning Jonathan
You asked my opinion about the new F3Bi ParaTrike wing.
After the flight and some consideration, here are my impressions:
Inflation, takeoff and landing are perfect.
Stable in the air and comfortable to steer.
I enjoyed flying the F3Bi, and this will be my next parachute👍.
It is easy to confuse where to connect to the risers (Maybe give a different color)
The 2D Steering is a bit cumbersome and not worth the awkwardness.
In addition there are both trimmers and speed system pulleys, which adds to the awkwardness.
Due to the awkwardness of the risers it is a bit confusing and not so straight forward as my previous glider.
[Reply from Apco: This was a prototype riser – we have modified the risers to improve these points].
The team at Apco nailed it with a well refined wing that is fast, nimble, and really fun to fly. The F3 will inspire pilots to expand their limits for years to come.