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The F3 Bi is a dedicated full reflex wing, that brings the best of what we have to offer to the tandem experience.

Based on our F3, the F3 Bi is a direct result of customer demand wishing for the same experience with their F3 paramotor wing in a tandem wing.

A solid, stable, easy to use wing that enjoys all the latest technology and the full range of performance that only a full reflex wing can offer.

*Certified up to a whopping 450 [kg], the F3 Bi has tank like construction, backed by APCO’s legendary durability.
Roll stability – One of the development objectives was to retain and improve the proven roll stability of the F3. The result is not only impressive in flight, but also affects the ease of inflation and stabilization of the wing overhead prior to take-off. Just hit the gas and the wing will pop overhead with minimum corrections needed.

 

Main Features

  • Fully functional accelerator/speed system  (for accommodating trikes)
  • Pat. pending RollerCam® buckles for effortless trimmer control even with the heaviest trikes.
  • Amazing Roll Stability powered by Apco’s Flow Aligned Ribs.
  • Stabilo tip steering handles – easy to reach, light brake load for cruising.
  • Apco’s legendary durability and long lasting materials.
  • Huge speed range with a big chunk of it from the trimmers only.
  • Apco’s FLEXON® battens,  indestructible, no need for special care or folding methods.
  • Butt Holes2 – Passive cleaning of sand and debris from inside the wing.

Designed for both solo and Tandem Trikes, the F3 BI can also be use for foot launch* – the lighter load results in slower take-off speed, with minimum running.
F3 Bi replaces its predecessor Lift EU delivering higher performance, while retaining the same safety and ease of use. Exceptionally easy launch and landing makes this the perfect wing for almost any qualified pilot looking for something more than what the LIFT Series offered.

As with the F1 and F3, incorporated into the F3 Bi is our Flow Aligned Ribs (FAR) feature, morphing direction from center to tip, it aligns the ribs with the natural direction of the flow, increasing both performance and roll stability throughout the speed range. The roll stability of the F3 is especially impressive, allowing for agile, precise handling and perfect soft landings every time.

The canopy incorporates 2 functional “3D cuts” for the best possible leading edge shape definition.
The canopy sail tension has been optimized to be a homogeneous unit, solid and reassuring in flight, resulting in our cleanest wing yet!

The riser / speed system / trim system was re-designed specifically for trike use, incorporating Apco’s groundbreaking riser technologies, and has a greater usable range than any tandem wing we have built before. A traditional speed system accelerator is incorporated into the risers for suitable trikes and doubles as an A-assist system when needed.

Open the trimmers and enjoy a significant speed increase of approx. 10 [km/h] (without the use of the speed bar).
If your trike has the option to use a speed bar, you will be able to use maximum speed with the comfort of being able to come back to trim speed with ease, without taking your hands off the brakes or tip steering.

Construction – weight was saved wherever possible, bringing the weight down to 8.3 [kg], while retaining APCO’s legendary durability.

Positioned as the highest performing Reflex Tandem wing in our range, it will easily satisfy every pilot graduating from a wing such as the LIFT or Hybrid Tandem, all the way up to competition pilots.

*(DGAC certification pending)

F3Bi / Size 36
Code22336
Cells58
Area [m2]36
Area (projected) [m2]30.46
Span(incl. Stabiliser) [m]14.7
Span (projected) [m]11.64
Aspect Ratio6.0
Aspect Ratio (projected)4.45
Weight Range (all up) ParaTrike [kg]Up to 450 [kg]
Canopy Weight [kg]8.3
Root Cord m2.96
Tip Chord [m]0.3
Length of Lines on B [m]8.89
Total Length of Lines [m]448
Frame hook-up Width [mm]500 - 650
V-min [km/h] at optimal wing loading25
V-trim (closed) [km/h]36 - 40
V-trim (neutral) [km/h]43 - 47
V-trim (open) [km/h]50 - 56
V-max [km/h] at optimal wing loading69
Min Sink [m/s] at optimal wing loading1.2 m/sec
All Data measured at sea level, using a combination of GPS and Speed Probe, averaged over several runs.

The glider is made from tear resistant Ripstop Nylon cloth, which is P.U. coated to zero porosity and then siliconized to give the fabric high resistance to the elements. Different cloth is used for the top, bottom and ribs due to their different functions. The lines are made of superaramid covered with a polyester sheath for protection against UV, wear and abrasion. The bottom section of the brake lines is made of polyester because of its better mechanical properties. The karabiners that attach the lines to the risers are made of stainless steel.

 MaterialWeaveDiameter [mm]Strength [kg]
TopDyneemaSheathed1.195
Middle Super AramidSheathed1.9320
Bottom A's, B's & STSuper AramidSheathed2.5450
ST TopSuper AramidSheathed1.8230
Bottom C's & D's
Super AramidSheathed1.9325
Brake top, Upped Mid, Lower Mid
DyneemaSheathed1.195
Tip SteeringDyneemaSheathed1.195
Bottom Brake & 2D Brake
DyneemaSheathed2.0190
Sail Cloth42 gr/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rib ReinforcementFLEXON® batten system
Warranty3 years / 250 Hours

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

Learn more about our outstanding factory service.

Order replacement lines from our Line Shop.

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In The Box

Options and Accessories

42459: Light Clinch Bag

92.00$

Durable, Comfortable.Made from LightRipstop material. Large Carry Bag for Quick packing of all your equipment. Holds unfolded glider, Harness, Helmet, etc. easily and quickly.
Weight – 500gr.

Open dimensions (Spread Flat): 1.2m x 1.2m

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.

50012: Custom Logo

Apco Gliders can be ordered with a Logo of your company, or your Sponsor on it.

57010: Paramotor Tandem Spreader Bar

220.00$

Paramotor Tandem Spreader Bar with wide spread to accommodate use with motor.
It has multiple attachment points for easy balancing of the passenger in relation to the pilot. 5 main hook-in points for any pilot, paramotor and passenger weight combinations.
Additionally 2 different height passenger connection points.

Replaceable camet and trim webbing

Easy camet buckle and / or trim webbing replacement.

Gallery

Wing Suitability

Characteristics

  • TAKE OFF

    Just hit the gas and wait for the magic to happen!

  • LANDING

    Close the trimmers for a low approach speed. Flare is straightforward and the wing efficiently converts speed into lift, for a slow and soft landing.

  • HANDLING

    Low pressure! Sporty feel, accurate, but still long and forgiving. High roll stability combined with 2D Steering and Tip Steering cruising XC flights is an effortless pleasure!

  • PERFORMANCE

    Modest aspect ratio, but high performance design with high, safe, speed increase from opening the trimmers.

  • PILOT FEEDBACK

    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.”
    Moshe Grad

  • CONSTRUCTION

    Extremely strong and durable. All lines are sheathed. Top surface incorporates our legendary double siliconized cloth for maximum durability.

  • F3 Bi

    The APCO F3Bi is the ultimate all round tandem motor wing, designed for Tandem and Solo Trike Flying.
    Will be enjoyed equally by intermediate to the  most experienced pilots.

Features

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    DSC

    DSC – Double Siliconized Cloth

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    BT2

    BUTT HOLES 2

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    3D

    3D Cut

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    FAR

    Flow Aligned Ribs (FAR – pat. pending)

  • HIT Valves

    HIT Valves

    High Intake Valves

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    L/E FLEXON battens®

    A system for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan

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    NBM

    Integral built-in neodymium brake magnets

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    BBP

    Air Extreme Ball bearing Pulleys ®

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    Laser Cut Wings

    Each panel is precision cut by laser

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    RTS

    Replaceable Trim System

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    PBH

    They may look like any other handle, but they will keep you safer in the air

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    2DS

    2D Steering – Next Level Adaptable Handling

  • Roller Camet Buckle

    RCB - Roller Camet Buckle

    Roller Camet Buckle – silky smooth trimmer operation

Certification

SizeCertification Type
36DGAC*
* Pending

Documentation