Force II

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Seductive Strength

Certification: DGAC

The APCO Force was a ground breaking wing ahead of its time, which has set the standard for its Class.

With the all new FORCE II we have pushed the limits of bold and iconic design, while building on the pioneering values of the previous generation of Force.
It is a well rounded package which offers the best of both worlds, highly agile, fun wing together with never before seen cross country efficiency at high speeds.

ABS® – Automatic Balance System – Industry first, pioneered by APCO.
ABS® is a system which automatically and gradually pulls down the tip steering as you release the trimmers and push the speed bar. This action stabilizes the wing , cancelling roll movement, “planting” the pilot under the center of the canopy.

This outstanding roll stability gives the pilot the best and most efficient flying path at high speeds!
It is on cross country flights or when chasing down a friend that the ABS® system comes into play.
The ABS® system will get you from point A to B in the fastest way possible with no pilot input.
On trim speed, the system is not activated, allowing dynamic flight tuned for thrill and agility.

TAKE OFF – The FORCE II incorporates a second generation reflex profile which retains all the advantages of stability and safety, but improves lift and efficiency, allowing slower take-off and landing speed.

INFLATION – equipped with APCO’s proven HIT valves and SRS system the FORCE II carries its inflating characteristics over from the original Force. No failed attempts when front or reverse launching.

SPEED – The FORCE II enjoys more usable speed as the ABS system inspires confidence at high speed allowing the pilot to push through in cases they would not dare in the past.
CONSTRUCTION – Long lasting, yet Light – revised, careful blend of APCO’s legendary double siliconised cloth together with other lighter types of material will guarantee many more hours of enjoyment from the FORCE II. Lines – all sheathed for maximum protection in all conditions.

CUTTING EDGE ENJOYMENT – the new FORCE II is redesigned to thrill and tuned for a more dynamic flying experience. Flying the boldest Force ever you will enjoy seductive strength which will carry you to the next level of flight. A perfect all round wing for any pilot looking for the natural choice.

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Updated, fresh color design includes a smartly incorporated leading edge 3D cut

FORCE IISmallMediumLarge
Cells505254
Area [m2]22.52425.5
Area (projected) [m2]1920.321.5
Span(incl. Stabiliser) [m]11.211.812.4
Span (projected) [m]8.859.349.81
Aspect Ratio5.585.86.03
Aspect Ratio (projected)4.124.294.48
Pilot Weight (all up) free flight [kg]70-10090-120105-140
Pilot Weight [kg]
(all up + paramotor/trike*)
75-120/140*100-145/165*125-165/185*
Canopy Weight [kg]5.55.75.9
Root Cord m2.432.432.43
Tip Chord [m]0.430.430.43
Length of Lines on B [m]6.747.147.54
Total Length of Lines [m]389407424
V-min [km/h]22
V-trim [km/h]38-41
V-trim off [km/h]52-54
V-max [km/h]67+
Min Sink [m/s] at optimal wing loading1.2 m/sec

The wing uses the same long lasting cloth and fully sheathed durable lines as on previous APCO Force.
This is to guarantee its integrity for entire expanded lifespan of the wing. Nevertheless we made maximum effort to reduce the weight of the wing thanks to advanced solutions applied.
APCO is traditionally known for using materials and building techniques which offer double and triple lifespan over the expected.
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.

 MaterialDiameter [mm]Strength [kg]
TopDyneema1.090
Mid/StabiloSuper Aramid1.2120
Bottom (A3/A5/B3/B5)Super Aramid1.8220
Bottom (A1/B1)Super Aramid1.9320
Bottom (C/D)Super Aramid1.5150
Brakes Cascade/ St. TopDyneema1.195
Steering LinePolyester285
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.

Wing suitability

Characteristics

  • TAKE OFF

    SRS aided, the Force 2 is easy to launch with relatively slower take of speed then you would expect.

  • LANDING

    Trimmers closed will allow a flat glide line approach with an effective and progressive flare.

  • HANDLING

    Grab both the main brakes and Tip steering together and Enjoy rocket fast responsiveness handling.

  • PERFORMANCE

    XC efficiency! the redesigned reflex profile is the perfect balance between performance and safety.

  • PILOT FEEDBACK

    Even the strongest followers of the Force 1 that initially were not ready to take anything else changed their opinion after test flying, confirming this is the best XC machine they ever tried!

  • CONSTRUCTION

    Long lasting, yet Light –  APCO’s legendary double siliconised cloth in high lift high porosity areas of the profile, the rest light!  Lines – all sheathed for maximum protection in all conditions.

  • Force II

    Cutting edge enjoyment – the new FORCE II is redesigned to an agile and efficient XC wing.

Features

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    DSC

    DSC – Double Siliconized Cloth

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    3D

    3D Cut

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    SRS

    Stall Recovery System

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    ABS

    Automatic Balance System ®

  • HIT Valves

    HIT

    High Intake Valves

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    WSS

    Wind Scoop System

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    BT2

    BUTT HOLES 2

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    EHP

    Embedded Hook-In Points

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    L/E FLEXON battens®

    A system for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan

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    LSR

    Laser Cut Technology

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    BBP

    Air Extreme Ball bearing Pulleys ®

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    OAA

    One Action Acceleration ®

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    NBM

    Integral built-in neodymium brake magnets

Certification

SizeCertification Type
SDGAC certified / load tested according to EN-926-1
MDGAC certified / load tested according to EN-926-1
LDGAC certified / load tested according to EN-926-1

The FORCE II has been thoroughly tested by us, here in our facility, and we have complete confidence in the wing.

Manual

Details

Frequently Asked Questions

ABS - Are oscillations a natural behavior and part of the design concept for the Force II?

Roll stability and handling (maneuverability) are opposites.

The more stable a wing is, the harder it is to get it to turn, rendering the handling less efficient.

With Force II we tried to achieve a very maneuverable wing in trim speed (fun area / playing around trim setting) and the more roll stable behavior in high speeds when XC distance covering objectives are sought for by the pilot.

This feature is controlled by the ABS system which automatically and gradually comes into effect when releasing trimmers or pushing the speed bar.

Difference between Force II and NRG XC II ??

A: Force II replaced the Force SP.

B:Force 2 is similar to the NRG XC but larger and with better (lower) speed for take off and landing.

If you are looking for a high speed more agile option you should go with the NRG XC II. Otherwise you should go with the Force II

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Options and Accessories

42459: Light Clinch Bag

$89.70

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

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.