Hybrid

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Best of both worlds  – the new standard in mountain wings

Certification: EN B (Intermediate)

Wing Suitability

Characteristics

  • TAKE OFF

    The APP profile (shark nose) profile helps this wing to have a easy balanced inflation, The wing will rise easily and controllably overhead without a tendency to overshoot or lift the pilot if checked overhead.

  • LANDING

    Simple, predictable approach and flair to a standstill.

  • THERMALLING

    The Vista IV will easily settle in a constant angle of bank turn in a thermal, requiring very little input once centered, resulting in a superior climb rate, which will have you at the top of the gaggle in no time.

  • PERFORMANCE

    Best Glide will be achieved at about half speed bar, and the APP / sharknose profile keeps the wing highly pressurised and collapse resistant throughout the speed range.

  • PILOT FEEDBACK

    simple to understand is how to summarize the KARISMA. The wing is both reassuring and precise in its pilot feedback. It is a forgiving wing for beginners, and when directed correctly, it will immediately respond without hesitation.

  • 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 students abuse for as long as necessary.

  • Vista IV

    Vista 4 is fun to fly and will excite its pilots even for long cross country flights. Great and secure glider at the same time to enjoy hours after hours.

Features

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    DSC

    DSC – Double Siliconized Cloth

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    APP

    Automatic Pressurising Profile

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    L/E FLEXON battens®

    A system for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan

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    3D Cut

    Additional 3D cut on the leading edge for clean construction and improved profile definition

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    BBP

    Air Extreme Ball bearing Pulleys ®

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    LSR

    Latest laser cutting technology.

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    NBM

    Integral built-in neodymium brake magnets

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    EHP

    Embed Hook-In Points

Certification

SizeCertification Type
XSEN B*
SEN B
MEN B
LEN B
* Pending

Manual

Apco Vista IV Manual (Download Pdf)

Reviews

a truly revolutionary glider design – The APCO Hybrid.

The Hybrid represents the first certified production wing in this class –  a new category of wing in our sport, with unprecedented flying characteristics. This unique design combines a classic double surface profile with a single surface profile, together creating a hybrid profile.

Certified in EN-B category, with all but 2 manoeuvres rated EN-A indicating the real life safety of this unique design!

Putting aside all the hype – this wing must be flown to be believed – because the advantages of this concept both in free flight and paramotor are almost unbelievable! The Hybrid is much more than an exotic wing for special purposes. It offers many advantages over single skin designs and also classic wings in beginner to sport categories. Hybrid wings will become mainstream products within a few years, replacing many classic designs out there. We are proud that APCO is behind such an innovation!

This project has been long and difficult but we are sure the term “Hybrid” will be forever coined into our sport!

Colors representing the new spirit of APCO Aviation, both striking and functional as they incorporate the 3D cut, allowing for a balanced combination of different fabrics according to their position on the wing.

The Vista IV is available also with motor risers.

Its pitch stability turns it into a very pleasant paramotor wing as it cuts through the air almost unaffected by small turbulence. Coupled with its performance, it is a highly efficient paramotor wing perfect for electric engines or low power motors.

Certification flight tests prove the safety of this wing.
Despite being a true 3 liner it passed certification flights with almost all maneuvers in the A category!
It is a very rigid canopy which reassures the pilot with its consistency and pitch dumping characteristics.
The wing transmits an incredible reassuring feeling of safety to the pilot, building confidence, for better piloting.

Vista IV will be the perfect companion for any pilot from talented school student to cross country pilots looking for a good performing, safe and easy to manage wing.

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More Information

HybridSmallMediumLarge
Product Codes385103852038530
Cells484848
Area m2202224
Area (projected) m216.918.620.3
Span (incl. Stabiliser) m10.110.611.0
Span (projected) m7.98.38.6
Aspect Ratio5.15.15.1
Aspect Ratio (projected)3.73.73.7
Pilot Weight, Kg (all up) PG55-7570-9085-105
Pilot Weight, Kg (all up) PPG70-9585-110100-125
Weight of Canopy Kg3.03.13.2
Root Cord m2.432.542.65
Tip Cord m0.430.450.47
Length of Lines on B m6.066.356.64
Total length of line used m315324333
CertificationEN-B
DGAC Pending
EN-B
DGAC Pending
EN-B
DGAC Pending
V-min [km/h]21
V-trim [km/h]39
V-max [km/h]51+
Min Sink [m/s] at optimal wing loading0.95

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/rectangular loops that attach the lines to the risers are made of stainless steel.

 MaterialDiameter [mm]Strength [kg]
Top, MidSuperaramide1.2120
Bottom A, B, CSuperaramide1.9320
Bottom StSuperaramide1.5150
Brake top, St topDyneema1.195
Brake bottomPolyester2.085
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.

Quality, Durability and Attention to every Detail

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it handle strong turbulent conditions.

The stronger the conditions – The bigger the advantages of the Vista IV. it is a very rigid canopy that inspires confidence..

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.