Apco Vista IV Manual (Download Pdf)
I flew my Vista 4 three times. The first 2 flights in very calm conditions. Gave it first real test 2 weeks ago in Kerio rift valley in Kenya. Strong conditions and the wing was great. Very stable when rough. A real pleasure to fly. read more
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.
|Area (projected) m2||16.9||18.6||20.3|
|Span (incl. Stabiliser) m||10.1||10.6||11.0|
|Span (projected) m||7.9||8.3||8.6|
|Aspect Ratio (projected)||3.7||3.7||3.7|
|Pilot Weight, Kg (all up) PG||55-75||70-90||85-105|
|Pilot Weight, Kg (all up) PPG||70-95||85-110||100-125|
|Weight of Canopy Kg||3.0||3.1||3.2|
|Root Cord m||2.43||2.54||2.65|
|Tip Cord m||0.43||0.45||0.47|
|Length of Lines on B m||6.06||6.35||6.64|
|Total length of line used m||315||324||333|
|Min Sink [m/s] at optimal wing loading||0.95|
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.
|Material||Diameter [mm]||Strength [kg]|
|Bottom A, B, C||Superaramide||1.9||320|
|Brake top, St top||Dyneema||1.1||95|
|Sail Cloth||42 gr/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon|
|Rib Reinforcement||FLEXON® batten system|
|Warranty||3 years / 250 Hours|
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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..