Lift 2EZ

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Just 2EZ

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LIFT 2EZ :: The 2EZ is a simplified, second generation of the LIFT EZ, made even easier, purpose-built for schools/beginners.

LIFT 2EZ shares the same canopy as LIFT EZ-R, but with much simpler lines and riser set-up.

For beginners the biggest challenge is to learn how to inflate, take-off and land. One of the difficulties for beginners is understanding and intuitively using the risers. Over complicated risers make it difficult for the beginner to recognize the A’s and to understand what is front, what is back, what is left and what is right.

The risers on the LIFT 2EZ are a stripped down version of the standard risers. The main difference is the LIFT 2EZrisers are significantly shortened so each riser leg tangles less and overall easier to control. The shorter riser length allowed us to add an additional hook-in point, (similar to the Thrust risers) to accommodate high or low paramotors without changing brake set-up/length.

Additional changes include eliminating the speed system and the tip steering handles. Trimmers were left as a very short length, minimal version used only to slow down the wing towards landing. The C riser and D riser were connected together, simplifying the risers to only 3 legs – A,B and C.

Speed System, trimmers and the tip steering are often features the beginner pilot will not use throughout the duration of training and following that will probably not use them for the entire period of gaining confidence! Once ready to push the wing to its full potential, then it is time to move to LIFT EZ-R!

The result is a clean, efficient and straight-forward wing, specifically designed for the first steps into our sport, making life easier for the both the pilot and instructor – too easy (2EZ!)

Risers :: Lift 2EZ   vs.   Lift EZ-R

RETROFIT- upgrading LIFT 2EZ into LIFT EZ-R

If the pilot is introduced to our sport, then there is no question that LIFT 2EZ is the right and best choice. After gaining some experience, feeling comfortable with the wing, it is possible to upgrade LIFT 2EZ into LIFT EZ-R.

A retrofit kit is offered which will include all necessary parts – risers, tip steering and lines to be replaced locally by the dealer. Graduate the LIFT 2EZ and explore a new world of possibilities with LIFT EZ-R, making it a 2 for 1 wing!

A signed and stamped certificate will be included with every upgrade kit:

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More Information

LIFT EZ
(2EZ & EZ-R)
SmallMediumLarge
Cells424446
Area [m2]25.827.529.2
Area (projected) [m2]22.323.525.1
Span [m]11.2211.8412.46
Span (projected) [m]9.159.6510.17
Aspect Ratio4.95.15.32
Aspect Ratio (projected)3.844.2
Pilot Weight (all up) free flight [kg]70-10085-120110-140
Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor unit) [kg]75-140*100-165*125-185*
Canopy Weight [kg]5.55.856.1
Root Cord m2.762.762.76
Tip Chord [m]0.530.530.53
Length of Lines on B [m]6.656.957.25
Total Length of Lines [m]301321346

* Higher load is recommended for use with a trike.

V-min [km/h]21
V-trim [km/h]35-39
Min Sink [m/s] at optimal wing loadingless than 1.05 m/sec

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]
TopDyneema1.195
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

    Purpose built to make this magic happen for the first time! The simplifies Riser will help anyone master the inflation process – a short and effortless run and you are in the air.

  • LANDING

    Close the trimmers and enjoy a slow approach with a highly effective flare.
    This wing will remove the fear of encountering the ground which beginners often feel.

  • PERFORMANCE

    The improved reflex profile compared to original LIFT allows for improved fuel consumption and flatter glider angle when approaching for landing.

  • HANDLING

    Relaxed and safe  – the main brakes are progressive and will let you control the wing with authority.
    Brake travel is long and progressive, forgiving of beginner mistakes.

  • PILOT FEEDBACK

    Instructors that teach paramotor to new pilots are enthusiastic about the ease of use.
    The training time was drastically reduced with this wing!

  • 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 the harshest conditions for as long as necessary.

  • LIFT 2EZ

    Targeted at school/beginner, or pilots who want the safety and stability of a reflex profile, but do not need the accelerated speed.

Features

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    DSC

    DSC – Double Siliconized Cloth

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    EHP

    Embedded Hook-In Points

  • HIT Valves

    HIT

    High Intake Valves

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    SRS

    Stall Recovery System

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    BT2

    BUTT HOLES 2

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    L/E FLEXON battens®

    A system for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan

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    3D

    3D Cut

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    LSR

    Laser Cut Technology

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    NBM

    Integral built-in neodymium brake magnets

Certification

SizeCertification Type
SDGAC Certification / EN-926-1
MDGAC Certification / EN-926-1
LDGAC Certification / EN-926-1

Manual

Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Lift 2EZ Vs Lift EZ Vs Lift EZ-R ?

LIFT 2EZ LIFT EZ standard version –
New Design
LIFT EZ-R

Description

The simplest, most straight forward reflex wing available. Designed to accelerate learning curve of any
beginner and bring them into the
air as fast as possible.
Beginner/intermediate full reflex wing. The classic,
proven all rounder
Beginner/intermediate full reflex wing. Based on the original LIFT EZ but with higher agility and quicker responses. Same large speed range and EZ characteristics.

Aimed at

Schools/instructors. Pilots in
their first steps into the sport,
gaining experience and confidence.
Beginner to intermediate
pilots that want to enjoy the large speed range of a full
reflex wing, but prefer extra
roll stability over the improved handling and agility of
LIFT EZ-R
Weekend warriors that need a capable, fun wing, while retaining the highest level of safety and easiness possible.

Riser differences

Simplified risers:
-Shorter riser legs
– Additional hook up point for high/low paramotors
-Removed speed system
-Removed tip steering handles.
-Short minimal trimmers for use towards landing
-Clearly marked A,B left, right
LIFT EZ:

Redesigned with clear markings and high end finish.

No ABS System.
Based on the LIFT EZ:
-Includes ABS System.
-Redesigned with clear markings and high end finish.
Unique Features

ABS – Automatic Balance System

– unnecessary since wing
cannot be accelerated in
absence of speed system.
– original LIFT EZ configuration – universally liked as the best all rounder – completely automatic, it improves roll stability during accelerated flight.

SRS – Stall Resistance System

– Easier launch and safety
due to stall resistance
– Easier launch and safety due to stall resistance – Easier launch and safety due to stall resistance

Tip Steering handles

– removed for maximum riser simplicity and straight forward use,
no need to change brake handles
during flight.
– Original LIFT EZ configuration, they provide great maneuverability with low brake pressure. – the LIFT EZ-R is a more maneuverable wing with quicker handling, than LIFT EZ.
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Tip steering is available for turning with very low brake pressure. When used in combination with the main brakes it is a dynamic, accurate sporty machine

Butt Holes2

– keeping the canopy clear of debris always!

WSS-Wind Scoop System

– removed in absence of
tip steering.
Can be added with retro-fit kit

EHP – Embedded hook in point

3D Leading Edge cut

HIT Valves

Flexon battens

Ball bearing pulleys

– removed in absence
of speed system

I was wondering if an Apco Lift 2EZ is an acceptable wing for free-flying in addition to using a motor?

Yes – it’s possible.

The Lift 2EZ was designed for Paramotor use and that it where it excels!

With that, using the wing for free flying perfectly safe and possible.
As a reflex profile wing, it will not have the glide ration of parallel free flying wings but for occasional opportunities it is perfectly capable of free flying.

To use in free flying, please keep trimmers in neutral position, (open).
The neutral position means that all riser legs A,B,C,D are equal in length which is the free flying configuration.

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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 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.