Lift EU II

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Lift your Spirit

Certification: DGAC

Details

LIFT EU II is APCO’s full reflex wing dedicated to use with Trikes.

The LIFT EU II is the second generation of this wing and a big step up from the original Lift EU – improved in both look and feel!

The ABS2® system on the LIFT EU II is the second generation of this system which is now, even more user friendly.

ABS2® been further improved following our experience with Force II, does not require any special piloting and dramatically improves stability.

ABS2® is a system which automatically and gradually pulls down the tip steering as you release the back trimmers or pull the front trimmers. This action stabilizes the wing , cancelling roll movement, “planting” the trike 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 ABS2® system comes into play.

The ABS2® 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 with improved handling and minimal brake pressure.

The LIFT EU II is really the best package any pilot can ask for with a combination of speed and roll stability making this wing a truly rare beast unique in its nature.

We are proud of the result, and sure it will continue to dominate the trike wings market.

The LIFT canopy is offered in 4 different versions to cover both European trikes as well as American PPC machines:

LIFT EU II 400 for European light to medium trikes (with narrow hook-in points and hand held brakes).
LIFT EU II 450 for European medium to heavy trikes (with narrow hook-in points and hand held brakes).
LIFT II 400 for American PPC (Powered parachute) light to medium frame (wide hook in points, leg steering configuration).
LIFT II 450 for American PPC medium to heavy trikes (wide hook-in points, leg steering configuration).

The American version of this wing specially designed for PPC machines is compatible with trikes based on wide spread between the hook-in points.

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More Information

 LIFT 400 EU IILIFT 450 EU II
Cells4042
Area [m2]39 (420 sq. ft.)42 (450 sq. ft.)
Area (projected) [m2]34.537.2
Span(incl. Stabiliser) [m]13.814.6
Span (projected) [m]11.5212.2
Aspect Ratio4.865.08
Aspect Ratio (projected)3.834
Canopy Weight [kg]8.49.3
Root Cord m3.43.4
Tip Chord [m]0.60.6
Length of Lines on B [m]7.948.73
Total Length of Lines [m]330365
Pilot Weight
(All up + Trike paramotor) [kg]
160-300230-400
Minimum Recommended
Engine thrust [kg]
115130

Click here for hook-up points spread distance
Warning: any different setup is outside this frame of certification for the wing

V-min [km/h]27
V-trim (-) / V-trim (0)41/46 km/h
V- rear trim off55-60 km/h
V-max - front trim on, rear off67+ km/h
Min Sink [m/s] at optimal wing loading1.3 m/s
 MaterialDiameter [mm]Strength [kg]
Top ; st topSuper Aramid1.5150
MidSuper Aramid1.8230
Bottom A;BSuper Aramid2.5450
Bottom C;StSuper Aramid1.9320
Brake Cascades;StBrDyneema1.195
Steering LineDyneema2.3230
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

    Aided by the unique SRS system, the wing will come over head immediately with no locking or dragging behind the trike.

  • LANDING

    Close the back trimmer and enjoy a relaxed slow and flat approach.

  • PREFORMANCE

    High speed – A great touring wing with outstanding large speed range will open up new possibilities!

  • HANDLING

    Fitted with Tip steering handles, you will enjoy low brake pressure and effortless handling throughout the flight. The ABS system keeps the wing rock solid over head!

  • PILOT FEEDBACK

    What a pleasure. Not what I expected. The wing came up with no surprises at all. Just sit there waiting for the next command. In flight the wing is responsive with the best glide ratio. Landing the trike was really very easy with minimal input.
    The wing was really worth the wait.
  • 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 daily use.

  • LIFT EU 2

    Reflex profile trike specific wing – The best it can get!

Features

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    SRS

    Stall Recovery System

  • HIT Valves

    HIT

    High Intake Valves

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    ABS

    Automatic Balance System ®

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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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    LSR

    Laser Cut Technology

Certification

SizeCertification Type
400EN 926-1 / DGAC
450EN 926-1 / DGAC

Please Note: The LIFT EU is designed for European style trikes,
with narrow spread hook in points 50-65 cm. And hand held brakes.

Manual

Details

Frequently Asked Questions

I need to know what is the most appropriate way to place the rear trim of a sail apco lift eu 2 of 450 to take off. totally put? Is it totally pulled down?

As written in the user manual
For the takeoff set the trimmers to neutral position, and A assist.
17.2 TAKE-OFF
17.2.1 INFLATION
Check wind direction, even when it seems that there is no wind at all, there is always some drift.
Therefore be careful in determining the conditions, since in PPG flying it is most important that the launch and initial climb are performed with a head wind (the danger of losing your airspeed while crossing the wind gradient is greatly reduced).
Special attention must be paid to trees, power lines and other obstacles, including the possibility of unexpected rotors.
Launch preparation:
Warm up the engine, let it run for a while and stop the engine.
Lay out the wing in an arc, downwind of the trike, with all suspension lines tight and pointing toward center of the trike.
Connect the risers to the trike.
Connect the A assist (Optional) Set the trimmers in 0 (neutral) positions!!! (all the risers branches are the same height)
Now have quick checks if:
 Helmet is on and fastened (Pilot and passenger).
 Safety belts are buckled (Pilot and passenger).
 The risers are clipped into the carabiners.
 The trimmers are properly set.
 Propeller is clear.
 Steering lines and handles are free and not twisted.
 The engine delivers full power.
 Take off area is clear of obstacles and free to use.
When you are sure all is OK, you can execute launch.
Open the throttle gradually but decisively, the best option is not to use the brakes, allowing the wing to rise as it was laid out.
If the wing starts to deviate from its course, pull/push forward the opposite riser and steer the trike to be positioned under the centre of the wing while continuing in the initial direction.
If the wind suddenly drops, give a strong pull on the risers. If the wing falls to one side or back too far to lift again – kill the engine, abort the launch and check the conditions once again.
When the wing is over your head slightly reduce the rpm, briefly look at wing and check if it is inflated well and the lines are not tangled. Once you feel the risers are fully tight and vertical, let go of the risers.
Make sure the wing is centered overhead, now squeeze the throttle for full power. Feel that there is sufficient pressure on the brakes and, if necessary, use the brakes to correct direction or to increase lift at take-off.
Remember:
 Any brake operation (or steering input in general) should be smooth and gentle.
 Do not try to take off until you have your wing overhead. Hitting power too early can cause dangerous roll oscillations.
 The faster the trim setting is, the more brake input is required to take off.
Original Question Translated from Spanish: “necesito saber cual es la forma mas adecuada de colocar el trim trasero de una vela apco lift eu 2 de 450 para despegar. totalmente puesto? es decir totalmente tirado hacia abajo?”

Play42UL Vs LIFT EU2

Play 42 has a classic profile (nor Reflex) which is more efficient in fuel consumption but the overall speed range of the wing is lower of the Lift EU.

Lift EU has Reflex Profile and Tip steering. It is a faster wing with more capabilities then the Play42 UL

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Options and Accessories

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Weight – 500gr.

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