Lift EZ-R

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Race with Safety and ease

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LIFT EZ-R :: R for Racing!

The LIFT EZ-R is a new, more advanced version of LIFT EZ with the same easy characteristics, but with much improved agility, handling and fun factor!

The vast improvement in handling was achieved by incorporating the already proven
ABS2® (Auto Balance System) into the LIFT EZ-R. On this second revision of the ABS system, we have designed it to be “transparent” to the pilot. It is completely automatic and does not require any additional action or operation from the pilot.

The additional stability which the ABS2® system provides at accelerated flight, allowed us to retrim the LIFT EZ into a much more agile “racing” version!

The LIFT EZ-R is now the most versatile wing out there, it can be used from schooling to advanced weekend pilots and will provide more fun and excitement with the same safety and easy use as expected from the LIFT EZ family.

LIFT EZ-R :: targeted at pilots who have graduated from the training phase and looking to upgrade to a more exciting wing – weekend warriors.

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!

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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
V-trim off [km/h]48-50
V-max [km/h]62
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

    One of the best attributes of the LIFT EZ-R is its launch.The reflex profile helps the wing to rise  up directly overhead, with no over shooting. Take-off speed is lowest there is for a full reflex wing, for a short and effortless run.

  • LANDING

    Close the trimmers and enjoy a slow approach with a highly effective flare.
    Flare like a pro – the brake travel is long and progressive allowing the slow squeeze of energy out of the wing.

  • PERFORMANCE

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

  • HANDLING

    LIFT EZ-R is a more maneuverable with quicker handling, than the LIFT EZ.
    When the tip steering is used in combination with the main brakes it is a dynamic, accurate sporty machine!

  • PILOT FEEDBACK

    Big Big step Over the Lift 2EZ , It is the same wing but with a high top speed and amazing agility!

  • 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 EZ-R

    Based on the original LIFT EZ but with higher agility and quicker responses. Same large speed range and EZ characteristics.

Features

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    DSC

    DSC – Double Siliconized Cloth

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    ABS2

    Automatic Balance System ®

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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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    L/E FLEXON battens®

    A system for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan

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    BT2

    BUTT HOLES 2

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    BBP

    Air Extreme Ball bearing Pulleys ®

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    WSS

    Wind Scoop System

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    LSR

    Laser Cut Technology

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    NBM

    Integral built-in neodymium brake magnets

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    3D

    3D Cut

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 EZ-R is an acceptable wing for free-flying in addition to using a motor?

Yes – it’s possible.

The Lift EZ-R 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 ratio 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, on the Blue marking.
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

$55.20

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.