Lift EZ

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The name says it All

DGAC

The LIFT EZ is born.
A perfect wing which is even better and easier to fly than any wing you knew before.

The LIFT EZ is a completely new design that aims to fulfill the expectations of the most discriminating pilots. Different designs were tested during development to assess the best option.
Without regard to paraglider type: conventional, shark nose or reflex, we wanted the best.

And the winner is…….

The LIFT EZ based on our new reflex profile!

This design emerged superior to rest of the designs, including the prototype based on the latest generation “sharknose” profile.

Perhaps you were expecting the recent trend sharknose profile to win, but it was not the case. Our Reflex was the best!

The new wing has turned out to be a great all round paramotor wing – named LIFT EZ . (EZ is for “EASY” – Just because flying it is so damn easy!!) The LIFT EZ continues the legacy of LIFT – similar feel, trim speed and speed range, but there is difference.

  • significantly shorter take-off run
  • much slower take off speed
  • slower and flatter landing approach
  • better glide and lower fuel consumption
  • lighter, more coordinated handling
  • flatter turning, more agile wing

The LIFT EZ features the new, innovative tip steering system – “Wind Scoop System” or WSS ® dramatically improving handling of the wing and its turning ability

We believe we achieved the goal, creating the easiest to fly paramotor glider, without compromise!

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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 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.
    This wing will remove the fear of encountering the ground which beginners often feel.
    Brake travel is long and progressive, forgiving of beginner mistakes.

  • PERFORMANCE

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

  • HANDLING

    Take-Off >> place the main handles in the magnets >> take the tip steering and enjoy an agile, relaxed and safe wing with effortless, low brake pressure and handling.

  • PILOT FEEDBACK

    The perfect reflex wing for beginner/intermediate pilots. Instructors that teach paramotor to new pilots are enthusiastic about the ease of use and the pilots progress with this wing long after completing training!

  • 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

    The name says it all. A full reflex wing with all the advantages of speed and safety, designed to be as simple and straightforward as possible.

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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    L/E FLEXON battens®

    A system for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan

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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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    BT2

    BUTT HOLES 2

Certification

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

Manual

Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Lift EZ stability and handling Vs Force 2

Roll stability and handling (maneuverability) are opposites.

The  more stable a wing is, the harder it is to get it to turn, rendering the handling less efficient.

The Handling on the Lift is less efficient then the Force2 but is is more roll stable!

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

Yes – it’s possible.

The Lift EZ 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, 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.

I'm the proud owner of a Lift EZ and have an inquiry regarding Big Ears on the Wing. The manual stipulates that this manouvre can't be performed, and I'd like to know why, also could a B-Stall be used as an alternative?

In General, it is very hard to achieve reasonable sized big ears safely on wings with Reflex profiles. This due to the fact that reflex profiles are very collapse resistant, and tend to pre-accelerate before collapse when a collapse is induced by pulling the A-Lines. Though not high, the risk of inducing a Full Frontal collapse exists, and this is why we do not recommend Big-Ears on our Reflex wings.
B-Line Stalls can safely be done on the Lift and other Apco wings with a reflex profile, however, this may be hard to achieve wile flying the wing with a motor, due to the added weight that needs to be lifted…
Instead of Big ears or B-Stalls, we recommend using the accelerator or Trimmers, combined with low RPM / Idle on the Engine to achieve a high sink rate for descending safely.

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Options and Accessories

42459: Light Clinch Bag

$69.00

Durable, Comfortable.Made from LightRipstop material. Large Carry Bag for Quick packing of all your equipment. Holds unfolded glider, Harness, Helmet, etc. easily and quick.
Weight – 500gr.

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.