Image: © Ronen Amitay
The Powerwing MK IV, representing the 4th generation in rectangular wing design (from Apco). It is a logical evolution of the previous MK III design which was well accepted by PPC pilots. MK IV has even better handling and stability with a more coordinated turn and improved rigidity in the air, making flying more comfortable and reassuring. The wing still has the classic rectangular look and retains all the parameters and features of previous Apco Powerwings.
Every pilot stepping aboard will immediately feel at home, having the extra reasuring feeling of MK IV.
Apco’s Powerwings are the only PPC wings available on the market today wich is approved by world aviation standards. Apco’s Powerwing was tested by ACPULS (AFNOR) in France, and passed both the shock and static strenght load tests!
2004: Apco PW 550 was World PPC Championship 1st Place Winner – by Clyde Poser
Apco PW 550 was World PPC Championship 2nd Place Winner – by Jeff Jensen
1999: Apco PW 550 was Grand Champion in the US National NAPPF Competition – by Butch Mood.
Apco PW 550 was Engine out Competition Winner – by Butch Mood.
1998: Apco PW 500 was Grand Champion in the US National NAPPF Competition – by Mike Harmening
Custom Colors are available for all the APCO Power Wings. Standard colors (below) are available on shorter delivery times. To find out more about ordering a custom designed parachute, please refer to our Custom Color Page.
Adevertizing and Sponsors Logo’s can be added to customize your wing as desired.
|Area (projected) [m2]||36.6||39.9|
|Span(incl. Stabiliser) [m]||10.92||11.76|
|Span (projected) [m]||9.26||10.10|
|Aspect Ratio (projected)||2.34||2.56|
|Min. Gross Weight* [kg]||250||275|
|Opt. Gross Weight* [kg]||320||345|
|Max. Gross Weight* [kg]||375||400|
|Total Lift Capacity [lbs]||1000||1100|
|Load Test: Max Load# [lbs]||5500||5500|
|Canopy Weight [kg]||10||11|
|Root Chord [m]||3.95||3.95|
|Riser specification||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] @ optimum wing load||27|
|V-Cruise [km/h] @ optimum wing load||50|
|Min Sink [m/s] @ optimum wing load||1.8|
*Gross Weight: includes weight of the Pilot, Fuel, Canopy, Frame and Accessories
# Maximum Load without structural damage
|Material||Diameter [mm]||Strength [kg]|
|Top and Safety||Superaramide||1.8||230|
|Sail Cloth||46 g/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon|
|Rib Reinforcement||180 g/m2 Mylar (trilam)|
|Warranty||3 years / 250 Hours|
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