Vista IV - Light

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Hike & Fly with Performance

Certification: EN B (Intermediate)

Back in 2014, when Vista III was first introduced, it was a ground breaking wing. An EN B certified true 3 liner (top to bottom), shark nose wing that performs and feels like a well tuned racing car which excels in strong conditions ! It has set a standard for many other competitor models which came after.

Vista IV Light – exciting sport class EN B wing in a lightweight package and high performance unsheathed lines throughout the glider.

The new Vista IV Light is based on the platform of Vista III and improved on several key points:

3D leading edge cut smartly incorporated into the color design – it allows for a cleaner leading edge, improved top surface layout and tension for better performance.

Risers- Perfect 12 [mm] webbing risers with incredible attention to details. They are super-lightweight at less than 99 gr! Incorporating a unique A5, C5 (Split A, C) line connection method with no Karabiners! Making it cleaner, safer, lighter – smart and elegant.
Specifically designed ball bearing pulleys allow for the smoothest speed system operation possible.

Colors representing the new spirit of APCO Aviation, both striking and functional as they incorporate the 3D cut, allowing for a balanced combination of different fabrics according to their position on the wing.

Its pitch stability turns it into a very pleasant paramotor wing as it cuts through the air almost unaffected by small turbulence. Coupled with its performance, it is a highly efficient paramotor wing perfect for electric engines or low power motors.

Certification flight tests prove the safety of this wing.
Despite being a true 3 liner it passed certification flights with almost all maneuvers in the A category!
It is a very rigid canopy which reassures the pilot with its consistency and pitch dumping characteristics.
The wing transmits an incredible reassuring feeling of safety to the pilot, building confidence, for better piloting.

Vista IV Light will be the perfect companion for any hike and fly pilot with very good cross country performance, safe and easy to manage wing.

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More Information

The Vista IV Light is dressed with a new color design, created by Kobi Gurevich – award winning graphic designer who won our color design competition.

VISTA IV LightX-SmallSmallMediumLarge
Cells49505254
Area [m2]24.825.727.529.3
Area (projected) [m2]21.121.8823.2124.93
Span(incl. Stabiliser) [m]11.4311.7612.4113.06
Span (projected) [m]8.839.169.7310.3
Aspect Ratio5.35.45.65.8
Aspect Ratio (projected)3.693.834.084.25
Pilot Weight (all up) free flight [kg]55-8070-9590-110105-130
Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor unit) [kg]70-11085-12595-140120-160
Canopy Weight [kg]4.24.44.64.8
Root Cord m2.722.722.722.72
Tip Chord [m]0.520.520.520.52
Length of Lines on B [m]6.616.897.458.01
Total Length of Lines [m]244252268284
V-min [km/h]21
V-trim [km/h]39
V-max [km/h]51+
Min Sink [m/s] at optimal wing loading0.95

The glider is made from 100% Skytex cloth.
Top surface is a hybrid combination of Skytex 27 and Skytex 33 gr. The 33gr. material is used on the front of top surface as it is the highest loaded part of the canopy and there it is critical to maintain best porosity possible over time.
The rear part of top surface is Skytex 27 gr. for additional weight saving.
Bottom surface is Skytex 27 Gr. Ribs are made from Skytex 26 gr. hard finish.
Lines are all Cousin Trestec, specified in the table below.

 MaterialDiameter [mm]Strength [kg]
Top, MidVectran0.9115
Bottom A, B, CSuperaramide1.4254
Bottom StSuperaramide1.0137
Brake top, St topDyneema0.650
Brake bottomPolyester2.085
Sail ClothSkytex 27 and 33 gr/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rib ReinforcementFLEXON® batten system
WarrantyOne year - Manufacturing defects only

Read and download our 1 Year / 100 Hour warranty certificate.

Learn more about our outstanding factory service.

Order replacement lines from our Line Shop.

Details

Wing Suitability

Characteristics

  • TAKE OFF

    Similar to the VISTA IV, but with even easier inflation due to the lighter overall weight of the wing and lines. This wing excels in those hard to launch from spots one encounters on hike and fly and Vol Biv missions.

  • LANDING

    Simple, predictable approach and flair to a standstill.

  • THERMALLING

    The Vista IV will easily settle in a constant angle of bank turn in a thermal, requiring very little input once centred, resulting in a superior climb rate, which will have you at the top of the gaggle in no time.

  • PERFORMANCE

    Best Glide will be achieved at about half speed bar, and the APP / sharknose profile keeps the wing highly pressurised and collapse resistant throughout the speed range.

  • PILOT FEEDBACK

    The weight to performance ratio of this wing makes it the perfect choice of the adventurous pilot, or someone who simply enjoys traveling light.

  • CONSTRUCTION

    According to Apco’s legendary tradition for durability – the construction of the wing is bullet proof! Light fabric in areas where wear and tear is low, and heavier cloth in areas prone to wear, this wing, when cared for, will last as long as the standard version.

  • Vista IV

    The Lightweight weapon of choice! Make the Vista IV Light your next adventure wing!

Features

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    APP

    Automatic Pressurising Profile

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    EHP

    Embedded Hook-In Points

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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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    LSR

    Laser Cut Technology

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    3D Cut

    Additional 3D cut on the leading edge for clean construction and improved profile definition

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    NBM

    Integral built-in neodymium brake magnets

Certification

SizeCertification Type
XSEN B
SEN B
MEN B
LEN B

Manual

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom Logo Design

It is available on Vista IV, please contact us for more information.

Reviews

Options & Accessories

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.

Mayday Light

$589.00$719.00

Mayday 16 LT, Mayday 18 LT, Mayday 20 LT – The LT shares the same construction as the SLT, but uses PN1 cloth which is slightly heavier.