As it's name suggests, the KARISMA is a wing with a personality of its own.
It is the type of wing which takes all the advantages of paragliding and emphasizes those advantages to complete the best flying experience for beginner to intermediate pilots.
The KARISMA is the Evolution of the Karma EVO. It possesses all the Karma virtues but has been fully redesigned from the ground up, and presents significant improvement in all aspects to be a worthy addition to APCO's range.
Constructed with the students in mind, and instructors feedback - it is super easy glider to fly - Simple and straight forward.
A new specially developed APP type profile (Sharknose) was used.
Our APP profile is instrumental in contributing to the safety of the wing by increasing and retaining internal pressure of the canopy across the entire speed range. It is a big step in passive safety, but an even bigger step in providing the pilot with an exciting flight experience. KARISMA is well balanced, combining excellent handling with outstanding performance and pilot friendly behavior.
Three line construction that converges into a clean and simple to understand 3 leg riser makes inflation and ground handling a breeze - no messy risers and lines tangled in reverse launch anymore. For students, an accelerated learning curve is guaranteed. Safely getting them into the air and flying sooner than ever before.
TAKE OFF – effortless and intuitive. The 3 leg riser dramatically simplifies things for the beginner. Front launch or reverse is always easy with the APP profile (shark nose), The wing will rise slowly and controllably overhead allowing time to glance up and safely take-off.
LANDING is a breeze as the KARISMA is incredibly stall resistant and flaring will slow you down almost to a standstill!
THERMALLING – the glider will bank into a coordinated turn and pull itself into the core almost automatically. This is by far our best thermalling EN A wing ever and this will be evident when students attempt their first cross country flights, encouraging them to progress and evolve in the sport to the next level.
PERFORMANCE – Glide at trim speed is among the best in its class, but the real advantage is when applying the speed system. Through its entire acceleration range, KARISMA will efficiently cut through the air with minimal sink rate. Adding both performance and another level of safety for EN A wings.
PILOT FEEDBACK– simple to understand is how to summarize the KARISMA. The wing is both reassuring and precise in its pilot feedback. It is a forgiving wing for beginners, and when directed correctly, it will immediately respond without hesitation.
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 students abuse for as long as necessary.
KARISMA is fun to fly and will excite its pilots long after out of school. It is the best glider for both instructors to teach on and the pilots to progress with.
KARISMA is available in paramotor version too. The wing was designed bearing paramotor pilots in mind and thoroughly tested under power.
The KARISMA overall behavior has pronounced advantages, such as, short take-offs even in nil wind inflations, with high fuel efficiency and exceptional stability.
The KARISMA offers the ideal solution for paramotor schools and pilots who choose APP profile, non-reflex wing or require EN-A certification for schooling.
(Delivered as paramotor version with purpose built paramotor risers on request)
- True EN - A wing across entire speed bar range.
- New APP profile dramatically improves internal pressure consistency, eliminating those small moments of pressure loss in the canopy.
- Additional 3D cut on the leading edge for clean construction and improved profile definition.
- Hybrid 3 Line Planform resulting in over 40% line reduction.
- Performance - Among the best in its Class, especially when applying the speed system.
- Riser - Super simple 3 leg Riser, color coded A, B from rigid 20 mm webbing to prevent entangling of lines and riser.
- Split A riser for easy Big ears.
- Flexon® battens system for ultimate durability - pioneered by APCO
- All metal parts Stainless Steel or aircraft grade Aluminium.
- Composite fabric wing construction - different cloth used in different areas of the wing for optimal blend of durability, weight and performance.
- Butt Holes for easy cleaning more»
- Swivels on brake handles. § Integral, built-in, Neodymium brake magnets with male/female connection
- New color design - fresh and attractive.
Flexon battens® are exclusive APCO innovations, often imitated, never matched!!
|Area (projected) [m2]||21||22.7||24.36|
|Span(incl. Stabiliser) [m]||10.97||11.4||11.81|
|Span (projected) [m]||8.46||8.8||9.12|
|Aspect Ratio (projected)||3.39||3.39||3.39|
|Pilot Weight (all up) free flight [kg]||70-90||80-100||95-120|
|Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor unit) [kg]||85-110||90-135||120-145|
|Canopy Weight [kg]||5.2||5.5||5.8|
|Root Cord m||2.79||2.9||3|
|Tip Chord [m]||0.65||0.675||0.7|
|Length of Lines on B [m]||6.3||6.6||6.8|
|Total Length of Lines [m]||297||309||320|
|KARISMA S||EN - A , DGAC pending load test|
|KARISMA M||EN - A , DGAC pending load test|
|KARISMA L||EN - A , DGAC pending load test|
|Min Sink [m/s] at optimal wing loading||1.1|
CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS
|Sail Cloth||Blend of Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon|
|Warranty||3 years / 250 Hours|
|Material||Diameter [mm]||Strength [kg]|
|Top, Br Top, St Top||Dyneema||1.1||90|
|Mid, St||Super Aramid||1.2||120|
|Bottom A1;B1; C||Super Aramid||1.9||320|
|Bottom A3; A5; B3; B5||Super Aramid||1.8||230|