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 that excels in strong conditions ! Yet still retains a high level of safety at lower end of the EN B Class. It has set a standard for many other competitor models which came after.
The new Vista IV is the next generation and available in 2 configurations:
Vista IV - exciting sport class EN B wing with fully sheathed lines and APCO's time proven double siliconised Gelvenor fabric.
Vista IV Light - the same excitement, but in a lightweight package and high performance unsheathed lines throughout the glider.
The new Vista IV 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 carabiners! 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, they are both striking and functional as they incorporate the 3D cut and allow for a balanced combination of different fabrics according to their position on the wing.
The Vista IV is available also with motor risers.
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.
It transmits an incredible reassuring feeling of safety to the pilot, building confidence, for better piloting.
Vista IV will be the perfect companion for any pilot from talented school student to cross country pilots looking for a good performing, safe and easy to manage wing.
- Redesigned risers, delivering simplicity and ease of use. Constructed from 12mm. webbings (by Cousin Trestec) and specifically designed ball bearing pulleys for silky smooth speed bar operation more »
- Unique A5, C5 (Split A, C) line connection method with no carabiners, saves weight with no drawbacks - smart and elegant.
- L/E Flexon battens® for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan. more »
- Rear Flexon battens along the chord of the glider for supporting the stiffness of the canopy
- True 3 row line construction (top to bottom)
- Minimal drag, integrated APCO exclusive EHP® Embedded Hook In Points for unprecedented drag reduction more »
- APP® - Automatic Pressurizing Profile (shark nose) insures constant and even internal pressure... more »
- Mini ribs at trailing edge for better performance (pioneered by APCO 20 years ago!!)
- APCO's traditional durable cloth at strategic locations for durability while maintaining light weight
- Advanced diagonal rib structure
- All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium
- Neodynium brake magnets
- Swivel on the brake handle to eliminate line twist
- Air Extreme Ball bearing Pulleys
Flexon battens®, mini ribs and Embedded Hook In Points are exclusive APCO's innovations, often imitated, never matched!!
|Product Code: VISTA IV||18615||18625||18635||18645|
|Product Code: VISTA IV LIGHT||18810||18820||18830||18840|
|Area (projected) [m2]||21.1||21.88||23.21||24.93|
|Span [m] (incl. Stabiliser)||11.43||11.76||12.41||13.06|
|Span (projected) [m]||8.83||9.16||9.73||10.3|
|Aspect Ratio (projected)||3.69||3.83||4.08||4.25|
|Take off Weight (all up) [kg]||55-80||70-95||90-110||105-130|
|Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor unit) [kg]||70-110||85-125||95-140||120-160|
|Canopy Weight [kg]||5.2||5.4||5.7||6.0|
|Light Canopy weight* [kg]
(*inc. standard risers)
|Root Cord [m]||2.72||2.72||2.72||2.72|
|Tip Chord [m]||0.52||0.52||0.52||0.52|
|Length of Lines on B [m]||6.61||6.89||7.45||8.01|
|Total Length of Lines [m]||244||252||268||284|
|VISTA IV XS||DGAC certification Pending|
|VISTA IV S||EN. B / DGAC Pending|
|VISTA IV M||EN. B / DGAC Pending|
|VISTA IV L||EN. B / DGAC Pending|
|Load Test - Pending|
|V-min @ optimum wing load||21 km/h|
|V-trim @ optimum wing load [km/h]||39 km/h|
|V-max @ optimum wing load[km/h]||51+ km/h|
|Min Sink @ optimum wing load [m/s]||0.95 m/s|
Vista IV Light - Color Options
CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS
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 Carabiners/rectangular loops that attach the lines to the risers are made of stainless steel.
|Vista IV Fabric|
|Sail Cloth||42 gr/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon|
|Rib Reinforcement||FLEXON® batten system|
|Warranty||3 years / 250 Hours|
|VISTA IV||Material||Diameter [mm]||Strength [kg]|
|Bottom A, B, C||Superaramide||1.9||320|
|Brake top, St top||Dyneema||1.1||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.
|Vista IV Light - Fabric|
|Sail Cloth||Skytex 27 and 33 gr/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon|
|Rib Reinforcement||FLEXON® batten system|
|Canopy Weight [kg]:||XS - 4.2, S - 4.4, M - 4.6, L - 4.8|
|Warranty||One year - Manufacturing defects only|
|VISTA IV Light||Material||Diameter [mm]||Strength [kg]|
|Bottom A, B, C||Superaramide||1.4||254|
|Brake top, St top||Vectran||0.6||50|
Опция, VISTA III может поставляться в пончике (вместо стандартного рюкзака) (замена по запросу - бесплатно)
VISTA III, как и все парапланы фирмы APCO Aviation, снабжен эргономичным и комфортабельным рюкзаком с дополнительными карманами под шлем/ботинки, внутренним парапланерным мешком, стяжкой, небольшим набором для мелкого ремонта, ясным и полным руководством и снабжен гарантией на 3 года или 250 часов налета.