Apco Thrust V

The APCO Thrust is one of the longest standing wings in our range. Thrust is a beginner / intermediate classic (non-reflex) wing, which is simple to use, safe and easy to progress with. It is universally liked and has withstood the test of time throughout the evolution of paramotor wings.

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The Apco Thrust V is *ONLY* available to order for Norwegian pilots. This is due to the importer contract with Apco Aviation. If you are a foreign pilot and order a wing together with a Starseed machine you may order Apco products as a bundled package.

All prices are included Norwegian 25% Tax.

Shipping cost is included in the price.

We use BRING or POSTEN for shipping. Estimated delivery time is 4 days from shipment.

Download manual here.

The Thrust V continues the legacy of the Thrust, but is a completely new wing – updated with latest technology available!

  • FAR ® – Flow Aligned Ribs – Thrust V is the first model to incorporate this feature ! It is the correct way to position the ribs of the glider – simply explained the tips will generate more lift!  This additional lift improves performance and more importantly, the safety and stability of the wing.
  • APP ® – shark nose profile allows higher maximum speed while retaining a more constant internal pressure – the canopy is rigid, boosting confidence to novice pilots.
  • Butt holes 2 – as the name suggests, these holes will easily allow release of any sand or debris collected inside the canopy.
  • LaunchSRS® risers aids Launch, bringing the wing overhead quickly and effortlessly with no overshooting, making forward launch second nature for any pilot.
  • Risers – Redesigned, simplified riser, with 2 different attachment point options for any harness motor combination

Take Off and Landing – As easy as it gets, contrary to reflex profiles, the Thrust has a high lift, classic profile. This allows the wing to take off and land at the slowest speeds possible. The risers are cluster free, simple to operate and understand. This wing will be perfect for schooling as there is no simpler or quicker way to get airborne.

Handling – reconfigured – the wing is now more agile, quicker to respond with less brake pressure. The FAR® and Shark Nose allowed us to improve the Thrust V for sharper handling without undermining any other parameter.

Speed – the maximum speed of Thrust V is increased to up to 55+ [km/h] – outstandingly fast for this class!
This is due to the APP® shark nose profile which allows higher speeds without compromising safety.

Construction – built to last. APCO’s legendary double siliconised cloth together with other lighter types of material will guarantee more hours of enjoyment than any other wing.
Lines – all sheathed for maximum protection in all conditions.

Paragliding – leave the trimmers closed and the Thrust V becomes a well rounded paragliding wing to enjoy both disciplines.

Schools opting for a non-reflex wing for students, will find Thrust V to be the perfect wing, making it easier for both the pilot and the teaching process.

Characteristics

TAKE OFF
The Thrust V is factory trained to have a smooth inflation with no tendency to overshoot or fall back (even if the A’s are released too soon – thanks to the SRS).  The Thrust V has a high lift profile which helps to give it its low lift-off speed.

LANDING
Low approach speed combined with long brake range, gives a highly efficient and safe landing flare.

THERMALLING
Low min sink, coordinated flat turns with no tendency to dive into the turn.

PERFORMANCE
The high lift capacity profile gives a lower power requirement  / RPM throughout the entire speed range.

PILOT FEEDBACK
I was really pleasantly surprised by the easy inflation/handling of that wing, and it’s a pure joy to fly… I have flown several brands of gliders earlier, including Gin, Swing/Powerplay, Skywalk, Ozone, etc, but this one sure beats them all, and I will probably end up keeping it myself!” - Anders Persson

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 students abuse for as long as necessary.

THRUST V
The Thrust V it the go to wing for beginner to intermediate pilots, and also doubles as a free flying wing, making it a very versatile choice.

Features

DSC
DSC – Double Siliconized Cloth

FAR
Flow Aligned Ribs (FAR – pat. pending)

SRS
Stall Recovery System

APP
Automatic Pressurising Profile

BT2
Butt Hole 2 – Auto debris clearing from the wing

L/E FLEXON battens®
A system for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan

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

BBP
Air Extreme Ball bearing Pulleys ®

Laser Cut
Latest laser cutting technology.

NBM
Integral built-in neodymium brake magnets.

PBH
They may look like any other handle, but they will keep you safer in the air

Certification

Paramotoring Certification (DGAC)

Need more information?

Please visit Apco Aviation here.

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About APCO

Apco Aviation is one of the world’s leading producers of sport aviation equipment – paragliders for free flying and powered flying, as well as wings for powered parachutes, harnesses, rescue systems and accessories for our sports, and for UAV. Apco has been producing world-beating products since the early 1970’s and continues to be the most veteran company in the field! Apco remains at the leading edge of the industry for more than 40 years and their products hold over 16 World records and countless achievements on the national and international scene.

The Apco Factory

Inside the 3200 m2 state of the art factory specifically built for APCO’s production requirements. All APCO paragliders, harness, reserve systems and accessories are manufactured on location. Each paraglider is individually sewn by a skilled machinist, as are the Mayday emergency parachutes and the entire range of APCO harnesses. Once the paraglider is complete and has passed the various quality control checks it is taken out for a test inflation at one of APCO’s test sites.

Apco is known to have the longest lasting wings

The secret to this is the cloth which is coated with a silicone based coating – two times on each side. This is contrary to most other brands who use lighter fabric only coated one time on each side, and in some cases only one time on only one side! The cloth was strategically designed in cooperation with Apco's cloth supplier during the 1990’s and until today is the best on the market.

On the current range of wings, Apco uses this fabric on specific locations on the canopy where porosity is most important. These locations are where aerodynamically there is the highest pressure difference (lift) between internal and external parts of the wing. These locations are also prone to the highest rate of porosity deterioration, making the use of this fabric even more important. On the rest of the canopy where porosity is not a critical factor, Apco use lighter materials.

Starseed and Apco Aviation

Starseed has collaborated with Apco Aviation for over 20 years, both as an importer, dealer, co-developer of parts for Starseed and as personal friends of the staff. It is in our belief that Apco represents the very highest product quality and the ability to constantly innovate where many others copy. Apcos brand promise, Setting Future Standards, is for sure very legitimate.

Jonathan Cohn (CEO of Apco), Trond Nyman Aarre (CEO of Starseed) and Anatoly Cohn (Founder of Apco) at Coupe Icare 2019

Need more information?

Please visit Apco Aviation here.

Review at SkyWings Magazine here.

The Apco Thrust V is *ONLY* available to order for Norwegian pilots. This is due to the importer contract with Apco Aviation. If you are a foreign pilot and order a wing together with a Starseed machine you may order Apco products as a bundled package.

All prices are included Norwegian 25% Tax.

Shipping cost is included in the price.

We use BRING or POSTEN for shipping. Estimated delivery time is 4 days from shipment.

Download manual here.
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