Thrust 3 from APCO

Thrust 3 from APCO

THRUST - Roar of the Engine - Whisper of the Wing. Thrust has claimed worldwide fame as one of the most desirable paramotor wings. We have incorporated all the latest, cutting edge materials and innovations to make it a better performing, longer lasting, easier handling, much lighter wing.

£2,350.00 — £2,450.00

Apco THRUST III Paraglider Wings
THRUST – our purpose built paramotor wing has claimed worldwide fame as one of the most desirable paramotor wings. The last THRUST upgrade was in 2009. Feedback accumulated and experience gained, led us to introduce improvements to make this excellent wing even better – as a result THRUST III is born.

In line with our design philosophy, THRUST III now is equipped with SRS® (Stall Recovery System) as standard, in addition to HIT valve and FLEXON batten. SRS® is designed to be an important safety feature, but above all, it is a great help in improving launch characteristics on gliders when hesistating to come up over head. The THRUST’s launch was always spotless, but now its even better – foolproof. Whatever the pilot will do and despite his best efforts to spoil the launch, the THRUST III will come up evenly, consistently to stay over head, waiting for launch.

THRUST III design is focused on: Launch – spotless – no matter wind or no wind, cross or tail on every hill, any time of the year – easy as never before. Ground Handling – THRUST III positions itself over head with no effort and just hovers there even in the slightest wind with no sign of collapse, waiting for the pilot to be ready to accelerate into the air. In the air – the wing acceleration is smooth, and THRUST III willingly responds to the engine’s thrust. Handling – light, precise, immediate. Flying – awesome. Safety – unshakable. Landing – piece of cake!

Design Features

    • HIT valve® equipped on L/E for rock solid stability
    • SRS® – APCO exclusive Stall Recovery System for perfect launch and safety
    • Flexon® battens system for ultimate durability – pioneered by APCO
    • Replaceable trim webbing and camet buckle trim webbing and camet buckle for long-lasting trouble-free service
    • Brake handle with swivel and neodynium magnets, inline with our latest technology
    • New color design making it more appealing, stands out in the crowd
    • Diagonal rib structure – exclusive to APCO
    • Split A riser
    • All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium
    • Eliptical planform
    • Butt Holes
    • Heavy duty Technora lines
    • Double coated siliconised cloth
    • Riser – with accelerator and trim (for paramotor version), featuring 2 different levels of hook-in points enabling the THRUST to be fitted to any frame and capable of huge safe, speed range thanks to APCO’s exclusive HIT® valves (well over 50km/h)

Flexon battens® , HIT Valves ® , and SRS® are exclusive APCO innovations, often imitated, never matched!!

Technical Data

Small Medium Large X-Large
Product Code
22100 22200 22300 22400
Cells
42 44 46 48
Area [m2]
27.3 29.3 31.3 33.3
Area (projected) [m2]
23.4 25.2 26.9 28.6
Span [m]
11.58 12.20 12.90 13.50
Span (projected) [m]
9.32 9.85 10.4 10.9
Aspect Ratio
4.91 5.08 5.31 5.47
Aspect Ratio (projected)
3.71 3.85 4.02 4.15
Pilot Weight (all up) P/M [kg]
70-115 85.135 100-155 110-180
Pilot Weight (all up) P/G [kg]
65-85 80-100 95-120 110-140
Canopy Weight [kg]
5.7 6.0 6.3 6.6
Root Chord [m]
3.03 3.03 3.03 3.03
Tip Chord [m]
0.58 0.58 0.58 0.58
Length of Lines on B [m]
6.6 7.0 7.4 7.7
Total Length of Lines [m]
407 421 441 481

Certification

Size Certification Type
Small CEN/AFNOR Standard Class
Medium CEN/AFNOR Standard Class
Large CEN/AFNOR Standard Class
X-Large CEN/AFNOR Standard Class

Performance

<tr >V-trim [km/h] 37

V-min [km/h] 21
V-max P/M Version [km/h] 50
V-max P/G Version [km/h] 45
Min Sink [m/s] 1.1

Colour Options

Apco THRUST III Paraglider Wings

Construction and Materials

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 karabiners that attach the lines to the risers are made of stainless steel.

Fabric
Sail Cloth 42 g/m2 “Zero Porosity” Ripstop Nylon
Rib Reinforcement FLEXON® batten system
Warranty 3 years / 250 Hours

 

Material
Diameter [mm]
Strength [kg]
Top
Dyneema
1.1
95
Middle A/B/C/D
Super Aramid
1.2
110
Bottom L/XL
Super Aramid
1.8
220
Bottom S/M
Super Aramid
1.5
155
Center Bottom (A/B) L/XL
Super Aramid
1.9
320
Center Bottom (A/B) S/M
Super Aramid
1.8 220
Brake Cascades
Dyneema 1.1 95
Steering Line
Polyester 2 85

What’s Included:

The Thrust comes in an ergonomic rucksack incl. an inner stuff bag, compression strap, paramotor risers, spares kit, owner’s manual and an industry first 3 yr/250 hr warranty – all as standard.

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