Our legendary Lift has been the wing of choice for many pilots. Green beginners and very experienced pilots as well fell in love with LIFT.
In search of perfection, we aimed to design an even better and easier to fly wing. There is a definite need for a Paramotor wing that everyone can fly and enjoy, so pilots age and shape would not be a limit!!
We decided to face the challenge!!! The wing is completely redesigned from the ground up. Finally after a meticulous process of prototyping, trimming and testing we came up with 2 different conceptual designs making sure we are launching the best wing.
Both designs shared identical planform and main parameters but were based on 2 different profiles.
One final prototype was based on the new reflex profile which was developed while working on NRG PRO.
The second prototype was based on latest generation "sharknose" profile.
And the winner is.......
The LIFT EZ based on our new reflex profile.
I guess , you guys, were expecting the recent trend for "sharknose" profiles to make its way into this wing too. We decided not to follow fashion blindly, but check things out first hand without being biased. Surprisingly, the reflex beat "sharknose" hands down
The new wing has turned out to be a great all round paramotor wing named LIFT EZ .
EZ is for "EASY". Just because flying it is so damn easy!!
The LIFT EZ continues the legacy of LIFT - similar feel, trim speed and speed range as the Lift, but there is a big difference.
A number of parameters were dramatically improved:
- significantly shorter take-off run
- much slower take off speed
- slower and flatter landing approach.
- better glide and lower fuel consumption.
- lighter, more coordinated handling
- flatter turning, more agile wing
The LIFT EZ features the completely new, innovative tip steering system - "Wind Scoop System" or WSS ® dramatically improving handling of the wing and its turning ability
(see the full explanation below ).
We believe we achieved the goal, creating the easiest wing ever, without sacrificing anything.
(of course ultimately you will be the judge)
MAIN DESIGN FEATURES
- WSS ® - Wind Scoop System
- SRS ® - APCO exclusive Stall Recovery System for built-in passive safety
- HIT Valve ® equipped on leading edge, APCO unique feature for extra stability
- L/E FLEXON battens ® for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan
- Air Extreme Ball Bearing Pulleys
- Diagonal rib structure
- All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium
- Split A riser with built-in safe, huge speed range
- APCO legendary double coated siliconised cloth - built to last
- Butt holes
- Heavy duty Superaramide ® lines
- Swivels on brake handles
- Integral built-in neodymium brake magnets
- New color design - fresh and attractive
- New 20 mm risers
WSS ®, Flexon battens ® ,SRS ®, Hit Valve ®, Minimal drag hook in points ®, APP Technology ®, Bullet risers ® are exclusive APCO innovations, often imitated, never matched!!
WSS Wind Scoop System
The WSS is an innovative new system of tip steering.
The principle is manipulation of the tip into a form of a Wind Scoop / drag parachute.
This form produces only drag (without any lift) which
- Agile and efficient tip steering.
- Lighter force tip steering.
- Even more stable tips.
- Launch - extremely short and easy (far better than anything else you experienced before)
- Landing - slower landing approach with a flawless, easy flare
- Acceleration - smooth and quick
- Speed range - best in its class
- Handling - easy and precise with lighter brake pressure
- Safety - solid as a rock at all speeds
- Ground Handling - continuing the legacy of Lift
(taking it further. Just try it and be impressed)
- Flying - simply relaxing!!!
- Improved L/D and lift capacity can fly less powerful engine/lower RPM
- Great fuel saving
- Super light and responsive tip steering thanks to WSS ®