Apco Aviation KARMA
Finally we have launched KARMA APCOs latest addition to its range of glidersIt has been long awaited and we spent almost a year on its development. We needed this time to make sure that KARMA will be perfect and are confident that it will satisfy even the most demanding pilots.
Our ongoing research and development program combined with 30 years of experience in designing wings has shown us which design developments can allow for substantial increases in both performance and safety which were fully implemented in KARMA.
KARMA out-performs many DHV 1-2 gliders while maintaining DHV 1 security at all speeds. Best of all, the handling is simply excellent, whether on the ground during launch, or thermalling up, racing through the sky and climbing with complete confidence in the strongest and tightest of thermals.
KARMA is designed for new pilots just after training or for any pilot searching for a wing which inspires confidence, but at the same time delivers the handling and performance to fly high and far.
KARMA lets the pilot relax, concentrating on flying, safe in the knowledge that the wing has passed the most recent and stringent safety tests.
KARMAs performance boundaries have been pushed even further, handling is even sweeter, safety more reassuring and launch is easier than ever.
New profile, further planform evolution, and loads of design innovations were a major factor in improving overall performance of KARMA The glider weight has been sharply reduced, even though we are still using our time-proven, reliable Gelvenor cloth (in fact KARMA is lighter than most rival gliders in its Class)
- DESIGN FEATURES
- TECHNICAL DATA
- COLOR OPTIONS
- CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS
- New sophisticated profile
- Split A-riser
- Butt hole with Velcro closure
- Advanced riser system
- Easy start and ground handling
- Very low stall speed almost stall-resistant
- Wide speed range
- Great Thermalling capacity
- Excellent glide
- Little change in direction even with one side of the wing collapsed completely
- Even when using the speed system the reaction to collapses remains tame
- Damped in pitch, highly resistant to surging forward or back even in turbulence (in line with newest, stringent DHV 1 requirements)
- Famous APCO long-lasting, double coated silicon cloth insuring high resale value
- Technora lines
|Area (projected) [m2]||22.6||23.6||25.6||27.6|
|Span (projected) [m]||8.79||9.14||9.85||10.56|
|Aspect Ratio (projected)||3.4||3.5||3.8||4.0|
|Pilot Weight (all up) [kg]||50-75||60-90||80-110||100-130|
|Canopy Weight [kg]||5.6||6.0||6.3||6.6|
|Root Chord [m]||2.84||2.84||2.84||2.84|
|Tip Chord [m]||0.48||0.48||0.48||0.48|
|Length of Lines on B [m]||7.4||7.7||8.2||8.7|
|Total Length of Lines [m]||374||412||448||473|
|Extra-Small||DHV-1 Trim & accel|
|Small||DHV-1 Trim & accel (note: prototype was called Debute)|
|Medium||DHV-1 Trim & accel|
|Large||DHV-1 Trim & accel|
Load Test- 160 Kg Max load (Paramotor application), Click for Graph & Certification
|Min Sink [m/s]||1.1|
|Option Number||Color Design|
|3. Royal Blue|
|Sail Cloth||42 g/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon|
|Rib Reinforcement||180 g/m2 Mylar (trilam)|
|Warranty||3 years / 250 Hours|
|Material||Diameter [mm]||Strength [kg]|
|Bottom (A3,A5,B3,B5,C1,C3,C5,D1,D3)||Super Aramid||1.8||220|
|Bottom (A1,B1)||Super Aramid||1.9||320|
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