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Apco Aviation LIBRA

Apco Aviation LIBRA
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Product Code: 21100
Brand: Apco Aviation
Condition: New
MPN: 21100
Our Price: £2,495.00
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Are you an ambitious cross-country pilot, who wants to have a glider that makes you feel at home from the first moment?Are you a competitive pilot, who wont compromise on safety and still wants the best performance around?Are you an uncompromising pilot, when it comes to handling?In short arent you the best and deserve the best?

Then the LIBRA is the perfect glider for you!

LIBRA is our latest cross country high-performance glider, which has the finest handling ever made by APCO. Intensive work on research and development made the LIBRA a flawless combination of excellent safety and high-performance, a balance unmatched previously.

LIBRA's performance is a result of a super-low drag design, incorporating embedded minimal drag top line cascade (pioneered by APCO), "zero drag" revolutionary Bullet risers (first ever - will be copied by all!!!) and drastically reduced total line length. Carefully crafted efficient profile also plays an important role in delivering the performance you expect from APCO. It will excite you from the first moment you take flight.

The performance of LIBRA has been compared and proved superior to gliders in its Class, even surpassing the performance of some hottest ships from rival companies.

Tired of wasting your time, struggling to stay at the top? Your flying time is a precious commodity. Enjoy your play time to the fullest with the most sensational of APCOs creations - LIBRA!

LIBRA - free your spirit and soar

The Libra comes in an ergonomic rucksack incl. an inner stuff bag, compression strap, spares kit, owner's manual and an industry first 3 yr/250 hr warranty - all as standard.

  • DESIGN FEATURES
  • TECHNICAL DATA
  • CERTIFICATION
  • PERFORMANCE
  • COLOR OPTIONS
  • CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS
  • New hi-tech profile result of APCOs intensive research - further improvement of Vista's profile
  • Embedded minimum drag top Dyneema lines unsheathed (lifetime guarantee) - pioneered by APCO
  • Top and bottom surface color design
  • Bullet risers - revolutionary, unique zero drag design, exclusive to APCO
  • Accelerated flight brake compensator for wider speed range
  • APCO traditional double-coated cloth for extended durability
  • All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium
  • Neodymium brake magnets - Strong grip and fool-proof use
  • Brake line connected to handle via swivels to eliminate line twists
  • Advanced diagonal rib structure
  • Flexon battens system for ultimate durability
  • Heavy-duty Technora® lines
  • Reduced intake size, optimising performance, inflation characteristics and reopening behaviour
  • Advanced, internal rib structure to prevent deformation of the sail and total line length reduction

X-Small Small Medium Large
Product Code 21100 21200 21300 21400
Cells 52 53 55 57
Area [m2] 25.54 26.36 28.00 29.64
Area (projected) [m2] 22.79 23.53 25.01 26.49
Span [m] 11.9 12.20 12.82 13.44
Span (projected) [m] 9.94 10.22 10.78 11.34
Aspect Ratio 5.54 5.65 5.87 6.09
Aspect Ratio (projected) 4.35 4.45 4.65 4.85
Pilot Weight (all up) [kg] 55-75 70-95 85-110 100-130
Canopy Weight [kg] 5.8 6.0 6.3 6.6
Root Chord [m] 2.71 2.71 2.71 2.71
Tip Chord [m] 0.54 0.54 0.54 0.54
Length of Lines on B [m] 7.15 7.4 7.9 8.4
Total Length of Lines [m] 335 342 360 378

Size Certification Type
Extra-Small EN Test based Manufacturers test
Small EN - C (trim & accelerated)
Medium EN - C (trim & accelerated)
Large EN - C (trim & accelerated)

V-min [km/h]   21
V-trim [km/h]   38
V-max [km/h]   55+
Min Sink [m/s]   0.9
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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 cascade + stab.top Dyneema 1.0 90
Mid cascade + stab. Super Aramid 1.2 120
Bottom A3;A5;B3;B5 Super Aramid 1.8 230
Bottom A1;B1 Super Aramid 1.9 320
Bottom C ; D Super Aramid 1.5 150
Brake Cascades Dyneema 1.1 95
Steering Line Polyester 2.0 85
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