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APCO - Twister

APCO - Twister

Only a few months out , the Twister 18 rapidly gained approval among top pilots on the Acro circuit . The Twister's unique profile offers excellent dynamics, handling and safety for an aerobatic wing. Expert coastal pilots are discovering the joy of soaring in high winds until now reserved only for hang-gliders. A signature Limited Edition batch with a refreshing asymmetric graphic design was in production from January 2007.



* Trim speed 43+km/h - fast and dynamic
* Hi-tech super-lite, yet strong built canopy for long-lasting performance
* Rock solid tips well loaded, making ACRO easier than ever
* Tape reinforced L/E and ribs
* Flexon technology - (APCO exclusive) - insuring perfect launch for the life-span of the glider
* Cousin's Technora lines - no stretch or shrinking, no friction burning
* Perfect blend of surface materials
* Butt hole on trailing edge (easy access to empty sand and dirt)
* All metal parts - non-rust or Stainless Steel
* Span wise tape tensioner on A and B hook-up points
* Clean bottom surface, ready for sponsor's logo (Custom logo application available on request)


The Twister is NON CERTIFIED and should only be flown by expert Acro pilots.


Manufacture: APCO Aviation


Technical Data

Model 16m²/?m² 18m²/?m²
Area (Flat/Projected) 16,5m²/14,9m² 18m²/16,2m²
Wing Span (Flat/Projected) 9,20m/7.90m 10,0m/8,60m
Chord (max/min) 2,0m/?m 2,2m/?m
Aspect Ratio (Flat/Projected) 5,6/4,5
No. of Cells 50
Wing Material "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Weight (kg) 4,2 4,8
Glide Ratio 5:1
Trim Speed ~ Top Speed ?km/h ~ ?km/h ?km/h ~ ?km/h
Recommended Fly weight (kg) 75-115


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