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Apco Twister

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The Twister's aerobatic wing is capable of soaring in high winds. A signature Limited Edition batch with anasymmetric graphic design has been in production since January 2007. Beginning of July 2007, and following the success of the Twister 18, Apco launched the Twister 16 for lighter pilots.


The Twister features a 43+km/h trim speed, tape reinforced L/E and ribs, Flexon technology,  and Cousin's Technora lines with no stretch or shrinking, and no friction burning.


A Butt hole on the trailing edge allows easy access to empty sand and dirt, all metal parts are non-rust or Stainless Steel, and the A and B hook-up points have span wise tape tensioner.


The Twister is NON CERTIFIED and should only be flown by expert Acro pilots and in compliance with national aeronautical law.


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.

Size 18
Product Code: 15100
Cells: 50
Area: 18 sq.m
Area (projected): 16.2 sq.m
Span: 10.0 m
Span (projected): 8.6 m
Aspect Ratio: 5.6
Aspect Ratio (projected): 4.5
Pilot Weight (all up): 75-115
Canopy Weight: 4.8
Root Chord: 2.2 m
Tip Chord: 0.46 m
Length of Lines on B: 7.6 m
Certification: None
V-min: 25 km/h
V-trim: 43 km/h
V-max: 57 km/h
Min Sink @ opt loading: 1.3 m/s
L/E Top + Bottom Sail cloth: "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rear Top + Bottom Sail cloth: "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Ribs Sail cloth: Ripstop Nylon
Top Lines Material: Dyneema
Mid Lines Material: Superaramide
Bottom Lines Material: Superaramide
Bottom(A3 :: B3) Lines Material: Superaramide
Brake Cascades Lines Material: Dyneema
Steering Line Material: Polyester
Top Lines Diameter: 1.1 mm
Mid Lines Diameter: 1.5 mm
Bottom Lines Diameter: 1.8 mm
Bottom(A3 :: B3) Lines Diameter: 1.9 mm
Brake Cascades Lines Diameter: 1.1 mm
Steering Line Diameter: 2.0 mm
Top Lines Diameter: 95 kg
Mid Lines Diameter: 150 kg
Bottom Lines Diameter: 220 kg
Bottom(A3 :: B3) Lines Diameter: 320 kg
Brake Cascades Lines Diameter: 95 kg
Steering Line Diameter: 85 kg

Size 16
Product Code: 15000
Cells: 50
Area: 16.5 sq.m
Area (projected): 14.9 sq.m
Span: 9.2 m
Span (projected): 7.9 m
Aspect Ratio: 5.6
Aspect Ratio (projected): 4.5
Pilot Weight (all up): 50-85
Canopy Weight: 4.2
Root Chord: 2.0 m
Tip Chord: 0.42 m
Length of Lines on B: 7.0 m
Certification: None
V-min: 25 km/h
V-trim: 43 km/h
V-max: 57 km/h
Min Sink @ opt loading: 1.3 m/s
L/E Top + Bottom Sail cloth: "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rear Top + Bottom Sail cloth: "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Ribs Sail cloth: Ripstop Nylon
Top Lines Material: Dyneema
Mid Lines Material: Superaramide
Bottom Lines Material: Superaramide
Bottom(A3 :: B3) Lines Material: Superaramide
Brake Cascades Lines Material: Dyneema
Steering Line Material: Polyester
Top Lines Diameter: 1.1 mm
Mid Lines Diameter: 1.5 mm
Bottom Lines Diameter: 1.8 mm
Bottom(A3 :: B3) Lines Diameter: 1.9 mm
Brake Cascades Lines Diameter: 1.1 mm
Steering Line Diameter: 2.0 mm
Top Lines Diameter: 95 kg
Mid Lines Diameter: 150 kg
Bottom Lines Diameter: 220 kg
Bottom(A3 :: B3) Lines Diameter: 320 kg
Brake Cascades Lines Diameter: 95 kg
Steering Line Diameter: 85 kg

 

 


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