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The APAX is a hybrid glider for the highest standards in its "Allround Class". It is perfectly suitable for the first flights as well as a proven pilot.

Suitable and approved for:

  • PPG foot launch
  • PPG Trike
  • Free Flight
  • Winch

The handling of the APAX hits just the right balance. You need to develop optimally the instinctive skills of a good pilot. The starting characteristics of APAX are really striking. A small pulse to the A-lines and even the glider is easily above the pilot. The brakes are precise and yet forgiving. Flying curves is playful, very coordinated with perfect feedback and comfortable. The wing gives clean and intelligble feedback which makes it easy to learn about the air, whilst the reduced mini-oscillation ensure that the pilot remain reassured as they progress toward flying in more active air. 

Equalized Pressure Technology

EPT uses numerical analysis to calculate the best solutions for certain airfoil parameters. The result is that the tiny, constant deformations of the airfoil in flight are reduced, and the air pressure inside the wing stays more constant. Although some pilots associate EPT with performance gains, the technology has several other key benefits. The wing inflates more easily, has better thermal searching behaviour, climbs better and is more stable and comfortable in active air. In addition, the glider has a longer brake range, higher brake pressures approaching the stall point. The low stall speed gets you airbourne quickly and provides a good safety margin for landings. The flare is positive and easy to feel. In sum, this means more safety and fun of flying.

The APAX features has a new "S-inlet" system, which combines with EPT to keep the air inlets more open before and during take-off. As a result, the wing has a tendency to come up easily and evenly, even in those cases when the preparation for launch was less than ideal! The S-inlets also help re-inflate the wing promptly and progressively in the unlikely event of a deflation.

The APAX has 3 risers and 3 main lines spanwise per side. Besides the obvious reduction in drag, the simpler riser and reduction in line consumption makes it easier to identify and sort out lines on the ground.

 

 

 

 

 

The APAX has a combi-risers with 3 main lines on both sides. The additional upper loop is used at high pilot suspensions or trikes

 

The APAX has 3 risers and 3 main lines spanwise per side. Besides the obvious reduction in drag, the simpler riser and reduction in line consumption makes it easier to identify and sort out lines on the ground.


Statement of a renowned flight school about free flight

"Congratulations, well done."

Yesterday I flew the APAX 28 in the mountains. The lines are sorted very fast, the material makes a sophisticated impression, the launch was pretty easy with minimal downwind. The wing  conveys a safe feeling, I´ve got ascent rates up to 4.5 m/s and was on one level with the other B-Gliders. The handling is very comfortable, the steering forces weren´t unpleasent high.

 


 

 

Using as double seater. non legal

   Or with trike



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