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APOLLO is just dripping in our latest SPORT-LINE technologies.
It includes many of our very latest innovative details and features that combine and add up to make real class-leading and cutting edge differences that performance-minded pilots desire.
Who’s it for?
APOLLO is for pilots who fly frequently and that have the skill level to match the high performance and dynamics of this wing whilst remaining within the EN B category. We seriously believe that true performance comes from the right match of pilot and wing. In the right hands, this wing will produce an incredible in-flight experience and many km’s of rewarding cross-country distance whilst leading the pack. Importantly, APOLLO retains the fantastic handling that our Sky gliders are well known for, whilst using only technologies and design that add genuine advancements to the in-flight experience for the pilot. APOLLO ’s design still manages to offer the pilot an extremely good ratio of performance to safety. The handling and behavior of APOLLO, alone, will inspire confidence, emotion, and inspiration for every flight, thus enhancing the pilot’s ability to access the performance that lies within. APOLLO remains a true and honest, high performing sports wing in the EN B category for high-end EN B pilots.
The design features explored
If you are looking for a glider which is a victim of fashion, then you’ve come to the wrong place.
APOLLO is a result of tapping into all of our experience, technologies, and know-how which our team has gathered over the past 30 years.
Every single component of APOLLOs intricate and unique design serves a crucial purpose. Many unique features lie within, each working in harmony to make the whole complete glider which fully enhances performance and, crucially, the pilot’s in-flight experience.
APOLLOs low wing weight (4.6 kg M size) is just one more of the many design features that enhance handling and security. A quick look into the leading edge will reveal the intricate details of APOLLOs internal workings. A combination of computer design, laser cutting, and skilled human hand; some would say, a work of art.
APOLLO sports an aspect ratio of 5.45 and consists of 55 cells over a drag-reducing elliptical planform.
We have a reduced line consumption with a 3 riser configuration and reduced upper line diameters too. This is made possible, in part, by utilizing a relatively high aspect ratio design and a new concept to spread the loads. Loads are distributed internally, in part, by utilizing our V Bridge system. These lightweight internal structures form a tensioning bridge at strategic points, which distribute the load evenly. These ensure that the surface of each cell remains at a consistent tension with minimal ballooning and flattening of the cells’ surfaces across the entire span of the wing. The result is an overall cleaner, more aerodynamic wing surface.
Line diameters in the upper cascades are reduced to unsheathed 0.8 & 0.6 mm & 1.0 mm diameters for the mid cascades. Lower mainlines are sheathed Liros PPSL 1.40 mm & 1.42 mm. Line diameters and materials have been carefully selected and blended to optimize performance, practicality, and durability.
Our LEO (Leading Edge Optimization) design ensures that the composite nose is highly structured and formed yet remains light. The unique blend of Hypalon, nylon rods and mylar support the nose with perfect tension. The set- back vent positioning enhances the internal pressure, whilst the Triple 3D cut; two upper surface cuts and one lower, ensure the cleanest of curves to the foil. The end result is a highly efficient profile with excellent internal pressure values throughout the speed range that remains simple to launch, highly durable and yet simple to pack.
Size: XS – Take of Weight: 55-70 Kg
Size: S – Take of Weight: 64-81 Kg
Size: M – Take of Weight: 74-94 Kg
Size: L – Take of Weight: 85-108 Kg
Size: XL – Take of Weight: 99-125 Kg
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Take a peek inside this video where you may see the behaviour of this glider performing several extreme flying figures.