Apco Lambada Paraglider

Some tables, some simple graphics and a great pic of the Apco Lambada!

An Apco Lambada paraglider in flight.
Photo from Apco, reproduced with permission.

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification DHV 2
Size Designation S

Ever Flown This Wing?

If so, feel free to share anything you like about the experience here. What were your first impressions?

Please state your experience level, just to put your comments in perspective.

For example, you might be a low-time pilot flying a new wing for the first time and loving it!


Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being Sep 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 price in Euros!
Euros 3700 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4700 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2500 GBP
Australian Dollars 6300 AUD
South African Rand 35900 ZAR
South Korean Won 4440000 KRW
Indian Rupees 215300 INR

Numerical Data

pilot take-off weight 75-95 kg (166-210 lbs)
wing weight 6.4 kg (14.1 lbs)
wing area (flat) 26.3 m² (283 ft²)
wing area (projected) 23.2 m² (250 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.2 m (40 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.1 m (33 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.7
aspect ratio (projected) 4.4
min sink 1.0 m/s (197 fpm, 3.6 kph, 1.9 knts)
best glide ratio 9.3:1
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 37 kph (23 mph, 20 knts)
speed max 55 kph (34 mph, 30 knts)

Non-Numerical Data, from DHV

take off handling easy
roll damping average
control travel average
agility average
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through 180 - 360 degrees
landing behavior easy
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery delayed acceleration < 4 sec
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery not spontaneously
All the above were recorded when this Apco paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Apco Lambada. I hope this approach is useful for getting a good idea of the colors when quickly comparing wings. Most paragliders have a basic wing color plus something different adorning the leading edge. You might be able to get a detailed look at one of the color schemes from the manufacturer's picture at the top of this page.

white, blue red design

red, yellow black design

light blue, white black design

purple, red white design

blue, red white design

yellow, gray black design


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