Apco Vista Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Apco Vista.

The Apco Vista paraglider canopy.
A good close-up look at the Vista paraglider canopy. Manufacturer's photo.

Year of Manufacture 2007
Certification DHV 1-2
Size M

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Paraglider Reviews From Other Visitors

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Apco Vista Large 
I am a novice pilot here in British Columbia. I purchased an Apco Vista L this spring. I have to say I have found it to be a great wing. I have gotten …

Apco Vista DHV 1-2 Not rated yet
Had one of these for 3 years. Its a fab wing to fly, good all round, safe, and a pleasure to fly. Apco Vista: excellent quality and strong build so will …

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Note: These international prices for the Vista paraglider are only a guide. They are June 2007 currency conversions from the 2007 price in Euros.
Euros 3000 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4010 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2030 GBP
Australian Dollars 4750 AUD
South African Rand 29100 ZAR
South Korean Won 3730000 KRW
Indian Rupees 163000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 85-110 kg (188-243 lbs)
wing weight 6.5 kg (14.4 lbs)
wing area (flat) 28.3 m² (305 ft²)
wing area (projected) 25.0 m² (269 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.4 m (41 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.3 m (34 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.4
aspect ratio (projected) 4.2
min sink 1.1 m/s (217 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 8.6:1
speed min 21 kph (13 mph, 11 knts)
speed trim 37 kph (23 mph, 20 knts)
speed max 50 kph (31 mph, 27 knts)

Some DHV Test Results

inflation evenly, immediately
rising behaviour comes over pilot delayed
take off handling easy
roll damping average
control travel average
agility average
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, delayed
asymm. collapse course change 180 - 360 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude average
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through 180 - 360 degrees
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
landing behavior average
All the above were recorded when the Apco Vista was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Apco Vista. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
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