Prima was born in the early 1990’s. Since then thousands have been delivered, faithfully serving in paragliding schools all over the world.
Probably the longest produced classic trainer – it is equally well suited for teaching free flying and perfect for entry level paramotoring.
Now this classic wing has been modernised once again – the 4th version of the wing has been released on the market. The wing is exactly the same as before, but now with Flexon™ batten system , pioneered by APCO – installed across L/E (today standard on entire APCO range).
Prima IV also features improved flare and adaptability for paramotor flying. The canopy is also more rigid (no tip movement), with redesigned, modern handling – direct and responsive in comparison with past designs.
The rest of Prima specifications remain the same. As always, produced from bomb proof, indestructible Gelvenor cloth combined with heavy duty lines, to ensure long lasting life.
Second generation Gelvenor cloth is much improved – as durable as ever, but significantly lighter without sacrificing any of its famous qualities (you will be surprised by how light it is) The direct benefit of the new Gelvenor is its contribution to even further improved launch and safety – making Prima IV equally well adapted for free flying schooling or paramotor training.
Many schools are amazed, unbelievably witnessing the years of service Prima IV can deliver. All this for a low price – specially designed to be affordable for all. As a schooling/entry level glider it is still the best investment on the market.
|Area (projected) [m2]||20.4||21.5||23.9||26.3||28.6|
|Span (projected) [m]||7.56||7.9||8.67||9.4||10.1|
|Aspect Ratio (projected)||2.8||2.91||3.11||3.36||3.56|
|Pilot Weight (all up) free flight [kg]||50-65||60-78||70-90||80-100||95-120|
|Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor unit) [kg]||60-100||70-115||80-125||90-135||105-155|
|Canopy Weight [kg]||4.6||4.8||5.4||5.9||6.4|
|Length of Lines on B [m]||5.34||5.34||5.79||5.79||6.2|
|Min Sink [m/s] at optimal wing loading||1.4|
Perfect for Ground training and Training flights, the Prima IV has very easy and forgiving inflation and take-off characteristics.
Low glide angle makes it easy to judge your landing approach, while the low approach speed, combined with long brake travel gives a super safe landing, even if the flare timing is misjudged.
The Prima is a tank, indestructible. Probably more students train on this wing than any other training wing in the world! It is the only wing to use for ground handling and hill training.
The first certified paraglider with a Sharknose profile, released in 1992. Built from the most durable materials available, the Prima has stood the test of time.
The perfect school training wing or a basic, straightforward trike paramotor wing.
V-min [km/h] 19 V-trim [km/h] 31 V-max [km/h] 39 Min Sink [m/s] at optimal wing loading 1.4
PRIMA IV 22 24 27 30 33 Cells 20 21 23 25 27 Area [m2] 22.5 23.9 26.7 29.4 32.14 Area (projected) [m2] 20.4 21.5 23.9 26.3 28.6 Span [m] 8.51 8.96 9.86 10.76 11.66 Span (projected) [m] 7.56 7.9 8.67 9.4 10.1 Aspect Ratio 3.22 3.36 3.65 3.94 4.2 Aspect Ratio (projected) 2.8 2.91 3.11 3.36 3.56 Pilot Weight (all up) free flight [kg] 50-65 60-78 70-90 80-100 95-120 Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor unit) [kg] 60-100 70-115 80-125 90-135 105-155 Canopy Weight [kg] 4.6 4.8 5.4 5.9 6.4 Length of Lines on B [m] 5.34 5.34 5.79 5.79 6.2