Apco Cruiser 500 - Call before ordering online

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26.00 LBS
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Re-designed from the ground up, this conservative tapered planform wing the Cruiser - combines the advantages of both worlds, offering the perfect blend of enhanced performance, speed and handling, with ease of use, extreme safety and user friendly nature of our well known veteran PW and Hybrid. It is an easy wing to fly, suitable for students as well as experienced pilots, with significantly faster trim speed and superior glide (L/D) A number of pre-production wings have been tested by a selected group of APCO dealers and their students. The feedback is exciting. The wing, its performance, safety and pilot friendly nature on the ground and in the air received high praise.



  • Reinforced heavy-duty design for extended life span and heavier loads
  • Advanced conceptual philosophy
  • All metal parts: Stainless Steel or Aluminum
  • APCO legendary standard double coated siliconised cloth - built to last
  • Heavy-duty Superaramide® lines
  • innovative tapered planform
  • Flexon® battens system for ultimate durability and spotless launch- pioneered by APCO



Cruiser - The bridge to the future


Flight Characteristics

    • Take-off run - short and easy
    • Landing - slower landing approach with a flawless, easy flare, even when engine is off
    • Speed range - best in its class
    • Handling - light and agile
    • Safety - solid as a rock
    • Ground Handling - super easy
    • Flying - enjoyable, simply relaxing
    • Extremely simple inflation, launch and landing
    • Flexon® battens system for ultimate durability and spotless launch- pioneered by APCO



  Cruiser 500 Cruiser 550
Product Codes 11600 11650
Cells 30 32
Area [m2] 46.5 (500 sq. ft.) 50.3 (541 sq. ft.)
Area (projected) [m2] 38.8 42
Span (incl. Stabilizer) [m] 12.94 13.88
Span (projected) [m] 10.27 11.01
Aspect Ratio 3.6 3.83
Aspect Ratio (projected) 2.72 2.89
Take-off Weight*
(all up + trike) [kg]
230-400 300-500
Canopy Weight [kg] 10 11
Root Chord [m] 4.1 4.1
Tip Chord [m] 1.16 1.16
Length of Lines on B [m] 5.69 6.09
Total length of line used [m] 374 401
Riser specification Click here for hook-up points spread distance
Warning: any different setup is outside this frame of certification for the wing

*All up take-off weight: includes weight of the Pilot / Passenger, Fuel, Canopy, Frame and Accessories



V-min [km/h]                   27
V-trim [km/h]                52-58
Min Sink [m/s]
(at optimum wing loading)




  Material Diameter [mm] Strength [kg]
Top ; st top Super Aramid 1.8 230
Bottom AB,CD Super Aramid 3.0 290
Brake Cascades;StBr Dyneema 1.8 230
Steering Line Polyester 5 450
Sail Cloth 42 g/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon 5.0450
Rib Reinforcement FLEXON® batten system
Warranty 3 years / 250 Hours (subject to the stated conditions)