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THRUST – our purpose built paramotor wing has claimed worldwide fame as one of the most desirable paramotor wings.

The last THRUST upgrade was in 2009. Feedback accumulated and experience gained, led us to introduce improvements to make this excellent wing even better - as a result THRUST III is born.

In line with our design philosophy, THRUST III now is equipped with SRS® (Stall Recovery System) as standard, in addition to HIT valve and FLEXON batten.

SRS® is designed to be an important safety feature, but above all, it is a great help in improving launch characteristics on gliders when hesistating to come up over head. The THRUST's launch was always spotless, but now its even better - foolproof.

SRS - Stall Recovery System
SRS - Stall Recovery System and improved launch characteristics

Whatever the pilot will do and despite his best efforts to spoil the launch, the THRUST III will come up evenly, consistently to stay over head, waiting for launch.

THRUST III design is focused on:
  • Launch - spotless - no matter wind or no wind, cross or tail on every hill, any time of the year - easy as never before
  • Ground Handling – THRUST III positions itself over head with no effort and just hovers there even in the slightest wind with no sign of collapse, waiting for the pilot to be ready to accelerate into the air
  • In the air the wing acceleration is smooth, and THRUST III willingly responds to the engine’s thrust
  • Handling - light, precise, immediate
  • Flying - awesome
  • Safety – unshakable
  • Landing – piece of cake!
Out of gas (expensive today) – THRUST III is well suited to free flying too. Thrust III is cerified to CEN/AFNOR Standard Class when in trimmer closed position.

THRUST - Roar of the Engine - Whisper of the Wing


  • HIT valve® equipped on L/E for rock solid stability find out more »
  • SRS® - APCO exclusive Stall Recovery System for perfect launch and safety more »
  • Flexon® battens system for ultimate durability - pioneered by APCO more »
  • Replaceable trim webbing and camet buckle trim webbing and camet buckle for long-lasting trouble-free service more »
  • Brake handle with swivel and neodynium magnets, inline with our latest technology
  • New color design making it more appealing, stands out in the crowd
  • Diagonal rib structure - exclusive to APCO
  • Split A riser
  • All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium
  • Eliptical planform
  • Butt Holes
  • Heavy duty Technora lines
  • Double coated siliconised cloth
  • Riser – with accelerator and trim (for paramotor version), featuring 2 different levels of hook-in points enabling the THRUST to be fitted to any frame and capable of huge safe, speed range thanks to APCO’s exclusive HIT® valves (well over 50km/h)

Flexon battens® , HIT Valves ® , and SRS® are exclusive APCO innovations, often imitated, never matched!!


  Small Medium Large X-Large
Product Code 22100 22200 22300 22400
Cells 42 44 46 48
Area [m2] 27.3 29.3 31.3 33.3
Area (projected) [m2] 23.4 25.2 26.9 28.6
Span [m] 11.58 12.20 12.90 13.50
Span (projected) [m] 9.32 9.85 10.4 10.9
Aspect Ratio 4.91 5.08 5.31 5.47
Aspect Ratio (projected) 3.71 3.85 4.02 4.15
Pilot Weight (all up) P/M [kg] 70-115 85.135 100-155 110-180
Pilot Weight (all up) P/G [kg] 65-85 80-100 95-120 110-140
Canopy Weight [kg] 5.7 6.0 6.3 6.6
Root Chord [m] 3.03 3.03 3.03 3.03
Tip Chord [m] 0.58 0.58 0.58 0.58
Length of Lines on B [m] 6.6 7.0 7.4 7.7
Total Length of Lines [m] 407 421 441 481


Size Certification Type
Small CEN/AFNOR Standard Class (Additional DGAC PM certification)
Medium CEN/AFNOR Standard Class (Additional DGAC PM certification)
Large CEN/AFNOR Standard Class (Additional DGAC PM certification)
X-Large CEN/AFNOR Standard Class (Additional DGAC PM certification)
Load Test- 198 Kg Max load (Paramotor application), Click for Certification


V-min [km/h]   21
V-trim [km/h]   37
V-max P/M Version [km/h]   50
V-max P/G Version [km/h]   45
Min Sink [m/s]   1.1


Color design


The glider is made from tear resistant Ripstop Nylon cloth, which is P.U. coated to zero porosity and then siliconized to give the fabric high resistance to the elements. Different cloth is used for the top, bottom and ribs due to their different functions. The lines are made of superaramid covered with a polyester sheath for protection against UV, wear and abrasion. The bottom section of the brake lines is made of polyester because of its better mechanical properties. The karabiners that attach the lines to the risers are made of stainless steel.

Sail Cloth 42 g/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
L/E Reinforcement FLEXON® batten system
Warranty 3 years / 250 Hours

  Material Diameter [mm] Strength [kg]
Top Dyneema 1.1 95
Middle A/B/C/D Super Aramid 1.2 110
Bottom L/XL Super Aramid 1.8 220
Bottom S/M Super Aramid 1.5 155
Center Bottom (A/B) L/XL Super Aramid 1.9 320
Center Bottom (A/B) S/M Super Aramid 1.8 220
Brake Cascades Dyneema 1.1 95
Steering Line Polyester 2 85


80026: Paramotor container (size S) for Mayday 16SLT and 18SLT
The best made, best looking, universal emergency parachute container designed to fit most frames, offering easy operation, safe deployment and convenient location.

50011: Custom Colour
Would you like to personalize the look of your paraglider? All APCO gliders can be tailored to meet your color needs.

42477-42459: Glider Backpack or Light Clinch Bag
The wing is supplied in Paragliding bag as standard.
The Paragliding Bag can be replaced with Light Clinch bag for all wings on demand.

42460: Concertina Bag

To get more information view our paragliding accessories page »

50012: Custom Logo
Customise your glider by adding a personal or company logo.

50013: Competition Lines
Some of our gliders are available with unsheathed competition lines. If you order a new glider, it is possible to ask for it to be factory rigged with comp lines instead of standard.

50024: Riser Sock
Riser sock supplied as standard with each wing.

The Thrust comes in an ergonomic rucksack incl. an inner stuff bag, compression strap, riser sock, spares kit, owner's manual and an industry first 3 yr/250 hr warranty - all as standard.

The right to change prices, specifications or equipment at any time without notice is reserved