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Enigma

Apco’s Comp Wing – Unlock the Secret 

Certification: FAI CAT 1

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ENIGMA – Dictionary definition: “A type of riddle generally expressed in language that requires ingenuity and careful thinking for its solution”

Ingenuity and careful thinking that’s what was applied to achieve the final outcome (not to mention experience, deep knowledge, devotion and persistence in sticking to the goal).

We strongly believe for us to launch a competition wing we had to make sure we offered a package which is better than what you had so far, or not launch at all. Quite a few prototypes were discarded and we had to return to square one, time after time to create the ENIGMA.

ENIGMA – unlocking the secret…
We understand that modern competition glider is all about performance. We are also fully aware that performance should be manageable.
While looking for top performance we made sure that safety of this wing, its handling and launch are on a par with pilot’s abilities.
ENIGMA is a unique blend of performance and safety, offering a winning combination. You can use full range of speed bar without fear of collapse.

ENIGMA recovery characteristics are close to what you would recognize as typical for EN D wing. ENIGMA inspires confidence and is a wing you can trust – leaving you to concentrate on flying.

The secret is in safe performance you can handle

  • Designed for performance you can handle
  • Designed for performance above all
  • Designed for speed: 24 – 75+ km/h of useable speed range with safety margin for your peace of mind
  • Designed to thermal, outclimbing the rest-a job as easy as bragging to your friends!
  • Designed for flat and fast glide (best L/D at 58 km./h)
  • Designed to keep canopy pressure even at top speed –(HIT valve® aided)
  • Designed to launch in a way you forget that it is a comp wing)
  • True Two liner for maximum drag saving
  • Bullet risers® – APCO unique drag buster
  • HIT valve (for industry widest usable safe speed range)
  • Ball shaped handle on B riser for steering on speed bar – special golf ball shape for drag optimization and minimalizing the risk of line entanglement
  • Big Ears facility – probably the only 2 liner with stable Big Ear facility
  • Lightweight (only 6.9 kg. for Enigma 25)

Now it’s up to you to judge the results, solving the Enigma…

More Information

Technical Data

2527
Cells7171
Area [m2]25.827.3
Area (projected) [m2]22.1523.4
Span [m]14.3714.78
Span (projected) [m]11.5911.92
Aspect Ratio88
Aspect Ratio (projected)6.076.07
Pilot Weight (all up) free flight [kg]95-110110-125
Canopy Weight [kg]6.97.1
Root Cord m2.222.28
Tip Chord [m]0.460.47
Length of Lines on B [m]7.938.15
Total Length of Lines [m]218225

Performance

V-min [km/h]24
V-trim [km/h]44
V – max L/D [km/h]58
V-max [km/h]75
Min Sink [m/s] at optimal wing loading0.9

Construction

We strove to make this glider unique in every aspect.
Flexon® Batten on the rib and across center of the front opening
(technique APCO pioneered in early 2000)
HIT valves® across the span for added pressure and wing stability, even at the highest speed.
Bullet riser® for dramatic riser drag reduction with ball bearing.
Ronstan pullies for smooth acceleration.
Lightweight construction, but without using “disposable” cloth (ENIGMA’s cloth durable for more than a short season)

MaterialDiameter [mm]Strength [kg]
Steering LineDyneema1.4200
Sail ClothHybrid cloth construction 32-42 g/m2 “Zero Porosity” Ripstop Nylon
Rib ReinforcementFLEXON® batten system
Warranty6 Month against manufacturing defects

In the Box

Characteristics

  • TAKE OFF

    Responds well to a reverse launch controlled with A’s & B’s

  • LANDING

    Floats in ground effect, with a light and easy flair. Use a “Anti-G Chute”” for approaches into tight spots.

  • THERMALLING

    Phenomenal sink-rate combined with precise handling gets you to the top of the stack.

  • PERFORMANCE

    Class topping speed and glide performance

  • PILOT FEEDBACK

    a great choice for ambitious comp pilots

  • CONSTRUCTION

    According to Apco’s legendary tradition for durability – the construction of the wing is bullet proof! Extremely durable cloth combined with proven construction.

  • Enigma

    Enigmatic!
    Open Class Performance in a perfect package.

Features

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    L/E FLEXON battens®

    A system for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan

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    BBP

    Air Extreme Ball bearing Pulleys ®

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    NBM

    Integral built-in neodymium brake magnets

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    3D Cut

    Additional 3D cut on the leading edge for clean construction and improved profile definition

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    EHP

    Embedded Hook-In Points

Certification

Size

25, 27

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