True performance, power & feeling at your fingertips
Taking you on even bigger journeys of discovery, effortlessly devouring the Km’s:
- technologically advanced
- outstanding performance
- sublime handling
- light weight
APOLLO is just dripping in our latest SPORT-LINE technologies.
It includes many of our very latest innovative details and features that combine and add up to make real class leading and cutting edge differences that performance minded pilots desire.
Who’s it for?
APOLLO is for pilots who fly frequently and that have the skill level to match the high performance and dynamics of this wing whilst remaining within the EN B category. We seriously believe that true performance comes from the right match of pilot and wing. In the right hands, this wing will produce an incredible in flight experience and many km’s of rewarding cross-country distance whilst leading the pack. Importantly, APOLLO retains the fantastic handling that our Sky gliders are well known for, whilst using only technologies and design that add genuine advancements to the in-flight experience for the pilot. APOLLO ’s design still manages to offer the pilot an extremely good ratio of performance to safety. The handling and behavior of APOLLO, alone, will inspire confidence, emotion and inspiration for every flight, thus enhancing the pilots ability to access the performance that lies within. APOLLO remains a true and honest , high performing sports wing in the EN B category for high end EN B pilots.
The design features explored
If you are looking for a glider which is a victim to fashion, then you’ve come to the wrong place.
APOLLO is a result of tapping into all of our experience, technologies and know-how which our team has gathered over the past 30 years.
Every single component of APOLLOs intricate and unique design serves a crucial purpose. Many unique features lie within, each working in harmony to make the whole complete glider which fully enhances performance and, crucially, the pilot’s in flight experience.
APOLLOs low wing weight (4.6 kg M size) is just one more of the many design features that enhance handling and security. A quick look into the leading edge will reveal the intricate details of APOLLOs internal workings. A combination of computer design, laser cutting and skilled human hand; some would say, a work of art.
APOLLO sports an aspect ratio of 5.45 and consists of 55 cells over a drag reducing elliptical planform.
We have a reduced line consumption with a 3 riser configuration and reduced upper line diameters too. This is made possible, in part, by utilizing a relatively high aspect ratio design and a new concept to spread the loads. Loads are distributed internally, in part, by utilizing our V Bridge system. These light weight internal structures form a tensioning bridge at strategic points, which distribute load evenly. These ensure that the surface of each cell remains at a consistent tension with minimal ballooning and flattening of the cells surfaces across the entire span of the wing. The result is an overall cleaner, more aerodynamic wing surface.
Line diameters in the upper cascades are reduced to unsheathed 0.8 & 0.6 mm & 1.0 mm diameters for the mid cascades. Lower mainlines are sheathed Liros PPSL 1.40 mm & 1.42 mm. Line diameters and materials have been carefully selected and blended to optimize performance, practicality and durability.
Our LEO (Leading Edge Optimization) design ensures that the composite nose is highly structured and formed yet remains light. The unique blend of Hypalon, nylon rods and mylar support the nose with perfect tension. The set- back vent positioning enhances the internal pressure, whilst the Triple 3D cut; two upper surface cuts and one lower, ensure the cleanest of curves to the foil. The end result is a highly efficient profile with excellent internal pressure values throughout the speed range that remains simple to launch, highly durable and yet simple to pack.
- EYRIE bag
- SKY SLIM BAG SL concertina style bag
- SKY TEAM T-SHIRT
- repair tape and multi tool
- SKY USB flash stick manual
|Flat area (m2)||21.47||22.94||24.50||26.17||27.95|
|Flat span (m)||10.82||11.18||11.56||11.94||12.34|
|Flat aspect ratio||5.45||5.45||5.45||5.45||5.45|
|Projected surface (m2)||18.9||20.19||21.56||23.03||24.6|
|Projected span (m)||8.89||9.19||9.50||9.82||10.15|
|Projected aspect ratio||4.19||4.19||4.19||4.19||4.19|
|Number of cells||55||55||55||55||55|
|Weight of the glider (kg)||4.2||4.4||4.6||4.85||5.1|
|Take-off weight (kg)||55-70||64-81||74-94||85-108||99-125|
|Certification||EN / LTF B||EN / LTF B||EN / LTF B||EN / LTF B||EN / LTF B|
Customise the colours of your SKY glider
To design your own glider, use the tool at the producer website. When you have decided on your own unique colour scheme COPY the name of glider and colours picked (e.g. APOLLO: blue / pink / black) into your order. ANY colour combination is available.
Gliders with personalised colours are available only at extra cost. The delivery time depends on the load of the workshop and may vary depending.
Enjoy the look of your unique SKY glider!
- Panels: DOKDO-N20 DMF (WR), 36 g/m2, Dominico, South Korea
- Leading edge: DOKDO-N20 DMF (WR), 36 g/m2, Dominico, South Korea
- Ribs and diagonals: Skytex hard 40, 40 g/m2, Porcher Sport, France
- Upper cascade: EDELRID 7000–080, 7000–065 and 7000–060 (1 / 0.7 / 0.6 mm Kevlar lines uncovered), EDELRID, Germany
- Middle cascade: Vectraline 16330 Ultimate (1.0 mm Vectran lines uncovered), Cousin Trestec, France; EDELRID 7000–080 (1.0 mm Kevlar lines uncovered), EDELRID, Germany
- Lower lines: PPSL 120, PPSL 160 and PPSL 200 (1.15 / 1.4 / 1.42 mm Dyneema® covered lines), LIROS, Germany
- Brake lines: DC 000-060 (0.6 mm uncovered lines), LIROS, Germany; 7850-080, 7850-100 (1 / 1.2 mm Dyneema ® covered lines); EDELRID, Germany
- Main brake lines: EDELRID 7850-200 (1.7 mm Dyneema ® covered lines), EDELRID, Germany
Note: all texts and values are taken from website www.sky-cz.com