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Play 42 has been in production for professional tandem pilots.

The Play42 MKII uses the same platform and technical data as the Play 42 (retaining existing certification) but has a large number of improvements, leading to a much better, well-polished tandem glider.

The Play42 MKII features built-in Neodymium magnets and swivels on the brake handles, replacable, no-slip, trimmer webbing, improved B-line reduction, new sand removal system (velcro "butt-holes"), HIT valve equipped on L/E, and double coated siliconised cloth (covered by 3 years / 250 hours warranty).
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.


Play 42 MKII
Product Code: 16100
Cells: 46
Area: 42 sq.m
Area (projected): 35.4 sq.m
Span: 14.6 m
Span (projected): 12.1 m
Aspect Ratio: 5.1
Aspect Ratio (projected): 4.1
Take off Weight (all up): 140-240 kg
Canopy Weight: 8.4 kg
Root Chord: 3.47 m
Tip Chord: 0.66 m
Length of Lines on B: 8.5 m
Total Length of Lines: 496 m
Certification: ACPUL/ AFNOR Biplace
V-min: 23 km/h
V-trim: 38 km/h
V-max P/M Version: 45+ km/h
Min Sink: 1.1 m/s
Sail Cloth Fabric: 42 gr/sq.m "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rib Reinforcement Fabric: 180 g/sq.m Mylar (Trilam)
Warranty: 3 years / 250 Hours
Top Lines Material: Superaramide
Middle Lines Material: Superaramide
Bottom Lines Material: Superaramide
Brakes (upper cascade) Lines Material: Dyneema
Brakes (lower - steering line) Material:  Polyester
Top Lines Diameter: 1.2 mm
Middle Lines Diameter: 1.8 mm
Bottom Lines Diameter: 2.3 mm
Brakes (upper cascade) Lines Diameter: 1.1 mm
Brakes (lower - steering line) Diameter: 2.0 mm
Top Lines Diameter: 110 kg
Middle Lines Diameter: 220 kg
Bottom Lines Diameter: 280 kg
Brakes (upper cascade) Lines Diameter: 95 kg
Brakes (lower - steering line) Diameter: 85 kg

 

 


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