APCO Play 42 MK II PPG Tandem Glider

Play 42 has been in production for 3 years and gained a solid reputation as a safe, reliable, perfect launching tandem wing – A tool of choice for professional tandem pilots.

Product Description

n the quest for perfection, we collected continuous feedback on every aspect of the Play 42 from out tandem pilots. All input was carefully analyzed leading to the following design brief:

Retain the good qualities of its predecessor such as excellent launch, perfect flare and improve the glider’s handling & thermaling capacity with wider speed range and lighter brake pressure.

Now the Play42 MKII is ready. It 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. 

Built-in Neodymium magnets and swivels on the brake handles examplify our attention to detail. Read the complete list of features below.

Five color designs dress the Play42 MKII. If you are looking for the perfect tandem machine – look no further. Give the Play42 MKII a try.



PLAY 42 MK II – Double Your Fun


  • Vastly improved thermaling Capacity
  • Direct & precise handling, lighter brake pressure
  • Improved bank angle coordination for effortless thermaling
  • Improved Trim System :: One-hand friendly, Easier in-flight adjustment
  • Replacable, no-slip, trimmer webbing
  • Improved B-line reduction
  • Heavy duty Swivels on the brakes
  • Powerful, built-in Neodymium brake magnets
  • New sand removal system (velcro “butt-holes”)
  • Logo-ready bottom surface
  • HIT valve® equipped on L/E for rock solid stability find out more »
  • New color designs
  • Double coated siliconised cloth (covered by 3 years / 250 hours warranty)



Play 42 MKII
Product Code 16100
Cells 46
Area [m2] 42
Area (projected) [m2] 35.4
Span [m] 14.6
Span (projected) [m] 12.1
Aspect Ratio 5.1
Aspect Ratio (projected) 4.1
Take off Weight (all up) [kg] 140-240
Canopy Weight [kg] 8.4
Root Chord [m] 3.47
Tip Chord [m] 0.66
Length of Lines on B [m] 8.5
Total Length of Lines [m] 496



Size Certification Type
Play for 2 ACPUL/ AFNOR Biplaceadditional DGAC
Load Test– 240 Kg Max load , Click for Certification»



V-min [km/h]   23
V-trim [km/h]   38
V-max P/M Version [km/h]   45+
Min Sink [m/s]   1.1



The bottom surface of the play for 2 has made white especially for advertising purposes or placing of custom logos.

Option Number Color Design
1. Red
2. Yellow
3. Royal Blue
4. Gray / White
5. White / Gray




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 gr/m2 “Zero Porosity” Ripstop Nylon
Rib Reinforcement FLEXON® batten system
Warranty 3 years / 250 Hours
Material Diameter [mm] Strength [kg]
Top Superaramide 1.2 110
Middle Superaramide 1.8 220
Bottom Superaramide 2.3 280
Brakes (upper cascade) Dyneema 1.1 95
Brakes (lower – steering line) Polyester 2.0 85