APCO Fun 42 MKII

The time has come to make our tandem wing, the popular FUN 42 into to be even better, safer, more responsive and much more fun to fly – in a word FUN 42 MKII.

Over the last 2 years of service, we collected enough feedback on FUN 42 MKII to have a clear idea what should be improved to perfect our well liked tandem into a true best seller and champion of the skies.

 

Description

Product Description

The aim for this project was to update the launch and ground handling with significantly reduced brake pressure. Combined with highly refined, more precise, direct and immediate handling, while maintaining same or better performance than FUN 42 MKII

(Fun 42 is one of the best glide ratio tandem gliders around)

Judging by feedback, we have fully succeeded in achieving the goals of the project . The glider was thoroughly tested by professional tandem pilots in Oludeniz, Turkey (world renowned tandem site) and received thumbs up!!

FUN 42 MKII – Double Your Fun

DESIGN FEATURES

  • Flexon® battens system for ultimate durability – pioneered by APCO more »
  • HIT valve® equipped on L/E for rock solid stability find out more »
  • Imbedded top floor minimal drag ® Dyneema line with lifetime warranty (never needs replacing and adds a half point to L/D)
  • Diagonal rib structure
  • Split A riser with B stall power booster and trim tabs
  • All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium
  • Advanced shape planform
  • Heavy duty Technora lines
  • Double coated siliconised cloth, covered by 3 Year / 250 Hour warranty
  • Brake handle with neodynium magnets and anti-twist swivel
  • Butt hole for easy cleaning
  • Crown shape tip reinforcement
  • New color designs
  • Improved, more responsive handling
  • Lighter, upgraded brake pressure
  • Reduced wing weight
  • Wider speed range (riser with large certified trim tab range)
  • Perfect launch with closed and open trims in any wind condition

 

TECHNICAL DATA

FUN 42
Product Code 19300
Cells 48
Area [m2] 42
Area (projected) [m2] 37.1
Span [m] (incl. Stabiliser) 15.1
Span (projected) [m] 12.55
Aspect Ratio 5.4
Aspect Ratio (projected) 4.2
Take off Weight (all up) [kg] 140-230
Canopy Weight [kg] 8.7
Root Chord [m] 3.38
Tip Chord [m] 0.67
Length of Lines on B [m] 9.4
Total Length of Lines [m] 465

 

CERTIFICATION

FUN 42 MKII successfully completed certification test flight for EN B Tandem rating with closed and open trimmers.

Flight test report – Trimmers closed, Click here

Flight test report – Trimmers opened, Click here

Load test, Click here

Size Certification Type
FUN FOR TWO (42) EN. B

 

PERFORMANCE

V-min @ optimum wing load 24 km/h
V-trim @ optimum wing load [km/h] 38-39 km/h
V-max @ optimum wing load[km/h] 47 km/h
Min Sink @ optimum wing load [m/s] 1.1 m/s

 

COLOR OPTIONS

FUN 42 is dressed in 4 all new, innovative color designs, following the latest trend in APCO.
On some of the wings the bottom surface produced from non-siliconized cloth to allow for advertising and logo application.

Fun for two MKII Colors

 

CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS

Materials

The wing uses the same cloth and lines with structure and design same as the Fun 42, so as to guarantee its integrity for entire expanded lifespan of the wing. Nevertheless we were able to reduce the weight of the wing by almost a half kilo thanks to advanced solutions applied. APCO is traditionally known for using materials and building techniques which offer double and triple lifespan over the expected (particularly important to professional tandem pilots)

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 superaramide covered with a polyester sheath for protection against UV, wear and abrasion. The bottom section of the brake lines is made of Dyneema because of its better mechanical properties. The Carabiners that attach the lines to the risers are made of stainless steel.

Fabric
Sail Cloth 42 gr/m2 “Zero Porosity” Ripstop Nylon
Rib Reinforcement 180 g/m2 Mylar (Trilam)
Warranty 3 years / 250 Hours
Material Diameter [mm] Strength [kg]
Top Floor Dyneema 1.0mm 90kg x 2
St Top Superaramide 1.2 120
Middle A1,3, B1,3 Superaramide 1.8 230
Middle A5, B5, C, D, St Superaramide 1.5 150
Lower A;B Superaramide 1.9 320
Lower C;D Superaramide 1.8 230
Brake Cascades:
Upper Dyneema 1.1 95
Lower Dyneema 2.3 230