APCO Play 42 UL


We are proud to announce a beefed up and heavily reinforced version of Play 42 MKII for loads up to 340 kg. Play 42 UL built to accommodate the majority of paramotor trikes on the market. APCO, as a decade long leader in the powered parachute market is in the perfect position to build the best tandem trike wing. We have accumulated a great amount of knowledge and experience in building wings for heavy machines, supplying Power-wing and Hybrid range for most heavy PPC machines for over 10 years.



Product Description

Now the Play 42 UL is ready and we are confident it will be a wing of choice for a growing trike sector. It uses the same platform and technical data as Play 42 MKII (based on existing certification), but has a large number of reinforcements, leading to a much stronger and well polished tandem trike wing.

  • Perfect launch and effortless flare.
  • Spotless handling and thermalling capacity.
  • Wide speed range and light brake pressure.

APCO is well-known for the legendary longevity of its wings and Play 42 UL is even more long-lasting and robust. It will be safely used by professionals for a number of seasons, logging thousands of commercial flights, making Play 42 UL the best value per flight tandem trike wing on the market

PLAY 42 UL – Trike the sky


Heavy line rigging

Heavy duty hook up points

V-brace main ribs (Powerwing style)

Reinforced diagonal ribs

Use of famous heavy-duty Gelvenor fabric for all external surfaces

Designed for loads up to 340 kg

Heavy duty Swivels on the brakes

Powerful, built-in Neodymium brake magnets

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 UL
Product Code 16300
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] Up to 340
Canopy Weight [kg] 9
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 UL ACPUL/ AFNOR Biplace
(certification up to 240 Kg. + additional load test)


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 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 1.5 150
Middle Superaramide 1.8 230
Bottom A, B Superaramide 2.5 450
Bottom C, D Superaramide 1.9 320
Brakes (upper cascade) Dyneema 1.1 95
Brakes (lower – steering line) Dyneema 2.3 230

Additional information


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