June 2012
:: TANDEM HARNESS SET ::

New Tandem Pilot & Passenger Harness from APCO

Three way view of harness.

Simply named Pilot harness and Passenger harness. These 2 new harnesses are APCO’s maiden entry to the tandem harness market specially designed for professional use by tandem pilots and their passengers.

Each harness is designed to be used as part of an integrated set for Pilot and Passenger. Synergized to work perfectly together.

Of course each harness can be used on its own, but work best when combined.



PILOT HARNESS

Highly comfortable, safe, light pilot harness, designed for ease of use with maximum protection

Seat plate flared outward to accommodate the passenger. Harness provides excellent ergonomics on the ground and in flight.

Many special features built into it to make pilot’s life comfortable and job easy

One feature deserves special attention:
The harness set is equipped with a special, unique pilot stirrup – provides for automatic transition of passenger into sitting position,- pilot operated on take-off (original solution developed by APCO. Credit to Matthieu Arlettaz)

It also a great relief, supporting pilots legs during flight

Leg steerup video

The harness has multiple adjustment points to fit a wide range of pilot sizes – so can be offered in one size only.

Getting in and out of harness is extremely easy.

The Pilot Harness integrates together perfectly with the matching Passenger Harness and at its best when coupled with the Passenger Harness


Synergy In Flight
side view with arrows
1. Pilot leg rest stirrup - Automatic passenger transition into sitting position on take-off (pioneered by APCO), 2. APCO’s under the seat inflatable airbag with side inlets, 3. Special side handles highly visible and accessible for launch assistant (also something for passenger to grab during flight), 4. Integrated velcroed instrument deck on the back for pilot use, 5. Two side pockets on the back for pilot use, 6. E.P Deployment handle highly visible and easily accessible - Right or Left hand deployment positioning.



Pilot Harness Features

  • Only 2.9kg. without seatplate and airfoam (add 600gr. for plywood seatplate)
  • Maximum protection – APCO’s standard airfoam protector with lexan plate
  • Automatic passenger transition into sitting position on take-off (pioneered by APCO)
  • Pilot leg rest stirrup (APCO unique)
  • Low volume – easy to fold and pack
  • Foolproof chest T-lock system
  • Emergency parachute under the seat
  • Deployment handle highly visible and accessible for right or left hand deployment
  • Optimal back support with APCO exclusive load spreading semi-rigid elements and thick airmesh lining for breathability and comfort.
  • New, lightweight Quick Lock Buckles
  • Reflective piping for better visibility in the air and on the ground
  • Plenty of space in the back pocket
  • Two extra mesh compartments in the back pocket
  • Additional pocket for notes and documents
  • Two mesh side pockets for easy access in flight
  • Water bladder ready
  • High density cloth – light, strong and durable
  • Cloth covered shoulder straps
  • Integrated channelling for emergency parachute connection
  • Loop and slide adjusters for one handed in-flight adjustment
  • 7075 T6 Aluminum aviation grade hardware
  • Designed for use with APCO's new 3 Ton forged carabiner (harness designed specially to be coupled with this carabiner)



PILOT HARNESS WEIGHT

Pilot Harness Weight Data
Weight of Pilot Harness 2.9 [Kg]
Standard Seatplate 0.6 [Kg]
Total 3.5 [Kg]
Airfoam Protector+lexan plate (optional) 1.0 [Kg]


OPTIONS

Foam Protector and Lexan Sheet (optional)
The TANDEM PILOT harness has an integrated pilot protection system, combining the APCO standard airfoam protector with a lexan plate (Code - 47143). The lexan plate aids in spreading the load over the absorbing area of the airfoam, offering the maximum protection available to a paraglider pilot today. Test results conducted by DHV confirm that our standard 15cm Airfoam protector is fully in line with DHV requirements when used in combination with harness.

Mayday Emergency Parachute
Accumulated experience from APCO's immensely successful Mayday range was implemented into the Pilot harness. The integrated emergency parachute compartment is perfectly located under the pilot seat, providing extra protection as well as having the emergency deployment handle intuitively positioned at close reach (and highly visible) and suitable for left or right hand deployment. The integrated emergency parachute compartment is ideally suited to accept the range of APCO Mayday parachutes which have proven themselves time and time again, saving hundreds of pilots over the years


AVAILABILITY: - Harness in stock
One size fits most
Color - Black with Orange



CODE: – 42400 (Tandem Pilot Harness)

OPTIONS: Optional items for Pilot and Passenger Harness

Code Description
42150 Airfoam Protector for Pilot
47143 Airfoam Protector lexan plate
44030 Pilot Stirrup/Footrest (L+R)
AP-100/2T Al. Carabiner 3 Ton double safety
AP-100/3T Al. Carabiner 3 Ton triple safety


Your orders welcome – we are confident in the success of this harness
(For complete information see Tandem Passenger harness page too)



PASSENGER HARNESS

Like the matching Pilot Harness, the Passenger Harness is highly comfortable, safe and light, designed for ease of use with maximum protection

Harness provides for excellent ergonomics on the ground and in flight.

Numerous special features built into it to make use comfortable and job easy

Equipped with under the seat, specially designed Cygnus airbag. Dual inlets installed on each side of airbag and combined with classic frontal intake valve to ensure airbag is fully inflated at all stages of flight, no matter what the passenger position is.

Unlike any other Passenger harness our harness allows for automatic transition to sitting position of passenger on take-off (pilot induced), making in and out of harness extremely easy.

Leg steerup video

The harness has multiple adjustment points to fit a wide range of passenger sizes – offered in one size only.

The Passenger Harness designed to work together with the matching Pilot Harness and at its best when coupled


Synergy In Flight
side view with arrows
1. Pilot leg rest stirrup - Automatic passenger transition into sitting position on take-off (pioneered by APCO), 2. APCO’s under the seat inflatable airbag with side mounted inlet, 3. Special side handles highly visible and accessible for launch assistant (also something for passenger to grab during flight), 4. Integrated velcroed instrument deck on the back for pilot use, 5. Two side pockets on the back for pilot use



Passenger Harness Features

  • Only 2.2kg. without seatplate and airfoam (add 500gr. for plywood seatplate)
  • Maximum protection – APCO’s under the seat inflatable airbag + airfoam back protection
  • Automatic passenger transition into sitting position on take-off (pioneered by APCO)
  • Low volume – easy to fold and pack
  • Foolproof get-up buckle system
  • Integrated velcroed instrument deck on the back for pilot use
  • Two side pockets on the back for pilot use
  • Special side handles highly visible and accessible for launch assistant (also something for passenger to grab during flight)
  • Optimal back support and thick airmesh lining for breathability and comfort.
  • Reflective piping for better visibility in the air and on the ground
  • Plenty of space in the back pocket
  • Plenty of additional pockets
  • High density cloth – light, strong and durable
  • Cloth covered shoulder straps
  • Loop and slide adjusters for one handed in-flight adjustment
  • 7075 T6 Aluminum aviation grade hardware
  • Designed for use with APCO's new 3 Ton forged carabiner (harness designed specially to be coupled with this carabiner)



PASSENGER HARNESS WEIGHT

Passenger Harness Weight Data
Weight of Passenger Harness 2.2 [Kg]
Standard Seatplate 0.5 [Kg]
Total 2.7 [Kg]
Airfoam Protection 0.6 [Kg]

AVAILABILITY: - Harness in stock
One size fits most
Color - Black with Orange


CODE:
42500 (Tandem Passenger Harness)

OPTIONS: Optional items for Pilot and Passenger Harness

Code Description
42150 Airfoam Protector for Pilot
47143 Airfoam Protector lexan plate
44030 Pilot Stirrup/Footrest (L+R)
AP-100/2T Al. Carabiner 3 Ton double safety
AP-100/3T Al. Carabiner 3 Ton triple safety


Your orders welcome – we are confident in the success of this harness.



Any questions, feel free.

Blue Skies,

APCO Team



apco@apcoaviation.com

Tel: +972 4 627 3727
Fax: +972 4 627 3728
www.apcoaviation.com
 

 

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