The Game 42 is the kind of wing that will be talked about for years to come, truly remarkable. An all new design incorporating smart internal structure and our Automatic Pressurising Profile, producing wing characteristics that will surprise even the most experienced pilots.
Tandem flying is always a thrill for a first time passenger, but with this wing the real game is for the pilot! The Game 42 feels much more like a single wing than a tandem.
When flying you will soon forget it is a tandem over your head as this thermalling machine spirals you up to the top of the stack - and all of this with a friend on board.
TAKE OFF, front launch or reverse is always easy with the APP profile (shark nose) insuring constant pressure and high lift. The wing will rise slowly and controllably overhead allowing time to glance up and take-off even with the most difficult passengers. LANDING is a breeze as the Game 42 is incredibly stall resistant and flaring will slow you down almost to a standstill!
THERMALLING - this is where the Game 42 really shines. The LOW BRAKE PRESSURE and the canopy's precise input will whisper to the pilot exactly where the core of the thermal is and you will find yourself preferring the Game 42 over your single wing for XC days.
PERFORMANCE of the Game 42 is among the best out there. Sounds too good to be true - check it yourself!
PILOT FEEDBACK is phenomenal, the glider was thoroughly tested by professional tandem pilots and received nothing but praise ! Judging by the feedback, we have succeeded in creating one of the best tandem wings ever made.
Longevity of tandem wing is one of the main parameters considered by tandem pilots. Apco's well known Gelvenor cloth has been proven over many years as the best there is for durability and longevity.
Revised, careful blend of Gelvenor and other lighter types of cloth and materials will guarantee many more hours of service for the Game 42 .
We at APCO believe that on Game 42 commercial pilots will be able to put in significantly more hours before trashing, compared to market standard - making each hour of flight significantly less costly (APCO wings are known for their sturdy, durable construction and this wing will continue the legacy)
Game 42 is equally great for both free flying and for paramotor tandem flying.
It especially excels when flying under power. Its outstanding performance and short take-off run allow its tandem use even with the smallest and weakest engines, making it the #1 choice for many light tandem trike pilots.
Game 42 is certified in EN-B, LTF B Class
APCO also performed thorough in-house intensive test flight sequence to verify that the wing is in-line with expectations on every parameter.
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|Area (projected) [m2]||37.1|
|Span [m] (incl. Stabiliser)||15.1|
|Span (projected) [m]||11.9|
|Aspect Ratio (projected)||3.93|
|Take off Weight (all up) [kg]
|Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor unit) [kg]||Up to 326|
|Canopy Weight [kg]||8.4|
|Root Chord [m]||3.42|
|Tip Chord [m]||0.78|
|Length of Lines on B [m]||9.1|
|Total Length of Lines [m]||457|
|GAME FOR TWO (42)||EN. B / LTF B
|V-min @ optimum wing load||23 km/h|
|V-trim @ optimum wing load [km/h]||38-39 km/h|
|V-max @ optimum wing load[km/h]||46 km/h|
|Min Sink @ optimum wing load [m/s]||1.1 m/s|
GAME 42 is dressed in 3 distinctive color designs, following the latest trend in APCO. The bottom surface produced from non-siliconised cloth to allow for advertising and logo application.
The wing uses the same long lasting cloth and fully sheathed durable lines as on previous APCO tandem wings. This is to guarantee its integrity for entire expanded lifespan of the wing. Nevertheless we made maximum effort to reduce the weight of the wing 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 superaramid 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.
|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 Floor, St Top||Dyneema||1.1||95|
|Lower A3,5; B3,5; C; D; St||Superaramide||1.9||320|