Guided Mayday

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One Day, Maybe, Mayday…

The Time-Proven Rescue Systems (since 1984)

Never fly without one!

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Available in Regular and Superlight (SLT) Versions.
The latest addition to our world famous range of Mayday emergency parachutes – Guided Mayday (G-MD).
G-MD is specially designed to enhance our range and cover market segment which requires an advanced solution in more difficult cases of flight emergency.

The sophisticated, Rogallo type, steerable gliding emergency parachute is now available, after being fully certified by CEN to the new EN norm and approved for up to 130kg.
It is designed for the most discriminating pilot, allowing for maximum control over events in case of emergency (glider failure etc.).

G-MD mainly targets pilot segment specialising in high risk applications – ACRO, industry professionals and competition pilots, but is equally appealing to the general pilot market. G-MD deployment sequence designed to function with or without cut-off system for the main wing. Accordingly it is also attractive to weekend pilots thanks to the simplicity of use, combined with advantages offered by steerable gliding rescue system.

Features

  • Glides with L/D of ~1.5 – instead of high sink rate vertical descent
  • Fully steerable – in same fashion as paraglider, allows for choice of landing places
  • Very low sink rate
  • High deployment reliability
  • Ultra fast opening with low deployment shock
  • Good flaring capacity on landing
  • Exclusive to APCO – Competitive pricing
  • Comes complete with brake handles and bridle/riser
 Guided MaydayGuided Mayday SLT
(Superlight)
Gores1616
Area [m2]3936
No. of Lines2525
Weight [kg]2.91.95
Packed Volume [cc]59505000
Packed Size [cm]
Length x Width x Height
33.0x24.0x15.530.5x22.0x13.5
Load [kg]60-13060-130
Sink Rate [m/s]2.8 m/s (90kg)3.8 m/s (90kg)
Forward Speed15 km/h (90kg)20.5 km/h (90kg)
Glide~ 1.5~ 1.5
CEN CertificationEN
According to EN 12491 up to 130kg
EN
According to EN 12491 up to 130kg
Packed Size vs. Volume:
The volume is measured by water displacement, and represents the smallest recommended packed volume, or the volume of the smallest recommended container to be used for the reserve. The specified volume is therefore far lower than the calculated volume that would be derived from the specified measurements.
The Packed Size measurement represents the measurements of the factory packed, but not compressed reserve, ie. the max dimension for each axis, and in its specified deployment bag, as shipped from apco.

Over the years the basic design and construction techniques have remained the same – there is not much to improve on a winning design and best seller as Mayday, even though it is continuously perfected and polished, insuring that it is updated on even the smallest details. All four of the of Mayday parachutes are “Flat Circular Pulled Down Apex” in design. In 1998 the Mayday Bi was released in a Pulled down Apex version, and soon after the Mayday 20 hit the market.

The Mayday boasts superior construction and materials. The canopy cloth is F111 “zero porosity” ripstop nylon. The skirt and apex skirt is reinforced with 1’mil spec nylon tape, neatly wrapped and stiched with a precision four-needle machine. The line attachments have V-Tab reinforcements, sewn in place with a computerized machine, ensuring consistantly high quality and strength.

The Bridle is made from 6000 pound Nylon Webbing (UV Resistant). The attachment loop is covered with a Teflon sheath, to protect it from dangerous friction which may occur during deployment. Finally the bridle has a line sheath attached, to protect the lines where they link to it.

MSM – stands for Military Spec Monkey and confirms that our reserves are made from fabrics, designed and manufactured in accordance to the strictest Military Specifications. This adds another level of quality assurance.

INCLUDED:

Each MayDay reserve parachute is supplied in a kitbag. Which is a useful to keep other equipment in once your mayday is installed in your harness.

Options & Accessories

EP Front container – Bottom Part

$49.00$99.00

The bottom part EP compartment is designed as a separate unit to be zipped onto the flight deck. It made from stretchable Neoprene fabric and can hold any size Emergency Parachute.

 

MaydayArea [m2]GoresWeight* [kg]Volume
[cc]
Packed Size [cm]
Length x Width x Height
Sink Rate [m/s]
(@ max Load)
Max Load [kg]gr / kg (Load)***Certification
MD2
Mayday Squared
MD 16 SLT
Super Light Round
23161.220310024.5x18.5x11.56.1510012.20EN Load/Drop Test by Air Turquoise
MD 16 LT
Light Round
23161.490355027.0x21.0x10.06.1510014.90EN Load/Drop Test by Air Turquoise
MD 16
Regular Round
23161.890400028.5x23.0x14.06.310617.83DHV
GS-02-0004-88
MD 18 SLT
Super Light Round
30.4181.597395028.5x22.5x12.05.1**11513.89EN Certification EP021.2009
MD 18 LT
Light Round
30.4181.922480031.0x22.5x13.05.112015.6LTF
RG 061.2012
MD 18
Regular Round
30.4182.220495032.0x22.5x15.05.412018.50SHV
PS0992.003
MD 20 SLT
Super Light Round
37.5202.083475031.0x22.0x12.54.48**13014.80EN Certification
E.P022.2009
MD 20 LT
Light Round
37.5202.300500032.0x23.0x12.54.48**14016.43EN Certification
EP056.2012
MD 20
Regular Round
37.5202.690540032.0x23.0x135.416016.85AFNOR/CEN
200143AP
GMD SLT
Superlight Rogallo
36161.950500030.5x22.0x13.54 m/s@(90kg)
4.9m/s@(130Kg)
60-13015.00EN Certification
EP057.2012
GMD
Steerable Rogallo
39162.900595033.0x24.0x15.52.8 m/s@(90kg)
3.2m/s@(130Kg)
60-13022.31EN Certification
EP009.2007
MD Bi
Round Tandem Reserve
47183.250610033.5x27.0x13.55.420016.25AFNOR
PS98228AP
MD 28UL
High Capacity Round Reserve for Trikes
64284.0001260037.0x23.0x20.06.334011.76EN Load test
12491:2001
Packed Size vs. Volume:
The volume is measured by water displacement, and represents the smallest recommended packed volume, or the volume of the smallest recommended container to be used for the reserve. The specified volume is therefore far lower than the calculated volume that would be derived from the specified measurements.
The Packed Size measurement represents the measurements of the factory packed, but not compressed reserve, ie. the max dimension for each axis, and in its specified deployment bag, as shipped from apco.
* Weight Excludes weight of long bridle on Hang-glider version.
Add 550gr for bridle
** Sink Rate as measured by Air Turquoise test laboratory
Stability rating by Air Turquoise (1 bad - 5 excellent)
*** Gram per Kilo Load
This is a unit that makes it easy to compare Reserves.
The unit is calculated by dividing the weight of the reserve, by its max load rating. The lower the number, the lighter the reserve is for its carrying capacity.

Product Codes

84199: G-MD, canopy only unfolded
84101A:G-MD, folded in deployment bag 44120LT
84141: G-MD, complete in front container
84142: G-MD, complete in P/M container

42485: MayDay Presentation Bag

Each MayDay reserve parachute will be supplied in the new “Presentation gift bag” external package. This is a small aesthetic upgrade, a nice addition and gift for the pilot.
Use this bag for your instruments, shoes, as a shower bag, as a lunch box, or whatever you like and be reassured your life is in good hands.
Mayday Prices remain unchanged 😉

 

FEATURES

    • Looks great
    • Extremely useful
    • Made from light materials
    • Detachable carry-strap, can also be used to buckle up folded wing.
    • Designated, clear-cover slot for owner’s details card.
    • Owner’s details card included. Just fill up and slide in.