Mayday UL

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Suitable for solo and tandem Trikes

Manual

Apco Aviation started manufacturing the Mayday in 1984, and since then put over 40,000 pieces into service in the Paragliding and Hang Gliding markets. The Mayday has hundreds of life saving deployments to its name, from beginners to world champions.

Now we are proud to introduce the MAYDAY 28 UL, a new pioneering emergency parachute, specially designed for trikes – single and tandem.

Mayday 28 UL capable of safely handling loads of up to 400kg. Formally load tested by EN approved laboratory – Air Turquoise – confirming safe opening and descent with maximum load of 340 kg. Tests were carried out at opening speed of 40m./sec. as per standard EN requirements for emergency parachutes.

 Mayday 28 UL
Gores28
Area [m2]64
Weight [kg]4 (canopy only)
Packed Volume [cc]12600
Packed Size [cm]
Length x Width x Height
37.0x23.0x20.0
Sink Rate [m/s]6.3 (at max load)
Max Load [kg]340
Maximum Deployment speed140 km/h
Riser2 x 2,400 kg. standard double universal bridle
Nominal diameter [m]8.6
CertificationEN load and drop test
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.

Mayday 28 UL – Completely new emergency parachute but incorporating classical principles of APCO’s Mayday designs Equipped with special slider for reduced opening shock (unique in the world of paragliding)

The rest of the 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 of the Mayday parachutes are “Flat Circular Pulled Down Apex” in design.

The Mayday UL 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 2 x 2,400[kg] Webbing (UV Resistant) and is designed to fit quite a few trikes – e.g. Fly Products trike.
Bridle is a separate item – not supplied as standard with Mayday 28 UL and not included in the price. Needs to be ordered separately.
Custom made bridles can be ordered too.

Typical APCO construction incorporating standard parachute manufacturing and materials.

 Mayday 28 UL
Apex lines180kg nylon 6.6 line
Apex reinforcement tapeMil T 5038-3 1" or similar
Gore reinforcement tapMil T 5038-3 5/8" or similar
Gore fabricF111 or equal
Skirt reinforcement tapeMil T 5038-3 1" or similar
V-TabsMil W 4088-1 9/16" or similar
Suspension lines180 kg. Nylon 6.6
Bridle webbing*2 x 2,400 kg. UV Treated 1"
* Bridle is a separate item - not supplied as standard with Mayday 28 UL and not included in the price. Needs to be ordered separately.

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.

* Bridle is a separate item – not supplied as standard with Mayday 28 UL and not included in the price. Needs to be ordered separately.

Options & Accessories

Trike Pilot Harness

$467.00$487.00

Extremely comfortable, safe, and light, the Pilot Harness was designed for ease of use with maximum protection.

Product Codes

Mayday 28 UL

  • 85199: Mayday 28 UL Canopy only unfolded
  • 85198 : Mayday 28 UL in deployment bag 44130
  • 85197: Mayday 28 UL in paramotor container XL

 

Mayday 28 UL (canopy supplied with #8 stainless steel rapide maillon).

Price does not include bridle

  • 44130: Deployment bag for Mayday 28 UL
  • 80028: Paramotor container XL for Mayday 28 UL
  • 42005: Standard double universal Bridle (set of 2 bridles)
  • 43123F: Peguet Rapide S/S maillon #8 (to connect bridle)
  • 80020: Folding charges for Mayday 28 UL
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.

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.