Play 42 MK II

Double your Fun

Certification: Afnor – Tandem

Play42 MK II / UL proved itself a masterpiece of engineering and construction. The Play 42 is a safe, reliable, perfect launching tandem wing – The tool of choice for professional tandem pilots around the globe.

The Play42 MK II retains the good qualities of its predecessors, with excellent launch, perfect flare, improved handling & thermaling capacity, wider speed range and lighter brake pressure.

Simple to use and straightforward to fly – allowing the pilot to concentrate on the passenger and let the wing do all the rest. With the Play42 MK II, every launch is a successful take-off.

Durable, smart construction with use of Apco’s double silliconized cloth will result in more flying hours then any other wing, providing the best possible value for money.

Fast, the Play42 MK II is a fast wing. With a maximum speed of 45+ [km/h], the Play42 MK II is fast and still remains efficient with it’s classic profile.
The wide speed range adds an extra level of safety as into the wind penetration is improved.

Vibrant color designs dress the Play42 MK II. If you are looking for the perfect tandem machine – look no further. Give the Play42 MK II a try.

  • Wide speed range with higher than average trim speed and excellent wind penetration
  • Stable, inherent, auto-correcting flying characteristics – no roll or pitch
  • Direct & precise handling, lighter brake pressure
  • Improved bank angle coordination for effortless thermaling
  • Improved Trim System: One-hand friendly, easier in-flight adjustment
  • Replacable, no-slip, trimmer webbing, in combination with heavy duty kamet buckle
  • Heavy duty Swivels on the brakes
  • Integral, built-in, Neodymium brake magnets with male/female connection
  • Sand removal system “butt-holes”
  • Vastly improved thermaling capacity – even with engine on idle
  • Logo-ready bottom surface
  • HIT valve® equipped on L/E for rock solid stability. find out more »
  • Vibrant color designs
  • Double coated siliconised cloth (covered by 3 years / 250 hours warranty)


More Information

Area [m2]42
Area (projected) [m2]35.4
Span(incl. Stabiliser) [m]14.6
Span (projected) [m]12.1
Aspect Ratio5.1
Aspect Ratio (projected)4.1
Take off Weight (all up) [kg]140-240
Canopy Weight [kg]8.4
Root Cord m3.47
Tip Chord [m]0.66
Length of Lines on B [m]8.5
Total Length of Lines [m]496
V-min [km/h] @ optimum wing load23
V-trim [km/h] @ optimum wing load38
V-max [km/h] @ optimum wing load45+
Min Sink [m/s] @ optimum wing load1.1

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/rectangular loops that attach the lines to the risers are made of stainless steel.

MaterialDiameter [mm]Strength [kg]
Brakes (upper cascade)Dyneema1.195
Brakes (lower - steering line)Dyneema2.3230
Sail Cloth42 gr/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rib ReinforcementFLEXON® batten system
Warranty3 years / 250 Hours

Read and download our 3 Year / 250 Hour warranty certificate.

Learn more about our outstanding factory service.

Order replacement lines from our Line Shop.

  • The right to change prices, specifications or equipment at any time without notice is reserved.

Wing Suitability



    Behaves just like a Tandem workhorse should – Easy and Predictable


    Efficient Flare combined with a low sink rate and approach gives a great landing, even at higher elevations and light wind conditions.


    Climbs well, even in small light cores.


    Perfect wing for doing laps at the tandem hill, be it top to bottom or top landing – the play will play well all day long.


    The perfect colleague for the working pilot


    According to Apco’s legendary tradition for durability – the construction of the wing is bullet proof! Extremely durable cloth combined with proven construction designed to meet the working pilots needs.

  • Play 42

    Safe, reliable, perfect launching workhorse, designed for commercial tandem pilots.


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    DSC – Double Siliconized Cloth

  • HIT Valves


    High Intake Valves

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    L/E FLEXON battens®

    A system for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan

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    Integral built-in neodymium brake magnets




Frequently Asked Questions

Difference between Play 42 MK2 and Game 42?

The Plat 42 is a lower cost option to the Game 42.

The Game 42 has better performance than the Play 42, however, the Play will serve PM pilots and commercial pilots better!


Options and Accessories

42459: Light Clinch Bag


Durable, Comfortable.Made from LightRipstop material. Large Carry Bag for Quick packing of all your equipment. Holds unfolded glider, Harness, Helmet, etc. easily and quickly.
Weight – 500gr.

Open dimensions (Spread Flat): 1.2m x 1.2m

50011: Custom Colour

Apco Gliders can also be ordered with custom colors to suit your needs, be it a personal preference or for advertising purposes.

57007: Tandem Spreader Bars


Redesigned Spreader bars to attach a second harness to your tandem paraglider incorporating An automatic B-stall mechanism integrated into the spreader bar



This product is  NOT designed for high load aerobatic maneuvers/aerobatics!

57010: Paramotor Tandem Spreader Bar Set


Sold as a set of 2.
Paramotor Tandem Spreader Bar with wide spread to accommodate use with motor.
It has multiple attachment points for easy balancing of the passenger in relation to the pilot. 5 main hook-in points for any pilot, paramotor and passenger weight combinations.
Additionally 2 different height passenger connection points.



This product is  NOT designed for high load aerobatic maneuvers/aerobatics!