The time has come to make our tandem wing, the popular FUN 42 into to be even better, safer, more responsive and much more fun to fly - in a word FUN 42 MKII.
Over the last 2 years of service, we collected enough feedback on FUN 42 MKII to have a clear idea what should be improved to perfect our well liked tandem into a true best seller and champion of the skies.
The aim for this project was to update the launch and ground handling with significantly reduced brake pressure. Combined with highly refined, more precise, direct and immediate handling, while maintaining same or better performance than FUN 42 MKII
(Fun 42 is one of the best glide ratio tandem gliders around)
Judging by feedback, we have fully succeeded in achieving the goals of the project . The glider was thoroughly tested by professional tandem pilots in Oludeniz, Turky (world reknowned tandem site) and recieved thumbs up!!
|Area (projected) [m2]||37.1|
|Span [m] (incl. Stabiliser)||15.1|
|Span (projected) [m]||12.55|
|Aspect Ratio (projected)||4.2|
|Take off Weight (all up) [kg]||140-230|
|Canopy Weight [kg]||8.7|
|Root Chord [m]||3.38|
|Tip Chord [m]||0.67|
|Length of Lines on B [m]||9.4|
|Total Length of Lines [m]||465|
FUN 42 MKII successfully completed certification test flight for EN B Tandem rating with closed and open trimmers.
Flight test report - Trimmers closed, Click here
Flight test report - Trimmers opened, Click here
Load test, Click here
|FUN FOR TWO (42)||EN. B|
|V-min @ optimum wing load||24 km/h|
|V-trim @ optimum wing load [km/h]||38-39 km/h|
|V-max @ optimum wing load[km/h]||47 km/h|
|Min Sink @ optimum wing load [m/s]||1.1 m/s|
FUN 42 is dressed in 4 all new, innovative color designs, following the latest trend in APCO.
On some of the wings the bottom surface produced from non-siliconised cloth to allow for advertising and logo application.
The wing uses the same cloth and lines with structure and design same as the Fun 42, so as to guarantee its integrity for entire expanded lifespan of the wing. Nevertheless we were able to reduce the weight of the wing by almost a half kilo 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||180 g/m2 Mylar (Trilam)|
|Warranty||3 years / 250 Hours|
|Material||Diameter [mm]||Strength [kg]|
|Top Floor||Dyneema||1.0mm||90kg x 2|
|Middle A1,3, B1,3||Superaramide||1.8||230|
|Middle A5, B5, C, D, St||Superaramide||1.5||150|