Mayday LT from APCO

Mayday LT from APCO

£420.00 — £788.00

APCO Mayday Light Emergency Parachute (MD-LT)
Mayday Light (MD-LT) The time proven classic DHV certified Mayday line from APCO has undergone an intensive diet. In line with the market demand for lightweight equipment, APCO added lightweight versions to our emergency parachute range to be offered Side by side with our classic Mayday range.

Materials and Construction:

The Mayday SLT and Mayday LT chute design is exactly the same as the classic, DHV certified , Mayday – with pull down, flat circular canopy – same area, same performance same design. Weight reduction for was achieved by using state of the art, latest materials. The SLT canopy cloth is from PN9 – the last word, most sophisticated development in parachute cloth. The LT is exactly the same as SLT, but uses the PN1 cloth which is slightly heavier. Lines and tapes for both the SLT and the LT are made of high tenacity Nylon 6.6 with Teflon sheath interlocked to prevent friction and direct line connection to the harness – allowing for maximum reduction in weight.
The main benefit the MD LT range offers is keeping the performance and quality the same as our classic Mayday, but slimming down the weight and bulk to the incredible numbers specified in the table below:

Mayday
Weight [kg]
Max Load[kg]
M-16-SLT
1.220
100
M-18-SLT
1.597
115
M-20-SLT
2.083
130
M-16-LT
1.490
100
M-18-LT
1.868
120
M-20-LT
2.300
140
M-16
1.890
106
M-18
2.220
120
M-20
2.690
160

Click here for full comparison test results by FFVL/SHV »

It was a difficult project and we broke many chutes, testing again and again, polishing the deployment, but finally we got it right – see short video clip showing some drop tests and problems encountered on the way:

Specifications:

Mayday LT MD 16 LT MD 18 LT MD 20 LT
Area [m2] 23 30.4 37.5
Gores 16 18 20
Weight [kg] 1.490 1.922 2.300
Max Load[kg] 100 120 140
Sink Rate m/sec* 6.15 5.1 4.48
Stability (1 to 5) 5 5 5
Gr. per kg. load 14.9 15.6 16.4
Canopy Material PN1 PN1 / similar PN1 / similar
Lines Nylon 120kg Nylon 120kg Nylon 120kg
Construction Light construction,
spliced lines
Light construction,
spliced lines
Light construction,
spliced lines
Certification EN Certification
by Air Turquoise
LTF Certification
by Air Turquoise
EN Certification
by Air Turquoise

* As measured by Air Turquoise test laboratory.
Stability rating by Air Turquoise (1 bad – 5 excellent)

Certification:

Since APCO’s Mayday range is certified and no parameters were changed, there was only the need for an additional load test to have the new chutes confirmed.
The light version of APCO’s Mayday 16 were load tested by EN laboratory of Air Turquoise. Click here to see load test report »

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