Mayday SLT from APCO

Mayday SLT from APCO

£630.00 — £885.00

APCO Mayday SuperLight Emergency Parachute (MD-SLT)
Mayday SuperLight (MD-SLT). 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 SLT 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 »

Specifications:

Mayday SLT MD 16 SLT MD 18 SLT MD 20 SLT
Area [m2] 23 30.4 37.5
Gores 16 18 20
Weight [kg] 1.220 1.597 2.083
Max Load[kg] 100 115 130
Sink Rate m/sec* 6.15* 5.1* 4.48*
Stability (1 to 5) 5 5 5
Gr. per kg. load 12.2 13.8 14.8
Canopy Material PN9 PN9 / similar PN9 / 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.
Mayday 18 SLT and 20 SLT are fully certified to EN standard by Air Turquoise.
Click here to see load test report »

Chute Comparison:

APCO’s Mayday 16 SLT is the lightest chute on the market, in terms of canopy weight for the maximum load it can carry (12.2gr. of canopy per each kilo load). There are lighter chutes on the market, but they are certified for very small loads – 80kg. and sometimes less. When you compare the weight of the chute against the load it can handle, APCO Mayday 16 SLT emerges as the clear winner.

CANOPY Max. load Canopy Weight Gram per kilo load
APCO MD 16 SLT 100kg. 1,220gr. 12.2
Sky lite L 95kg. 1,210gr. 12.7
MCC L 110kg. 1,423gr. 12.9
Sup’Air M 95kg. 1,197gr. 12.6
Nervures L 110kg. 1,378gr 1

A Grand Comparison test of rescue chutes conducted by SHV and FFVL jointly, proves once again the superiority of APCO’s Mayday! Mayday 20 SLT ranked no.1. Is at the top of all 41 chutes tested – Stability 5 and the best sink rate (4.48 m/sec.) Mayday 18 SLT rated Stability 5, with sink rate 5.1 m/sec is one of the best. It is the lightest chute per kg. of load.
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