APCO Guided Mayday

992.50$

The latest addition to our world famous range of Mayday emergency parachutes – Guided Mayday (G-MD).
G-MD is specially designed to enhance our range and cover market segment which requires an advanced solution in more difficult cases of flight emergency.

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Description

Available in Regular and Superlight (SLT) Versions.
The latest addition to our world famous range of Mayday emergency parachutes – Guided Mayday (G-MD).
G-MD is specially designed to enhance our range and cover market segment which requires an advanced solution in more difficult cases of flight emergency.

The sophisticated, Rogallo type, steerable gliding emergency parachute is now available, after being fully certified by CEN to the new EN norm and approved for up to 130kg.
It is designed for the most discriminating pilot, allowing for maximum control over events in case of emergency (glider failure etc.).

G-MD mainly targets pilot segment specialising in high risk applications – ACRO, industry professionals and competition pilots, but is equally appealing to the general pilot market. G-MD deployment sequence designed to function with or without cut-off system for the main wing. Accordingly it is also attractive to weekend pilots thanks to the simplicity of use, combined with advantages offered by steerable gliding rescue system.

Features

  • Glides with L/D of ~1.5 – instead of high sink rate vertical descent
  • Fully steerable – in same fashion as paraglider, allows for choice of landing places
  • Very low sink rate
  • High deployment reliability
  • Ultra fast opening with low deployment shock
  • Good flaring capacity on landing
  • Exclusive to APCO – Competitive pricing
  • Comes complete with brake handles and bridle/riser

Over the years the basic 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 four of the of Mayday parachutes are “Flat Circular Pulled Down Apex” in design. In 1998 the Mayday Bi was released in a Pulled down Apex version, and soon after the Mayday 20 hit the market.

The Mayday 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 6000 pound Nylon Webbing (UV Resistant). The attachment loop is covered with a Teflon sheath, to protect it from dangerous friction which may occur during deployment. Finally the bridle has a line sheath attached, to protect the lines where they link to it.

Specifications

Guided Mayday
Gores 16
Area [m2] 39
No. of Lines 25
Weight [kg] 2.9
Packed Volume [cc] 5950
Packed Size [cm]
Length x Width x Height
33.0×24.0x15.5
Load [kg] 60-130
Sink Rate [m/s] 2.8 m/s (90kg)
Forward Speed 15 km/h (90kg)
Glide ~ 1.5
CEN Certification EN
According to EN 12491 up to 130kg
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.