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P42 Tandem

Sharing the sky is more fun!

Stop thinking that flying a tandem is a heavy work – with the P42 Tandem you will feel like flying a solo glider.

Its new design has cut the brake pressure in half. So, in general words, his handling is agile, sportive, fun and direct.

With its mix of materials, we have created a perfectly balanced glider, that allows you to have a light tandem with 7,3 kgs in a 42 sq. meters area and a big start weight range, perfect for professional tandem pilots.

Very fast and simple launching the P42 Tandem makes your life easy; with low or even no wind the glider rises fast but gentle, so now you just need to give the speed to go flying.

In flight it is a total joy, for the pilot and for the passenger; with his shark nose the stability of the glider is guaranteed, as the reactions are very moderate avoiding unpleasant movements in the air.

We have used all the features from our solo gliders to make this tandem safer, more stable, very fun and with a lot of performance.

The PPN (Precision Profile Nose) increase the effect of the shark nose, the HPCD (High Pressure Crossport Design) creates a balanced inside pressure of the wing and in the trail edge the MRB (Mini Ribs) and the BGS (Brake Gathering System) ensure efficient power transmission of the brakes.

Pilot Assistant Concept

The PAS (Pilot Assistant Concept) with its marked risers with icons and colors help to quickly find the correct riser for each moment, just perfect for professional pilots, that must work fast and efficiently.

And to place the cherry on the cake, our designer has implemented a new trimmer system, that improves better performance while accelerated flight.

The P42 Tandem is the perfect biplace glider for professional pilots and for pilots like you, that just wants to go and share the sky, because sharing is more fun!

Features

SNP

The paraglider is equipped with a Sharknose Profile (SNP), which provides more stability at higher speeds.

3DS

3D shaping (3DS) of the cells, optimised wing pretension and Mini Ribs (MRB) at the trailing edge improve profile fidelity and airflow and have a stabilising effect on flight behaviour.

BGS

Thanks to the Brake Gathering System (BGS) on the trailing edge, the wing precisely converts control impulses and enables fine centring in thermals.

HDP

High Definition Profile (HDP) means: plastic rods run along the top of the profile, covering between 45 and 80% of the surface depth.

PPN

The Precision Profile Nose (PPN) provides excellent launch characteristics and high leading edge stability in flight.

HPCD

The High Pressure Crossport Design (HPCD) allows good air distribution and pressure equalization within the wing and increases the folding stability of the cap.

Miniribs

MiniriMiniribs (MRB) and the Brake Gathering System (BGS) transmit control impulses to the wing with high efficiency and precision. 

EAS

Thanks to the Extended Aeration System (EAS), the additional openings in the upper sail are closed during normal inflow. This is ensured by the internal pressure and the air vortex created by the inflowing air in the front area of the wing profile.

Technical data

P 4242,5
Start weight 140-230 kg
Flat area 42,5 m²
Projected area 36,0 m²
Flat wingspan 15,149 m
Projected wingspan 11,898 m
Flat AR 5,4
Projected AR 3,931
Chord: center / wingtip 3,422 / 0,780 m
V-trim 37-40 km/h
V-max 43-46 km/h
Bridle height 9,09 m
Nr. of cells 52
Glider weight GT 7,3kg // PRO 8,3kg
Bridle length 457,52 m
Line diameter 0,9 / 1,1 / 1,3 / 1,5 / 1,8 / 2,2mm
Speed system / trimmer No / YesNo / Si
Certification LTF 91/09 & EN 926-1:2006, 926-2:2013

Designs

Scope of delivery

  • Paraglider
  • inner bag
  • compression strap
  • manual (PDF)