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PILOT MAIN CANOPY

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The name says it all... A canopy designed by pilots for pilots. 

Ask anyone who has jumped a Pilot and they will tell you the openings are the best you can get, it is fun to fly and easy to land. Since its introduction the Pilot has charmed beginners and experienced jumpers alike. Whether your cup of tea is a conventional approach or a little more playful, the Pilot will surprise you with its stable flight, responsive turns and comfortable flare. This canopy can really do it all.

With a lighter wing loading the Pilot is the ideal choice for those who downsize after initial training and buy their first canopy. Increase the wing loading and the Pilot becomes the favorite companion of the more experienced skydiver who enjoys the higher performance and faster turns it can produce. Canopy piloting schools recommend the Pilot for their training courses, because it is reliable and versatile at the same time.

Whether you deploy following RW or a wing suit flight, with a camera mounted on your helmet or a weight belt around the waist, the Pilot will put you in the saddle in the most comfortable and reliable way. Dare we say that its name has become synonymous for good opening? Yes, but that is not the entire story, for the Pilot has so much more to offer!

The Pilot is a 9-cell ram-air canopy with top and bottom skins built from zero-porosity fabric for best performance and longevity. The plan form factor of 6.6 and the relatively short lines make it quite responsive to turn input, without becoming radical.

Exciting features:

- The new standard in versatility.
- Comes standard with 725 lbs. Spectra lines, soft links and a slider with new “lightweight” stainless steel grommets.
- Made of zero-p fabric for ultimate performance and longevity.
- Color coded line attachments for easier PRO packing.
- Easy to control in all flight modes.
- Designed  by pilots for pilots.
- Moderate “planform factor” provides excellent turn response without excessive oversteer.

 

 

 

Wing Area
Sq. ft.
Span
ft.
Chord
Max
Chord
Min
Weight
Kg.
Weight
Lbs.
Volume
cu. in.
96
15.51
6.36
5.40
2.22
4.88
314
104
16.16
6.62
5.63
2.31
5.08
327
111
16.54
6.78
5.76
2.38
5.24
337
117
16.91
6.93
5.89
2.45
5.39
347
124
17.64
7.23
6.15
2.48
5.46
351
132
18.20
7.46
6.35
2.56
5.63
368
140
18.74
7.68
6.54
2.63
5.79
379
150
19.40
7.95
6.77
2.73
6.01
393
168
20.53
8.42
7.16
2.88
6.34
416
188
21.72
8.90
7.58
3.05
6.71
440
210
22.95
9.41
8.01
3.22
7.08
465
 
  • Platform factor: 6.6
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.51
  • Number of cells: 9
  • Fabric: ZP
  • Suspension lines: 725 Lbs. Spectra
 
Student / Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Maximum
WL
0,9
1,1
1,3
1,6
Size
Lbs
Kg
Lbs
Kg
Lbs
Kg
Lbs
Kg
96
NS
NS
105
47
125
57
153
69
104
NS
NS
114
52
135
61
166
76
111
NS
NS
122
55
144
66
177
80
117
NS
NS
129
59
152
69
187
85
124
NS
NS
136
62
161
73
198
90
132
NS
NS
145
66
172
78
211
96
140
NS
NS
154
70
182
83
224
102
150
NS
NS
165
75
195
89
240
109
168
NS
NS
185
84
218
99
269
122
188
207
94
207
94
244
111
301
137
210
231
105
231
105
273
124
336
153
NS = Not Suggested ........ WL = Wing Loading

Note: This canopy selector program is intended as a guide. It is designed to be used to assist you in finding an appropriate model and size of Aerodyne canopy for your exit weight, experience level and expectations. Please remember that in no way can this selector replace professional, expert advice that is based upon first hand knowledge of your current experience, skill level and frame of reference.

Only training, experience, currency and a healthy body and mind can protect you from danger, bodily injury or worse. Regardless of your time in the sport, never hesitate to consult other, more experienced or knowledgeable individuals. They are often happy to help you try and make appropriate decisions.
At Aerodyne we recommend that you choose a canopy that you can land safely at your normal drop zone’s field elevation, in no wind, summer conditions utilizing a normal straight in approach and progressive flare. This is true both for the main and the reserve canopies.

Please note that this selector is based upon exit weight and International Standard Atmosphere (ISA) conditions. Exit weight is body weight + equipment + clothing. ISA conditions are at Mean Sea Level MSL with a temperature of 15 degrees Celcius and a pressure of 1013,25 HectoPascal. Canopy wing performance degrades at higher altitudes and with higher temperatures.

Aerodyne has developed an objective method to determine the degree of ellipticity of a canopy planform. We have dubbed this value the “planform factor” (Pf). A higher planform factor equates to a greater degree of ellipticity and will likely exhibit the associated characteristics. Typically an elliptical canopy is more equally pressurized for better flight performance and exhibits better flare capability. Similarly the toggle pressure is usually lighter and the turn response is quicker. While these observations are not absolute, they are often typical of those exhibited by canopies with more elliptical planforms.


 

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