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Aerodyne Pilot

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La Pilot Aerodyne est une voile 9 caissons fabriquée en tissus porosité zéro.

Le choix idéal pour des parachutistes de niveau intermédiaire ou confirmé.

Tissus en option zpx

Tarifs sur devis uniquement.

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Description

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.

Available sizes: 90, 96, 104, 111, 117, 124, 132, 140, 150, 168, 188, 210, 230 and 250 sq ft.

Technical Specs
Wing Area Span Chord Chord Weight Weight Volume
Sq. Ft. Ft. Max Min Kg. Lbs. Cu. Inch
90 15.30 6.27 5.30 2.15 4.74 304
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
230 24.00 9.85 8.39 3.37 7.41 486
250 25.95 10.21 8.71 3.51 7.74 501

 

  • PLANFORM FACTOR: 6.6
  • ASPECT RATIO: 2.51
  • NUMBER OF CELLS: 9
  • FABRIC: ZP OR ZPX
  • SUSPENSION LINES: 725 LBS SPECTRA, 700 LBS HMA OR 700 LBS VECTRAN ZLX

Canopy Selector
WL Student/Novice Intermediate Advanced Maximum
1.0 1.1 1.5 1.8
Size Lbs Kg Lbs Kg Lbs Kg Lbs Kg
90 NS NS 99 45 135 61 162 74
96 NS NS 105 48 144 65 173 79
104 NS NS 114 52 156 71 187 85
111 NS NS 122 56 167 76 200 91
117 NS NS 129 59 176 80 211 96
124 NS NS 136 62 186 85 223 101
132 NS NS 145 66 198 90 238 108
140 NS NS 154 70 210 95 252 115
150 NS NS 165 75 225 102 270 123
168 NS NS 185 84 252 115 300 136
188 188 85 207 94 282 128 300 136
210 210 95 230 105 300 136 300 136
230 230 105 253 115 300 136 300 136
250 250 113 275 125 300 136 300 136

 

Note: The above numbers are recommendations based on the global use of similar canopies, and taking into consideration different training techniques, experiences and other varying conditions. Therefore the recommendation range may be varied based on individual and local training techniques, field elevations and prevailing atmospheric conditions.

This canopy selector program is designed as a non-exclusive guide to selecting a canopy. 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 firsthand knowledge of your current experience, skill level and frame of reference.

Only training, experience, currency and a healthy body and mind can reduce (but will not eliminate) the risk to you of danger, serious bodily injury, or death. Regardless of your time in the sport, never hesitate to consult other more experienced or knowledgeable individuals. They are often happy to help you make appropriate decisions. At Aerodyne, we recommend that, for both your main and your reserve canopies, you choose a canopy suitable for your experience level, which you can land safely at your normal drop zone’s field elevation, in no wind, in hot summer conditions, utilizing a normal straight-in approach and progressive flare.

Please note that this selector is based upon exit weight and International Standard Atmosphere (ISA) conditions. Exit weight is body weight + equipment weight + clothing. ISA conditions are at Mean Sea Level (MSL) with a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius and 101,325 Pa (29.92″ Hg). 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’s 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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