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Pilot Triathlon Triathlon-Hybrid

Triathlon-CRW Smart-Reserve Mamba

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Rethink the 7-Cell canopy, introducing the Pilot7

When you have a famous name, there is an expectation to live up to it. This has certainly influenced our design of the Pilot7. The Pilot 9-cell canopy has built a solid reputation for great openings, flat glide and a powerful flare. The new Pilot7 needed to be pretty special to be worthy of the name Pilot.

It is.

The Pilot7 is probably the best wingsuit canopy made. It provides superbly consistent openings, which inspires confidence in everyone, from a beginning wingsuit flyer to a world champion (and several of both are happy Pilot7 flyers).

In flight, you will find the Pilot7 agile and a fun canopy. It is predictable enough that it encourages you to wring it out and play. It has a flat glide and a powerful flare, likely more than any 7-cell you’ve experienced.

We make the canopy in standard ZP, in our honeycomb low pack volume ZPX, and in a new alchemy of materials we call UltraLPV. This builds the top skin and stabilizers from ZPX, and the ribs and bottom skin from FX-11 (the low pack volume material used in the SmartLPV). We use the ZPX lines to create an amazingly low pack volume canopy.

While we know wingsuit flyers love a great opening the 7-cell available with unprecedentedly low pack volume, we also expect that there will be a demand from a broader spectrum of the skydiving community. Students, younger jumpers, and older jumpers will all benefit from the forgiving openings, love pack volumes and great han

dling characteristics of the Pilot7.

Available sizes: 117, 137, 147, 167, 187, 207, 227, 247 sq ft.

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Pilot

Pilot

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.

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

Tech Specs

Wing Area(Sq. ft.) Span(ft.) Chord(Max) Chord(Min) Weight (Kg.) Weight (Lbs.) Volume (cu. in.)
90 15.30 6.27 5.3 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

Available sizes: 99, 120, 135, 150, 160, 175, 190, 210, 220, 250 and 260 sq ft.

 

TriathlonTriathlon

The Triathlon is a seven-cell, zero-porosity ram-air parachute, designed for skydivers who want one parachute that does it all.

Today’s skydiver is much more versatile and multi-talented than ever before. Free-fall, canopy relative work, freeflying, sky-surfing, sit-flying, demo jumping, cross-country flying, parabatics, and more…are all readily available to the weekend fun-jumper. Until the Triathlon, no single parachute has existed that could excel in all of those specialties! The Triathlon is an ingenious design created and perfected by Aerodyne to help give you a simple choice for a new main canopy.
The Triathlon is a user-friendly parachute with exceptional packing, opening, flying, and landing characteristics. It just flat-out does everything superbly…with zero bad habits!

The Triathlon is constructed from advanced zero porosity fabric and has achieved a superb reputation for dependably soft and consistent on-heading openings.

The Triathlon is great fun to fly with light toggle pressure and quick turns. The very efficient Triathlon airfoil has a fast forward speed and excellent glide and has also achieved an excellent reputation for rock-solid stability–even in extremely turbulent conditions.

Landings under a Triathlon are especially impressive. You can perform turf-surfs or land softly on a tight demo approach. The wide range of landing capabilities leaves all of your options open. These landing characteristics are the reason the Triathlon is the canopy of choice for the world’s most accomplished professional parachute demonstration teams.

The Triathlon is durable, reliable, and produced to the absolute highest quality control standards in the industry and enjoys a reputation as one of the most user-friendly and trouble-free parachute made! If you are a person who might enjoy doing CRW one morning, freeflying in the afternoon and a big way at the end of the day, the Triathlon can do it all.

The Triathlon comes standard with your choice of 725 Spectra or 525 Dacron lines and a drawstring collapsible slider.

Exciting Features

  • An ingeniously designed 7-cell canopy combining user-friendly handling characteristics with outstanding performance.
  • Zero-p fabric.
  • Smooth predictable handling.
  • No other canopy offers such a wide range of landing capabilities from Demo to Swoops.
  • New steering line configuration for  increased flare power.
  • Small pack volume due to seven cell construction.
  • Comes standard with spectra line, soft links, and collapsible slider with “super-lightweight” stainless steel grommets.

Triathlon-HybridTriathlon Hybrid

The Hybrid is terrific for those jumpers who want a canopy adapted and reinforced for intermediate to advanced CRW that can also be comfortably deployed in free-fall.

The Triathlon Hybrid airfoil is identical to the RW version with the addition of ¾ inch leading edge reinforcing tape and the proprietary Aerodyne Research 4-point retractable pilot chute system. Center ‘A’ and ‘B’ lines are non-cascaded and made of high-visibility orange 900 pound Dacron.

The Triathlon Hybrid is extremely popular for many skydivers because nearly everyone does some CRW at one time or another. For only an additional $100, the extra reinforcing, pilot-chute retraction system, and non-cascaded centerlines are a real bargain–eliminating the potential need to purchase another costly, specialized, CRW canopy.

Many Hybrid owners purchase our kill-line collapsible pilot chute for use on non-CRW jumps. When the opportunity for some serious CRW arises, they simply swap the KLPC with the retractable CRW bridle and a standard pilot chute–a process that takes only a few minutes. The KLPC is quick and easy to pack and saves wear and tear on the CRW bridle as well as eliminating a step from packing when the retractable bridle is not needed.

Exciting features:

  • The one canopy that does it all.
  • An ingeniously designed 7-cell canopy combining user-friendly handling characteristics with outstanding performance.
  • Zero-p fabric.
  • Smooth predictable handling.
  • No other canopy offers such a wide range of landing capabilities from Demo to Swoops.
  • New steering line configuration for  increased flare power.
  • Small pack volume due to seven cell construction.
  • Comes standard with spectra line, soft links, and collapsible slider with “super-lightweight” stainless steel grommets.
  • The only CRW canopy that can be deployed comfortably at terminal freefall speeds.
  • Fully prepared for CRW, with leading edge reinforcements, Aerodyne’s 4-points pilotchute retraction system and non-cascaded A- and B-lines.
  • Can be configured easily and quickly for freefall jumps, by replacing the retraction system with a common kill line pilotchute.

Triathlon-CRWTriathlon CRW

The Triathlon Competition CRW Series are highly specialized parachutes designed exclusively for World-Championship level competition.

This canopy uses the basic Triathlon airfoil–but has been highly modified for maximum CRW scoring performance by professional teams. The inlet is an open design with a modified sweep angle for maximum opening consistency and minimum inflation time. The canopy also features a mesh slider and tail-pocket deployment system. The reinforcing tape on this canopy is industrial-strength to survive the rigors of competitive CRW team use.

It is important to note that he Triathlon Competition CRW Series is designed for sub-terminal competition exits. It cannot be comfortably deployed at free-fall speeds–and may cause serious injury if used for traditional free-fall purposes.

The Triathlon Competition CRW Series is the choice of the current CRW World Champion Russian Army team as well as the silver medallist Italian CSE team, and bronze medallist French National Team.

These canopies are typically ordered in sets of four or more by teams. Aerodyne Research has several former CRW World Champions on staff to provide the specialized individual guidance necessary to suggest perfectly matched performance and to select proper wing loading at the very-high levels preferred by World-Class competitors.

Exciting Features:

  • A highly modified Triathlon, complying with the demands of CRW competitors.
  • Consistent openings with a minimum of inflation time.
  • Comes with a mesh-slider and a tailpocket deployment system.
  • Constructed from zero porosity fabric.
  • Heavy leading edge reinforcement.
  • Designed for subterminal exits only.
  • The canopy of choice for world champion teams and anyone who would like to compete against them.

Tech Specs

Wing Area(Sq. ft.) Span(ft.) Chord(Max) Chord(Min) Weight (Kg.) Weight (Lbs.) Volume (cu. in.)
99 14.12 7.05 1.80 3.96 242
120 15.50 7.74 2.20 4.84 316
135 16.43 8.20 2.40 5.28 349
150 17.33 8.65 2.60 5.72 370
160 17.83 8.90 2.80 6.16 390
175 18.67 9.32 2.90 6.38 405
190 19.46 9.71 3.10 6.82 420
210 20.25 10.11 3.20 7.04 435
220 20.90 10.45 3.30 7.26 462
250 22.40 11.20 3.40 7.50 473
260 22.83 11.42 3.50 7.70 485

 

Imagine the feel of flying a high performance canopy that is in tune with its pilot.

Experience a Vision of flight, as you never have before. The Aerodyne Vision.

Once again the Aerodyne development team refused to be bound by the “status quo”.

We wanted to address more than just the aerodynamics of high performance. Many who have preceded us have done this. We feel an equally important need to address the emotional side of canopy flight. How does the canopy feel, how does it respond to your commands, does it feel natural in flight, does it instill confidence? We want our designs to be extensions of the pilot, canopies that feel and look as good in flight as they do on a computer model, maybe even better. Is that possible? We know it is! This canopy is the embodiment of that goal. What better name for it than after the “Vision” that inspired us?

The Vision is the canopy for those of you who share this desire with us. Those who want a bit more faster turns, higher speeds and longer swoops in a canopy that feels as though it can almost anticipate what you want it to do. We refer to this as “a natural feeling of high performance flight”. What does this mean? Our best recommendation is to say: “Go out and try one for yourself”.

Exciting features:

  • Utilizes the same advanced aerodynamic inlet as the ultra-high performance Amax.
  • Comes standard with 725 lbs. Spectra lines, soft links and a slider with new “super lightweight” stainless steel grommets.
  • A high performance canopy designed for experienced pilots.
  • High performance with a natural in-flight feel.
  • Small pack volume.
  • A new blend of leading and trailing edge tapers provides consistent openings.

 

Smart-ReserveSmart Reserve

Our team knows reserves.

The Smart reserve combines more than 30 year of experience in the parachute industry and incorporates the latest 7-cell technology. Thousands of real life cutaways and landings are testimony to the quick and reliable openings, the solid flight performance and the powerful landing flare.

The construction of the Smart uses high tensile strength 0-3 cfm low porosity ripstop fabric, spectra suspension lines and ample reinforcement tapes. Extra strength is obtained through the use of lateral reinforcement tapes between the line attachment points as well load distribution tapes that radiate from the steering line attachment points.

All this has resulted in a reserve parachute that will withstand the shock loads related with today’s higher freefall speeds and still offer acceptable opening forces for the jumper. It also offers amazing glide performance for a 7-cell, which greatly improves one’s chances to reach a favorable landing spot.

Another safety aspect of the Smart is the relatively long toggle stroke. This reduces the risk of an unwanted stall during the landing flare, a phenomenon often observed with other designs. As a matter of fact, our engineers have built flight characteristics into the Smart that are similar to those of today’s main canopies. This helps a nervous jumper to handle the situation and make a safe landing.

Following subjection to the most severe tests and the auditing of our production facilities, the Smart is certified under the 
US FAA TSO-C23d
 and the European ETSO-C23d.

With this reserve on your back you will do better than just look Smart!

Exciting features:

  • One of the few reserves approved under the latest  TSO-C23d as well as the European JTSO.
  • Tested far beyond the requirements for deployment weight and speed.
  • The Smart is manufactured under the strict ISO 9001 quality management system.
  • The only reserve with additional radial reinforcement in the tail section.
  • High lift wing and advanced aerodynamics provide maximum low-speed lift  for comfortable landings.
  • Peace of mind packed into the smallest possible container.
  • Available in a large range of sizes.
  • Small pack volume.

Available sizes: 99, 110, 120, 135, 150, 160, 175, 190, 220, and 250 sq ft.

Wing Area(Sq. ft.) Span(ft.) Chord(Max) Chord(Min) Weight (Kg.) Weight (Lbs.) Volume (cu. in.)
99 14.11 7.02 1.50 3.30 262
110 14.83 7.38 1.70 3.74 275
120 15.59 7.71 1.80 3.96 293
135 16.40 8.14 1.90 4.18 333
150 17.32 8.63 2.00 4.40 346
160 17.82 8.86 2.10 4.62 360
175 18.67 9.28 2.20 4.84 384
190 19.46 9.68 2.40 5.29 409
220 20.90 10.40 2.70 5.96 476
250 22.80 10.93 3.00 6.60 488

 

MambaMamba

The Aerodyne Mamba is the most modern & advanced high performance 9 cell elliptical in the world today.

It is the combined result of 2 years of continued research, development and test jumping that, clearly reflects the tremendous R&D capabilities and technical expertise of Aerodyne’s resources.

With a planform factor of 22.1 and an aspect ratio of 2.7:1 the Mamba is one of the most elliptical wings on the market today. Despite it’s aggressive taper, the Mamba sports unparalleled openings and provides the jumper with a smooth controlled snivel & maximum forgiveness during inflation. It is extremely responsive to toggle input, bringing back some of the fun associated with highly elliptical canopies of the past and distinctly lacking on steeply trimmed modern ellipticals.

One of the most impressive features of the Aerodyne Mamba is the amazing glide ratio. Recent tests against other high performance canopies show that the Mamba has a definite advantage in this performance arena. With the Mamba you will increase your ability to get back from a long spots and have the absolute longest swoop landings you have ever experienced under a non cross braced wing.

The Mamba has light toggle and riser pressure, allowing you to explore all avenues of available control input and to maximize the performance of your wing. By utilizing the light front riser pressure to your advantage, you will soon learn that you can continue to increase both the speed with steep but controlled dives with this incredibly high performance wing. The flare on the Mamba is powerful and easy to read, leaving you with total control of pitch angle. From the moment you start your flare you will easily be able to gauge your distance and landing speed. Experienced canopy pilots will find that the Mamba is easy to land while maximizing their swoop distance and control.

Design Features:

  • Fully Elliptical planform – Provides phenomenal flight performance and landings.
  • Pre shaped nose – Improved inflation and aerodynamics.
  • Zero Porosity Fabric – Provides increased durability & longevity
  • 500 lb HMA Line – Provides exacting tolerance on line trims.
  • Aspect Ratio – 2.7:1
  • Planform Factor – 22.1

The Aerodyne Mamba is the ultimate high performance 9 cell elliptical designed with the more experienced pilot in mind that isn’t looking for all the associated costs and pack volume issues associated with cross braced canopies. The flyer that always wants to get back from long spots and still get fantastic flight performance and landings.

When you are talking about 9 cell ultra high performance wings, you are talking about the Aerodyne Mamba.

Available sizes: 90, 96, 104, 111, 117, 124, 132, 140, and 150 sq ft.

Wing Area(Sq. ft.) Span(ft.) Chord(Max) Chord(Min) Weight (Kg.) Weight (Lbs.) Volume (cu. in.)
90 15.6 6.39 4.27 2.05 4.51 289
96 16.1 6.57 4.39 2.12 4.66 299
104 17.3 6.86 4.59 2.20 4.84 317
111 17.8 7.08 4.73 2.27 5.00 321
117 18.3 7.30 4.88 2.34 5.14 330
124 18.9 7.50 5.02 2.41 5.29 340
132 18.6 7.74 5.17 2.48 5.46 357
140 19.4 7.98 5.33 2.55 5.61 368
150 20.1 8.21 5.49 2.65 5.83 381