modern, innovative 9-cell student canopy.
Learning the art of canopy piloting imposes special requirements to the equipment in use: precise and comfortable deployment, high stability under ultra low load, flat glide path with sufficient horizontal speed, easy flare and landing. Commodore meets all of these requirements. Upper skin and ribs of the Commodore are made of Zero Porosity fabric, other parts are made of F-111. This combination significantly extends service life of the canopy also making packing easy. The unique feature of Commodore is the use of split panels in the bottom skin. This enables the use of high contrast color patterns, which helps to easily spot the student canopy even in the crowded sky.
Recommended wing loading of Commodore is between 0.6 and 1.25 lb/sq.ft. Recommended wing loading for the students is 0.65 – 0.90 lb/sq.ft. The canopy is available in following sizes: 190, 210, 230, 250, 270 and 290. Commodore is equipped with collapsible slider and
Dacron-525 lines. Lower steering lines are made of Dacron-1000.
modern 7-cell versatile main Canopy
- soft and consistent openings
- easy and safe controls
- moderate descend and sufficient horizontal speed
- high stability in turbulent air
- good flare
- low packing volume
Remarkable performance data were achieved due to use of the unique in its class technological solutions:
- high, as for 7-cell, aspect ratio
- platform similar to that of 9-cell canopies
- special design of air intakes, that reduces deformation of the skin
With wing loadings of 1.3 or below Skipper can be recommended to the beginners. At higher loadings it becomes notably more responsive on the toggles, but stays docile enough for a skydiver of average skills. Skipper gives consistently stable and comfortable openings, sought by cameramen and wingsuit pilots. Recommended wing loading range of Skipper is 1.1 – 1.7 lb/sq.ft. Wing loading for the best flight performance is in the range of 1.3 – 1.5 lb/sq.ft. Skipper is made of ZP fabric in following sizes 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170 and 190 sq.ft. The canopy is equipped with Vectran lines, collapsible slider with stainless grommets and comes with a set of soft links.
modern 9-cell semi-elliptical main canopy of popular intermediate class.
Magellan is our take on a popular mid-range semi-elliptical class of canopies. We made it consistently stable and predictable, but we never forgot what our sport is all about – fun! Loaded up to 1.2 lb/sq.ft. Magellan offers smooth steering and low descent rate, which makes it easy to handle for the beginners. Load it a bit heavier and Magellan becomes a perfect vehicle to learn basics of high performance piloting.
- comfortable, consistent openings
- soft and easy to master steering
- good gliding performance
- easy on front risers
- powerful flare
- good swoop performance at higher wing loading
All of the above make Magellan your reliable fun partner in day-to-day skydiving.
Recommended wing loading range is 0.95 – 1.85 lb/sq.ft. Wing loading for the best flight performance lies in the range of 1.2 – 1.6 lb/sq.ft.
Magellan is made of ZP fabric in the following sizes: 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170 and 190 sq.ft. The canopy is equipped with Vectran lines, collapsible slider with stainless grommets and comes with a set of soft links.
modern 9-cell fully eliptical high performance canopy.
- sharp and precise response to toggle inputs, with minimum altitude loss
- high glide ratio
- easy on front and responsive on the back risers
- long recovery arch
- powerful and stable flare
All of these features, along with comfortable and stable deployments make Odyssey an ultimate tool to bring your canopy piloting skills to a new level!
Odyssey was made for high performance piloting and all related activities. There is a number of innovative solutions implemented: special airfoil and wing geometry, unique new type of air intake that reduces skin deformations and increases flight performance, swoop-optimized controls, just to name a few.
Recommended wing loading is in the range of 1.3 – 2.0 lb/sq.ft. Wing loading range for the best flight performance is 1.5 – 1.8 lb/sq.ft. Odyssey is made from ZP fabric in following sizes: 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 130, 140, 150 sq.ft. The canopy is equipped with Vectran lines, collapsible slider with stainless grommets, and comes with the set of soft links.
Scirocco $2000 Designed for advanced pilots only!
cutting-edge 30 cell canopy of «ultra high performance» class for canopy piloting competitions..
Rapid developments in the art of high performance canopy piloting constantly pushes parachute manufacturers to raise the bar of technical excellence of their products. After two years of rigorous research to find the most optimal configuration for a modern high performance canopy, we are happy to introduce to you «Scirocco», our 30 cell, fully cross-braced canopy for high performance canopy piloting. While developing Scirocco we have considered almost every single comment from expert canopy pilots covering the major aspects of the discipline:
Harder openings are often an inherent characteristic of cross-braced canopies.
However, unlike most of the cross-braced competition, «Scirocco» has soft, predictable openings on both terminal and sub-terminal speeds. Openings are also well controlled by rear risers. The new canopy can be equipped with a patented removable deployment system (RDS). Our RDS system can be easily operated by one hand.
While diving, the front risers pressure increases. This makes it more difficult for a pilot to keep a canopy in the dive and to control the trajectory of the recovery arch. Design of the new profile along with the optimized trim has dramatically reduced the front riser pressure during an entire diving sequence. Rear risers also demonstrate stability and efficiency even during the slow flight phase.
Bottom end and slow flight characteristics
Larger number of cells in crossed-braced canopies has always been a detrimental factor for the canopy lift at slow speeds. On the contrary, the Sciroco’s toggle input enables the pilot to utilize the energy of the dive more effectively, thus increasing distance runs and helping to maintain the perfect shape of the canopy until a complete stop.
Main design characteristics
One of the main characteristics of «Scirocco» is its smaller air intakes combined with heterogeneous 30-cell cross bracing scheme. These features dramatically improve aerodynamic stability and air flow over the surfaces of the canopy. In addition to that, increased aspect ratio, unique elliptical shape and new stabilizer design helped to decrease both profile and intake airflow resistance to minimal levels!
Recommended wind loading for «Scirocco» is 2,1 – 2,8 lbs/ft ². Optimal loading range for the canopy piloting competitions is 2,5 – 2,8 lbs/ft ². «Scirocco» is available in following sizes: 64, 68, 72, 77, 82, 87, 93, 99, 106, 114, 124 ft ².
«Scirocco» can be equipped with either HMA-350 or HMA-400. To increase life span of the lines we recommend using HMA-400 on the highly loaded canopy sizes from 87 to 124 sq ft and especially for the flyers with greater exit weight. Steering lines are made from HMA-950 and are trimmed for competition style of flying. Considering that thinner lines require more attention and care we complement «Scirocco» with protective line bumpers.
We use polyurethane treated zero porosity material on all of the parachutes produced by Skylark. Basic set includes choice of standard collapsible slider or patented complete RDS system with removable slider and rotating metal connector. Both sliders are equipped with stainless steel grommets. Also, the set includes 4 soft links.
We recommend using only ZP collapsible pilot chutes with a diameter no more then 28 inches. It is also recommended to use different size risers: starting from 20 inches for 64 ft², up to 24 inches for 124 ft².
Standard Pro pack is the recommended packing technique.