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Mamba

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
- 700 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 and also available in ZPX.

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 and also available in ZPX.

Sensei

Salute the Master

Nearly ten years in research and development make the Sensei Project the longest test-piloting program of any ram-air canopy in history. Now Aerodyne Research has teamed with master designer Brian Germain to bring this elegant canopy design to the marketplace.

In order to shave some of the increased drag experienced at high speeds, the Sensei uses a 21-cell cross-braced infrastructure. This makes it a beautifully proportioned wing, configured into seven cells.

Twenty eight tiny but incredibly strong suspension lines constructed of High Modulus Aramid fiber are coated for extra wear resistance. These low drag lines are essential for preservation of energy. We know you worked hard for your airspeed, and we want you to keep it all the way to the entry gate.

The carefully sculpted airfoil is a novel "Fat-Tail" design, with a greater thickness at the trailing edge to create superior stability when maneuvering with rear risers, especially when pulling high Gs around the corner, down in the power band.

The reduced span at the trailing edge makes the canopy more responsive to toggle input during ground effect and throughout the flare.

The Sensei comes with your choice of 350 or 450 HMA lines.

Available sizes: 71, 81, 91, 101, 111, and 121 sq ft.

Triathlon

The one canopy that does it all...

The Triathlon is available in 3 different versions:

Triathlon
Triathlon Hybrid
Triathlon CRW

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

TRIATHLON:

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 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 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.

Zulu

The ZULU is the totally new high performance, non cross braced, 9 cell canopy now being introduced by Aerodyne. It was designed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation software using sophisticated aerodynamic principles to create a versatile high performance aerofoil.

With the ZULU, the canopy pilot gets consistent and positive on heading openings. It is elliptical at both the nose and the tail, with a tapered wing, and it is highly responsive to toggle, riser, and harness input. Like a great sports car or an aerobatic airplane, it does exactly what it is told to do. The ZULU does not exhibit the temperamental nature of some high performance canopies which can be prone to radical openings and oversteer. It is a parachute that is easy to fly with precision.

With that said, it is a performance canopy and not intended for the inexperienced canopy pilot. The more experienced skydiver will appreciate the ZULU’s capabilities and should be prepared for the exhilaration of a canopy that can make your heart pound as you put it through its paces.

The ZULU is a well-mannered high performance canopy and is suitable for many disciplines. Our test team made hundreds of jumps on ZULUs which included wingsuiting, big way, and camera jumps.

We selected a pool of expert test pilots and did exhaustive head-to-head comparisons with the leading parachutes in the same class. The ZULU emerged as the preferred canopy among the test pilot group. With test wing loadings ranging from 1.3 to 2.2, the ZULU was stable in all conditions, and it exhibited great control response with brakes stowed. The electronic monitors calculated the Zulu’s best glide of 4.26 to 1 as the highest canopy glide ratio in the class. At the same time, the ZULU turned and dived more aggressively than the other canopies, showing both a greater increase in speed and carving through more altitude in a 360° turn.

Along with the all-new ZULU aerofoil, we have developed an all-new premium line type, a highly ordered structured thermoplastic polymer, the new ZLX.

You will be impressed by the soft and supple feel of the line, which is not as brittle and abrasive as other high performance lines. It has shown us remarkable strength and endurance in a year of jump testing. It maintains the feel of the line over hundreds of jumps without pilling like some lines can show over time. It provides no shrinkage and a longer life than lines currently available in the market. The ZULU will come standard with the new ZLX 700 lines.

In addition, the ZULU will be available with a removable slider as an option. This is an Aerodyne design, with high grade stainless steel custom hardware. By removing the slider, you will allow the risers to open wider, flattening the wing for optimum performance. Our slider is a simple and elegant design, easy to use, and very secure.

When you are flying a ZULU, the canopy flight is where the fun begins! The ZULU will provide the most fun and the least stress of any high performance canopy on the market…

Available sizes: 102, 112, 122, 132, 152, 172 sq ft.

Solo

When it's time for your students to fly solo... this is the canopy.

It is all about confidence and reliability. Whether you are a drop zone owner or a first jump student, the last thing you need to be concerned with is your equipment. The Solo student canopy can give you that confidence. Strong where it needs to be, forgiving when it has to be, the Solo provides all of the characteristics needed for successful student training.

The Solo is durable, with extra reinforcement, while being easy to pack. Its opening flight and landing characteristics have been tailored to allow you to teach your students proper modern piloting techniques. This has become vitally important in today’s world of high performance canopies. We have even considered the difficult transition path from student to novice and beyond. As the student becomes more experienced and is prepared to downsize, the Solo’s design allows for a natural transition to our Pilot canopy. This allows the novice canopy pilot an easy and straightforward transition from student equipment to their own, without the need to “re-learn” the canopy’s characteristics. This provides a much safer and more enjoyable transition, with continued learning.

We have even built in visual cues to allow for easier PRO packing training. By utilizing color-coded line attachments, the student learns proper packing techniques in much less time and with greater confidence.

Exciting features:

- Comes standard with 525 lbs. DACRON lines, soft links and a slider with “super lightweight” stainless steel grommets.
- Color coded line attachments for easier PRO packing instruction and learning
- Made completely from ZP fabric to maintain consistent performance.
- Extra reinforcement is provided in areas prone to student damage, resulting in less “down time”
- Moderate “planform factor” for predictable response and handling
- Handling characteristics tuned to provide a smooth transition as the student prepares to downsize.

Available sizes: 190, 210, 230, 250, 270 and 290 sq ft and also available in ZPX.

A2 Tandem

The A2 was designed to be the workhorse of your tandem operation.

It is the tandem canopy you have been looking for but could never find, until now.

The A2 is an elliptical 9-cell canopy, built completely from ZP fabric to maintain consistent performance. Its airfoil and moderate planform factor guarantee superb handling characteristics, to minimize the workload of tandem masters. Not only will they find the toggle pressure, turn response and flare power they have been seeking, but they will be pleasantly surprised by the soft on-heading openings. The turn recovery and ability to slow the canopy in no wind conditions are additional features that will be greatly appreciated by all tandem masters. The A2 is equipped with Spectra suspension lines which make for considerably less bulk and a more compact container on their back.

Because of their lower weight the Spectra lines also reduce the risk of line dump and subsequent premature opening of the deployment bag, a significant cause of malfunctions.

We have designed this canopy to maximize safety, but at the same time we made it an economical tool that will maximize the number of jumps per day. To reduce packing time we chose a hybrid construction and we added color coded line attachments. To reduce air time we built a wing that will fly slowly in brakes, but gives you a significantly higher rate of descent when flown at full glide.

The A2 comes standard with Spectra 1500 lines, a slider with “super lightweight” stainless steel grommets, and #6 stainless steel rapide links. Naturally the A2 is compatible with all tandem harness-container systems on the market today.

If durability, flight characteristics, and efficiency are important, while maximizing tandem safety and enjoyment, the A2 can offer an unbeatable combination. All of this coupled with the world’s most stringent quality control standards (ISO 9001) and an unparalleled investment value in a tandem canopy.

Available sizes: 330, 350, 370, and 389 sq ft and also available in ZPX.