Technical Specs

Wing Area
Sq. Ft.
Span
Ft.
Chord
Max
Chord
Min
Weight
Kg.
Weight
Lbs.
Volume
Cu. Inch
90 15.30 6.27 5.30 2.15 4.74 4.74
96 15.51 6.36 5.40 2.22 4.88 4.88
104 16.16 6.62 5.63 2.31 5.08 5.08
111 16.54 6.78 5.76 2.38 5.24 5.24
117 16.91 6.93 5.89 2.45 5.39 5.39
124 17.64 7.23 6.15 2.48 5.46 5.46
132 18.20 7.46 6.35 2.56 5.63 5.63
140 18.74 7.68 6.54 2.63 5.79 5.79
150 19.40 7.95 6.77 2.73 6.01 6.01
168 20.53 8.42 7.16 2.88 6.34 6.34
188 21.72 8.90 7.58 3.05 6.71 6.71
210 22.95 9.41 8.01 3.22 7.08 7.08
230 24.00 9.85 8.39 3.37 7.41 7.41
250 25.95 10.21 8.71 3.51 7.74 7.74
  • Planform factor: 6.6
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.51
  • Number of cells: 9
  • Fabric: ZP
  • Suspension lines: 725 Lbs. Spectra

Canopy Selection

WL Student/Novice
1.0
Intermediate
1.1
Advanced
1.3
Maximum
1.6
Size Lbs Kg Lbs Kg Lbs Kg Lbs Kg
90 90 41 99 45 117 53 144 65
96 96 43 105 48 125 57 153 69
104 104 47 114 52 135 61 166 76
111 111 50 122 56 144 66 177 80
117 117 53 129 59 152 69 187 85
124 124 56 136 62 161 73 198 90
132 132 59 145 66 172 78 211 96
140 140 63 154 70 182 83 224 102
150 150 68 165 75 195 89 240 109
168 168 76 185 84 218 99 269 122
188 188 85 207 94 244 111 300 136
210 210 95 230 105 273 124 300 136
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.