Technical Specs

Wing Area
Sq. Ft.
Span
Ft.
Chord
Max
Chord
Min
Weight
Kg.
Weight
Lbs.
Volume
Cu. Inch
117 15.18 7.95 6.76 2.15 4.73 325
127 15.66 8.20 6.97 2.20 4.84 335
137 16.43 8.59 7.30 2.22 4.88 345
147 17.02 8.84 7.52 2.31 5.08 365
167 18.14 9.37 7.75 2.38 5.24 380
187 19.19 9.92 7.75 2.45 5.39 400
207 20.19 10.43 8.62 2.48 5.46 425
227 21.15 10.92 9.03 2.56 5.63 460
247 22.06 11.39 9.41 2.63 5.79 480
277 22.94 11.85 9.79 2.74 6.03 500
  • Planform factor: 8.57
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.3
  • Number of cells: 7
  • Fabric: ZP, ZPX or ZPX/FX11 Hybrid
  • Suspension lines: 700 Lbs. Vectran ZLX

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
117 NS NS 129 58 152 69 187 85
127 NS NS 140 64 165 75 203 92
137 NS NS 151 68 178 81 219 99
147 NS NS 162 73 191 87 235 107
167 NS NS 184 83 217 98 267 121
187 187 85 206 93 243 110 299 136
207 207 94 228 103 269 122 331 150
227 227 103 250 113 295 134 363 165
247 247 112 272 123 321 146 395 179
277 277 126 305 139 360 164 443 201
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.