Technical Specs

Wing Area
Sq. Ft.
Span
Ft.
Chord
Max
Chord
Min
Weight
Kg.
Weight
Lbs.
Volume
Cu. Inch
99 14.11 7.02 7.02 1.50 3.30 250
110 14.83 7.38 7.38 1.70 3.74 262
120 15.59 7.71 7.71 1.80 3.96 276
135 16.40 8.14 8.14 1.90 4.18 305
150 17.32 8.63 8.63 2.00 4.40 332
160 17.82 8.86 8.86 2.10 4.62 345
175 18.67 9.28 9.28 2.20 4.84 360
190 19.46 9.68 9.68 2.40 5.29 390
220 20.90 10.40 10.40 2.70 5.96 440
250 22.80 10.93 10.93 3.00 6.60 468
  • Planform factor: 0.0
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.0
  • Number of cells: 7
  • Fabric: FX11
  • Suspension lines: 725 Lbs. Spectra

Canopy Selection

WL Student/Novice
1.0
Intermediate
1.0
Advanced
1.3
Maximum
2.2
Size Lbs Kg Lbs Kg Lbs Kg Lbs Kg
99 NS NS 119 54 129 59 158 72
120 NS NS 144 65 156 71 192 87
135 NS NS 162 74 176 80 216 98
150 NS NS 180 82 195 89 240 109
160 NS NS 192 87 208 95 256 116
175 175 80 210 95 228 103 280 127
190 190 86 228 104 247 112 300 136
220 220 100 264 120 286 130 300 136
250 250 114 300 136 300 136 300 136
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.