Aerodyne Wingsuit Extractor PC Review
A while back, I sent my main canopy (Pilot 150) to Aerodyne for some minor repairs and was pleasantly surprised when it came back with a nice new addition: a Wingsuit Extractor Pilot Chute.
On my very next jump, I took it for a test run with my Squirrel Freak and intentionally did a weak pc toss to see how it would behave in the Freak’s burble.
This PC is a machine, and in 2seconds I had full line stretch, followed by a smooth on-heading opening.
The footage shows solid inflation and minimal oscillation throughout the deployment process. I have since used it loads of times on both wingsuit and normal freefall (mostly camera) jumps and it continues to work like a charm, with consistent on-heading openings. I also haven’t had a single line-twist since I started using it for wingsuit jumps.
When used for normal freefall jumps the openings are quite positive and, if you’re intending to mostly do jumps of this type, I’d take Aerodyne’s advice and get the freefall Extractor, rather than the wingsuit version. If, however, you’ll be mostly using it for wingsuiting, I can’t recommend this PC highly enough! It’s a great addition to my trusty Pilot for all types of wingsuiting, from small student/acro suits to large racing suits, and the new flex handle is a nice feature as well!
Story by Hendri LIEBENBERG
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