Icarus Omega: Making It Easy.
The ICARUS Omega is a 7-cell, lightly elliptical, zero porosity, RW canopy. It has been designed as a hassle-free all rounder; suitable for RW, demo jumping, fun accuracy and fun CRW. It is super easy to use, with delicious '7-cell' openings, easy packing and gentle landings.
ZP 7-cells may be outperformed on landing by 9-cell canopies, but they have gained in popularity due to their low baggage factor, and ease of use; a definite plus for many people.
The ICARUS Omega is a truly elliptical canopy, but the shaping in it is very light. The planform has been optimized between enhancing the canopy performance and feel, yet maintaining easy flight characteristics and consistent controlled openings. The Omega's cells vary in width across the canopy, to maintain a constant cell aspect ratio and to consistently control the airfoil shape across the canopy.
At lighter wing loadings (below .9 psf) it is a good student transition or first canopy, or for those who want to take it easy. At heavier wing loadings (up to 1.5 psf) it will be zippy and fun, with cruisey openings and reasonable landings. As it's a 7-cell of conventional construction, the pack volume is very small.
Icarus recommends it for wing loadings from .75 psf to 1.5 psf
The Omega is available in any size you choose as a custom order. You can pick one from the stock list at this link. And then note size and/or stock identifier above.
For custom colors, complete your design at this link and then select ChutingStar Enterprises, Inc. from the drop down menu under American Continent and Georgia.
Turnaround times for stock canopy orders is approximately 1 week. Turnaround time for custom canopies varies frequently, so contact us for the current turnaround time.
|Cell Count||7 cell|
|Crew Lineset Available||No|
|Line Types||500 Vectran|