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Aerodyne Smart LPV Reserve Parachute Canopy
Smart LPV Reserve Stock List
If the size of Smart you need is not on the stock list, we will place a custom order upon receiving your order.
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Aerodyne Smart LPV Reserve Parachute Canopy.
Aerodyne is proud to welcome 2015 with the introduction of our the new low pack volume reserve, the Smart LPV.
With the Smart LPV, Aerodyne Labs has created a very different solution to the challenge of how to fit more canopy into a smaller area. Aerodyne chose to stick with its existing tried and true canopy design, and focus their efforts on improving the properties of the fabric to achieve the results. Aerodyne set themselves some pretty tough goals for this project:
- The fabric had to maintain all its strength and structural integrity. It could not be weaker or stretchier than existing F111 fabric.
- The fabric needed to perform better on properties such as how flat it lays and how easily it is handled and folded.
- The fabric needed to show significant reductions in the pack volume of finished Smart reserves, at least one size larger canopy into an existing rig.
- The finished reserves must of course pass all of the high speed drop tests as required by FAA TSO 123D and European ETSO-C23d..
- The flight characteristics of the SmartLPV had to mirror those of the Smart reserve. This modern canopy plan form with quick soft openings, and predictable performance has made the Smart one of the best selling reserves in the market.
- I1 - 120 LPV
- I2 - 135 LPV
- I3 - 150 and 160 LPV
- I4 - 160 and 175 LPV
- I5 - 175 and 190 LPV
- I6 - 220 and 250 LPV
In attacking this project Aerodyne worked closely for over a year with one of the most technically advance fabric mills in the world. They focused their efforts on how the fabric was woven and finished and went through many iterations before they found the optimal solution. There were many batches of material, many tests performed, and investments were required into equipment that could give Aerodyne the right performance parameters every time.
Aerodyne is really proud to report that they've done it. With the new fabric FX11, Aerodyne has created an amazing material. It met all their goals and then some. The new reserves are fabulous. They sailed through the strength testing, and every rigger who has touched one has been impressed. Riggers report that the “hand” or feel of the fabric is exceptional. It seems to be less prone to stress warping and snagging than thinner filament fabric that other manufacturers have gone to in search of lower pack volumes.
Aerodyne has launched the new Smart LPV with FX11. And you'll enjoy this at a substantial cost savings compared to the other low pack volume canopies on the market.
The Smart LPV is certified under the US FAA TSO-C23d and the European ETSO-C23d.
Available in sizes of 99, 110, 120, 135, 150, 160, 175, 190, 220 and 250. Stock canopy list link below.
Note size and/or stock identifier above. If not in stock, a custom order will be placed upon receiving your order.
Once the order is submitted, we will contact you to review the order. Payment can be made either through adding this Smart LPV to your ChutingStar.com online cart and checking out with payment.
If also submitting your order through the Aerodyne web site, choose ChutingStar as your dealer in the dropdown menu and proceed through checkout.
Great option for a reserveI bough a Smart 175 LPV, and it fits in a 150 size reserve container. Perfect option to get more reserve in a smaller place.
Great LPV Reserve ChoiceBought a Smart LPV on my rigger's recommendation. The price (compared to an Optimum) and low pack volume were a huge plus for me as I could get more fabric over my head for a good price. I just got to use it for the first time and I'm satisfied. Toggle input was good, canopy had a relatively slow descent rate, and there was more than enough power to do a proper two stage flare and stand the landing.
The low pack volume fabric does feel wimpy when you first see and handle it, but flies nicely. I'll absolutely keep using Smart reserves in my future rigs.