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ChrisL  (C 35323)

Oct 27, 2009, 6:45 AM
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I'm looking to order a new Pilot in ZPX

Problem is that its a crap shoot on colors because
Aerodyne wont provide me any swatches or even photo's
of the ZPX fabric and on-line coloring programs just dont tell you what its really going to look like.

They have a somewhat limited color selection in ZPX and gave the colors funny names.
I cant tell if "Fire" is actually red or a different color all together.

Anyone have any decent photo's of their ZPX canopies???


FrEaK_aCcIdEnT  (B License)

Oct 27, 2009, 8:52 AM
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I don't have any pictures, sorry... I am just subscribing to this one. I am in the market for a ZPX pilot and am in the same situation!

Lets see your ZPX colors people!Smile


bigway

Oct 27, 2009, 6:34 PM
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HEy mate, Send me your email. I have sold my fair share of ZPX canopies and can get my customers to send their photos out to you.
The last one i had at my place was a Sunburst and Fire ZPX.
Looked awesome. The red is like a crimson but a bit lighter.
There is a similar theme with all the colours, they have this certain tone to them, almost like a 'pastel' tone, maybe that is not the best way to say it, maybe a 'crayon' tone. Just the colours are very soft.

So you are not going to get a really bright red, more like a soft red

Hard to explain but hope my description put some sort of imagine in your mind.
Anyway, through me your email and I will get some photos sent to you.
My email is Gary@karnagekrew.com


ChrisL  (C 35323)

Oct 29, 2009, 1:44 PM
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Aerodyne wont provide me any swatches or even photo's
of the ZPX fabric

Correction! I jumped the gun with this statement.
Aerodyne has sent me some swatches.

Once they arrive, I will post pix here for anyone that's curious!


FrEaK_aCcIdEnT  (B License)

Oct 29, 2009, 2:57 PM
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Thank you!!! Did they send all the colors or just a few?


ChrisL  (C 35323)

Oct 29, 2009, 8:06 PM
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Thank you!!! Did they send all the colors or just a few?

I wont know till they get here but I'm gonna assume they sent all the colors that are available currently.
Tracking info say it'll be here the 3rd. I'll make sure to post pix...


bigway

Nov 1, 2009, 4:58 AM
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here is sunburst and fire.
Attachments: canopy.JPG (231 KB)


ChrisL  (C 35323)

Nov 3, 2009, 7:19 PM
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Here we go.

Left to Right and Top to Bottom

Margarita, Purple Haze, Fire, Sunlight
Carbon, Ocean Blue, Chrome, Ice
Attachments: ZPX.jpg (252 KB)


FrEaK_aCcIdEnT  (B License)

Nov 3, 2009, 9:56 PM
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schweeet! Thanks! Got it all figured out! Smile


g3ninfinite  (A 56501)

Nov 3, 2009, 10:44 PM
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when they say 15-20% lower pack volume what does that translate to? a size or 2 sizes smaller?


bigway

Nov 3, 2009, 11:52 PM
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Depends how you look at it.

A rough estimate would mean that a Pilot ZPX 168 would be the same size as a Safire 2 169 or a sabre 2 170.

Aerodyne measure their canopies from the bottom skin while PD and Icarus measure from the top skin.

So A pilot ZP 168 would not always fit in a container that would take a firm Sabre 2 170

In other words it is only one size smaller than Regular Pilot ZP canopies but the same size as regular PD and Icarus canopies.

Thats pretty much my take on it.

I have a bunch of ZPX demo canopies on the way, Once they arrive I will be able to play around a bit more and get more hands on.


(This post was edited by bigway on Nov 3, 2009, 11:54 PM)


freeatlast  (C 33030)

Nov 4, 2009, 8:58 AM
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Hey Chris

I'm pleased to see that you got sorted out ...

Now all you have to do is chose your combo! Cool


jenette  (D License)

Apr 26, 2010, 7:50 PM
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Chris, You're a legend!! Thank you Thank you for up loading those swatches, making my job a lot easier!

CoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCool


ChrisL  (C 35323)

Apr 27, 2010, 11:06 AM
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In reply to:
Chris, You're a legend!! Thank you Thank you for up loading those swatches, making my job a lot easier!

CoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCool

Cant take all the credit. Gotta give props to:

Aerodyne for sending me the swatches :)

Gary from Karnage Krew for hooking me up with with the gear.

A minor shipping delay caused by a volcano of all things, but I should have it all this week or next!


(This post was edited by ChrisL on Apr 27, 2010, 12:46 PM)


gzimmermann  (D 31852)

Apr 27, 2010, 6:00 PM
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I have a combo in Margarita, Chrome and Ocean Blue. I would say the attached picture is fairly accurate for these colors. Chrome is not so strong when canopy is open in the sky, appearance is almost towards light grey. I like the combo though. Packing is still challenging, even after 60+ jobs. ZPX is very slippery.


GaVak  (C 38782)

Apr 27, 2010, 6:11 PM
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Thanks for the post! I've been looking at the Pilot myself and have been having problems figuring out a good color scheme. It helps to see the real deal.

~Gav


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Apr 28, 2010, 10:51 AM
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" ... Aerodyne measure their canopies from the bottom skin while PD and Icarus measure from the top skin. ..."

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Funny!
I was under the impression that Performance Designs always measured span across the bottom skin.
At the 2001 PIA Symposium, Icarus announced that they were changing their measuring method from the old Para-Flite/PISA/PIA method (6 inches back from the top leading edge) to PD's method.


ChrisL  (C 35323)

Apr 28, 2010, 1:08 PM
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In reply to:
Thanks for the post! I've been looking at the Pilot myself and have been having problems figuring out a good color scheme. It helps to see the real deal.

~Gav

Heres what I went with...
Attachments: main-swatch4.png (163 KB)


surfbum5411

Sep 28, 2012, 5:45 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
Thanks for the post! I've been looking at the Pilot myself and have been having problems figuring out a good color scheme. It helps to see the real deal.

~Gav

Heres what I went with...

Yeah, that was a terrible idea


chooc  (B License)

Sep 29, 2012, 12:58 AM
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omg im now loven it.
i've got my first new own rig coming anyday and i got the 188 zpx along with an icon pro and smart reserve.
:)
howeva i to was spinnin out on what the colours were gunna look like.
so glad i seen this thread.
i went with full carbon centre and the fire(red) tips
im now happy with what im gettin
thanx so much

cheers


DougH  (D License)

Sep 29, 2012, 7:49 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
In reply to:
Thanks for the post! I've been looking at the Pilot myself and have been having problems figuring out a good color scheme. It helps to see the real deal.

~Gav

Heres what I went with...

Yeah, that was a terrible idea

Why are you dredging up old posts?Crazy



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