Apr 15, 2003, 8:33 AM
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Skyray questions answered
I've seen a lot of questions about the Skyray here and a few of my own. I sent an e-mail off to Skyray and Alban replied. Looks like it's ready to hit the market at a bit over the price of a new, high-performance canopy.
> Are you selling the Skyray yet or do you have plans to sell it at all?
I think we are ready for selling it now. We had some other projects that drew our atention away from the SKYRAY (design and aerodynamics of a new sportscar) :-)
> If so, what is the price?
The Price is 2895€.
> Has a manual been written yet?
We have a manual. We are still changing this and that because of negotiations with the german insurance company that is insuring a german skydiver when using one of our wings.
> What equipment modifications and/or additions are necessary, if any?
You need to use a hot dog system because you can´t reach your BOC. This is better anyway because your pilotchute comes up not influenced by the delta-vortices produced by the wings.
> What are the exit logistics (ie, how to take it out of a side door, etc)?
You can exit from an Otter a Caravan and any tailgate-aircraft with broad enough tailgate. When exiting a side door you do a standard floater exit. You can remain in box position and beginn your flight when fully stable by taking your hands to the grips on the SKYRAY. When exiting a tailgate you should exit backwards (facing into the wind) otherwise you will experience some heavy tumbles and rolls (about 3-5) :-))