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Cayenne Light...What do you think?!?!

 


Chaw714  (B 37230)

May 14, 2013, 12:03 PM
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I have been seeing that firebirds canopies are quite a bit cheaper than other makes but seem pretty solid on the reviews. What does everyone who has tried one or has one think?


Cherubim

May 14, 2013, 10:46 PM
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I've owned a cayenne light 170 and my experience is:

+ Nice Design Wink
+ Cayenne light 170 has near the same packing volume as my spectre 150
+- extreme flat glide
- weak flare power
- unpredictable hard opening sometimes

And the hard openings were the reason i sold my cayenne and bought a spectre.


obatzda

May 15, 2013, 11:52 AM
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Cherubim wrote:
- unpredictable hard opening sometimes

totaly agree, this sucker canopy punched my nuts several times! tried it with different packing didnt work for me either, a random propack was pure russian roulette on the cayenne light.

im happy i dont have to jump it anymore since it was a rent rig, did about 20 jumps on it.

or as you can read in the gearbox -> "Like torture? get one!"


(This post was edited by obatzda on May 15, 2013, 12:23 PM)


asphaltpussy

May 17, 2013, 3:47 PM
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Hi,
it is true that the older Cayenne light 170 and 190 had sometimes hard openings.
Even though this can happen to every canopy, we have to admit that it happened slightly more often on ours.
Since 2011 we have therefore changed the nose design of the 170 and 190 and haven't had any complaints anymore.

George FBUSA


woppyvac  (D 33147)

May 17, 2013, 4:32 PM
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asphaultpussy!? I think I know what your handle is intended to mean.... but sadly -- I'm now suffering from cold sweat flashbacks. HA!


Premier rwieder  (C 32349)

May 17, 2013, 5:08 PM
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Even though this can happen to every canopy, we have to admit that it happened slightly more often on ours.

Back in the day I bought a couple of brand new PISA 170^2 HeatWaves. Before I even jumped either of them, I listened to a friend of mine who was flying one already. He had an over sized slider on it to prevent said Sabre type hard opening. It worked, very well. Wink


(This post was edited by rwieder on May 17, 2013, 5:09 PM)



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