Jun 27, 2013, 8:13 AM
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Wings W14 with PDR 176
Can anyone shoot me a picture and their experience of their W14 with a PDR 176 packed up? Ive got a Raven II in mine now and it looks overstuffed, but the PIA canopy comparison chart lists a Raven II pack volume at only 419 and the PDR 176, which sunrise lists as tight, at a pack volume of 447 cubic inches. Something doesn't seem right either with those measurements or my container. I'd appreciate any information
Ive got a W14 with a Smart 175 in it and it fits perfect. Not too tight, not too loose. Unfortunately, I am not able to upload any photos. In my senior rigger opinion you should be just fine with the 176.
I have packed several PD176s and Smart 175s into both W13s and W14s. No problem with that. However, despite what pack volume charts may say, a 218 sq ft Raven II is larger. The charts are not always accurate for several reasons.