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Wings W-11 and Pilot 168 ZPX

 


parkair  (D 33246)

Aug 21, 2013, 12:47 PM
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Anyone put a Pilot 168 ZPX in a Wings W-11 container? I have a Pilot 168 ZP and it is too big. So tight that it messes with the deployments. Just got the new container but I really like my 168 and don't want to downsize at this time. The answer from Sunrise is we sized everything off PD canopies. Thanks for your honest answers.


7eleven

Aug 21, 2013, 1:10 PM
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Re: [parkair] Wings W-11 and Pilot 168 ZPX [In reply to] Can't Post

Aerodyne says 15-20% smaller pack volume, so a 168 ZPX is about a "normal" 140sqf canopy.

The Wings Sizing Chart says a 150-170sqf will fit in the W-11 container.

So if the 168 is too big, i guess the ZPX will fit.

But better ask a rigger.


(This post was edited by 7eleven on Aug 21, 2013, 1:43 PM)


aulanov

Aug 21, 2013, 4:43 PM
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I've got wings W9 (which is smaller) and pilot 168 ZP fits really nice in there.


BIGUN  (D 23385)

Aug 22, 2013, 6:08 AM
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Is it tight in the D-bag, tight in the main pack tray or both?


parkair  (D 33246)

Aug 22, 2013, 1:24 PM
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BIGUN,
It's tight in both. I had this canopy (Pilot ZP 168) in my last rig which was for a 190-210. Of course it fit loose but nice. I hoped it would fit in the new Wings, but no, so I was thinking the ZPX 168 would be perfect. Was hoping to keep it at a 168 without downsizing. Really like the new Wings for fit.


Premier NWFlyer  (D License)

Aug 22, 2013, 1:29 PM
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Can you borrow/demo a ZPX 168 just to check for fit? Your profile says you're in FLA - lots of large gear stores around there and tons of skydivers - surely someone has one. Better than ordering one and being disappointed.


(This post was edited by NWFlyer on Aug 22, 2013, 1:30 PM)


parkair  (D 33246)

Aug 22, 2013, 2:33 PM
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Looked into that but they are scarce. That would be the perfect solution.


BIGUN  (D 23385)

Aug 22, 2013, 2:51 PM
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parkair wrote:
BIGUN,
It's tight in both. I had this canopy (Pilot ZP 168) in my last rig which was for a 190-210. Of course it fit loose but nice. I hoped it would fit in the new Wings, but no, so I was thinking the ZPX 168 would be perfect. Was hoping to keep it at a 168 without downsizing. Really like the new Wings for fit.
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Yeah, it's going to be a bit small... especially if you have a newer ZP canopy. I can only make a couple of non-rigger suggestions, 1) try a psychopack, and 2) talk to your rigger about a larger Wings D-bag.


throwaway242

Aug 24, 2013, 8:55 AM
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my girl has a new pilot 168 zp in her w11.

it packs tight but that has never influenced the openings.

but she packs really neat and clean, maybe you should try that Cool



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