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Canopy Matching

 


AggieDave  (D License)

Feb 19, 2002, 10:39 AM
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I hear CReW dogz go on about canopy matching, are they talking about the exact same canopies or canipies that are loaded the same and have similar flying characteristics?

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shark  (D 24499)

Feb 19, 2002, 3:51 PM
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I guess it really makes a difference when doing Sequential or Rotations.

I've been on my big-ass Spectre in a side-by with a 143 Lightning. Had to use a lot of outside front riser to stay on heading.



diverds  (D 17797)

Feb 20, 2002, 12:28 AM
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You can do CRW on a small scale (2-4 stack) with mismatched canopies. That means different wing loadings and different canopies. However, things will be much easier if you have similar canopies at similar wing loadings and as you start getting into bigger formations it becomes more necessary.


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Premier Remster  (C License)

Feb 20, 2002, 6:32 AM
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Ideal: the same smallish canopy for all at the same wing load. Serious teams will wear lead. Small for higher performance, ie more points.

For casual crew, a similar performance canopy ( not necesseraly the same size, so a Tri 150 and a Lightning 193 at the same loading) at similar wing loads will work...

The further you move from the ideal (same model, same size, same wing load), the less compatible the canopies.

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