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MikeHLM

Pilot7 ULPV 167sqft 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: MikeHLM, 2017-09-27


Wingload 1.05

I had the possibility to fly a Pilot7 ULPV for several weekends

First at all the packvolume. I got a 167 PILOT7 ULPV with 700ZLX lines, and the packvolume was smaller than the Springo 140 or Sabre 150. It was easiest to pack and also the aerodyne known line attachments are helping by identify your linegroups.

The Opening where great, there where fast but never hard and always ON HEADING, but with which canopy you want to compare it? On a Spectre the canopy is sniveling left and right arround before opening, on the PILOT/ you have a short snivel and then the slider comes down quicker. Iīm no wingsuiter but maybe thats what wingsuiter want, fast reliable openings. I actually like the fast openings as long there havenīt been fast, some other tried it and told they feel hard but I didnīt had hard opening not on terminal nor hop and pop jumps.
The toggle pressure feels softer than on the 9cell Pilot, they are quick and responsible. Riser pressure are not too strong and the recovery arch is shorter.
Itīs impressive how easy this 7cell canopy with low bulk material makes it to came back from a long spot, really nice work Aerodyne!

Flare is good but there you feel thats still a 7cell.

So the Pilot7 is not compareable with the standard PILOT, you have the good things of 7 cell opening, flat glide and nice flare.

I wouldnīt recommend a to high wingload, choose your decision visely. The Pilot7 can be drived really fast when you want so take care and enjoy the ride.