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Solo

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Solo
Solo
Main
Elliptical
9

Description
The Solo is truly a complete student main. When it is time for your students to fly Solo, this is the canopy. The Aerodyne Solo. It is all about confidence and reliability. Whether you are a drop zone owner or a first jump student, the last thing you need to be concerned with is your equipment. The Solo student canopy can give you that confidence. Strong where it needs to be, forgiving when it has to be, the Solo provides all of the characteristics needed for successful student training. The Solo is durable, with extra reinforcement, while being easy to pack. Its opening flight and landing characteristics have been tailored to allow you to teach your students proper modern piloting techniques. This has become vitally important in today’s world of high performance canopies. We have even considered the difficult transition path from student to novice and beyond. As the student becomes more experienced and is prepared to downsize, the Solo’s design allows for a natural transition to our Pilot canopy. This allows the novice canopy pilot an easy and straightforward transition from student equipment to their own, without the need to “re-learn” the canopy’s characteristics. This provides a much safer and more enjoyable transition, with continued learning. We have even built in visual cues to allow for easier PRO packing training. By utilizing color-coded line attachments, the student learns proper packing techniques in much less time and with greater confidence.

Added: 2003-05-19 | Last Modified: 2017-03-01 | Views: 5732 | Item ID: 421

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Solo canopy 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: Maddingo, 2017-05-07


The solo is a good student canopy that will bring first timers to the ground relatively safe, even with major piloting errors.

On the other hand as a skydiver you will quickly overgrow it if you search for a bit more fun in the sky. The inputs are sluggish and the deployment takes forever to fully inflate the canopy, which often results in an off heading opening or some linetwists. It doesn't dive at all it is just a nuissance that with a bit quicker deployment would quickly resolve. The flare is not that strong and the canopy tends to sink even at full flare but it is nothing that you couldn't stand up if you put some effort into it.

It has a very flat glide ratio and will get you home from those long spots.


flyboy091

Mostly soft openings, predictable, forgiving 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: flyboy091, 2016-08-24


The Solo seemed to me what the description says: a good student canopy.

I learned to fly on different Solo 230s with Dacron lines (in my feeling a bit annoying to pack) most of them packed into Icon containers. I then piled up more than 20 jumps on this model afterwards. WL: a mere 1.00

Openings were at all times soft (except once, my bad!), sometimes I wondered if it actually had opened, so much I missed the shock! A couple times it slowly twisted (my bad arch, again), but no big deal.

Turning with either brakes or a bit strong effort on back risers were smooth and absolutely forgiving. No chance to do anything with the front risers (after all: those were heavy student canopies and with large risers!). Tried full flare on height, no chance at all to get anywhere close to stall.

When on a long spot, they glided slowly and far with half brakes (other story than a ZP EXE for example). Landings were relatively soft for a student that initially flared too early, I hardly ever needed a PLF.

All in all: not extremely much fun with the 230, but I felt very safe even when spiraling. The 210 instead (WL 1.1) I've jumped a couple times with so far and I found much more responsive and fast to fly (not as fun as a Silhouette, but still..)





bluetwo

Great canopy 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: bluetwo, 2011-06-22


I got to fly a Solo 230 on it's first 5 or 6 jumps and it was great! It opened a little off heading every time but at least it was consistent.

Really stable, even in a thermal or last second wind direction change and great flares. Students with higher jump numbers or intermediate jumpers will probably find it slow and boring at landing time.



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