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ChrisL

Aerodyne ZPX colors...

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I'm looking to order a new Pilot in ZPX

Problem is that its a crap shoot on colors because
Aerodyne wont provide me any swatches or even photo's
of the ZPX fabric and on-line coloring programs just dont tell you what its really going to look like.

They have a somewhat limited color selection in ZPX and gave the colors funny names.
I cant tell if "Fire" is actually red or a different color all together.

Anyone have any decent photo's of their ZPX canopies???
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HEy mate, Send me your email. I have sold my fair share of ZPX canopies and can get my customers to send their photos out to you.
The last one i had at my place was a Sunburst and Fire ZPX.
Looked awesome. The red is like a crimson but a bit lighter.
There is a similar theme with all the colours, they have this certain tone to them, almost like a 'pastel' tone, maybe that is not the best way to say it, maybe a 'crayon' tone. Just the colours are very soft.

So you are not going to get a really bright red, more like a soft red

Hard to explain but hope my description put some sort of imagine in your mind.
Anyway, through me your email and I will get some photos sent to you.
My email is Gary@karnagekrew.com


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Thank you!!! Did they send all the colors or just a few?



I wont know till they get here but I'm gonna assume they sent all the colors that are available currently.
Tracking info say it'll be here the 3rd. I'll make sure to post pix...
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Depends how you look at it.

A rough estimate would mean that a Pilot ZPX 168 would be the same size as a Safire 2 169 or a sabre 2 170.

Aerodyne measure their canopies from the bottom skin while PD and Icarus measure from the top skin.

So A pilot ZP 168 would not always fit in a container that would take a firm Sabre 2 170

In other words it is only one size smaller than Regular Pilot ZP canopies but the same size as regular PD and Icarus canopies.

Thats pretty much my take on it.

I have a bunch of ZPX demo canopies on the way, Once they arrive I will be able to play around a bit more and get more hands on.


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Chris, You're a legend!! Thank you Thank you for up loading those swatches, making my job a lot easier!

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Cant take all the credit. Gotta give props to:

Aerodyne for sending me the swatches :)

Gary from Karnage Krew for hooking me up with with the gear.

A minor shipping delay caused by a volcano of all things, but I should have it all this week or next!
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I have a combo in Margarita, Chrome and Ocean Blue. I would say the attached picture is fairly accurate for these colors. Chrome is not so strong when canopy is open in the sky, appearance is almost towards light grey. I like the combo though. Packing is still challenging, even after 60+ jobs. ZPX is very slippery.

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" ... Aerodyne measure their canopies from the bottom skin while PD and Icarus measure from the top skin. ...

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Funny!
I was under the impression that Performance Designs always measured span across the bottom skin.
At the 2001 PIA Symposium, Icarus announced that they were changing their measuring method from the old Para-Flite/PISA/PIA method (6 inches back from the top leading edge) to PD's method.

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omg im now loven it.
i've got my first new own rig coming anyday and i got the 188 zpx along with an icon pro and smart reserve.
:)
howeva i to was spinnin out on what the colours were gunna look like.
so glad i seen this thread.
i went with full carbon centre and the fire(red) tips
im now happy with what im gettin
thanx so much

cheers
movies,video games,dirtbikes and now this :)

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Thanks for the post! I've been looking at the Pilot myself and have been having problems figuring out a good color scheme. It helps to see the real deal.

~Gav



Heres what I went with...



Yeah, that was a terrible idea



Why are you dredging up old posts?:S
"The restraining order says you're only allowed to touch me in freefall"
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