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Fluid Wings releases a new canopy – the Helix

Written by Kolla

DeLand based Fluid Wings have released a new high-performance crossbreed canopy, the Helix.

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From the company website:

The Helix may have all the desired characteristics of an everyday wing, but it is built to Fluid’s high standards of a modern competition wing. The Helix is intended for free-fall use, so the deployment performance was a major consideration in the development. Those who have flown it tell us the openings on the Helix are “the best they’ve ever had”! The Helix was designed from the beginning to be fun to fly, whether filming, training or canopy piloting, the Helix will energize your jumping and excite you. 

  • Harness: The Helix is much more sensitive to harness input than most typical cross-brace wings. The wing rolls almost effortlessly and doesn’t require huge inputs to get the desired result. This only gets better as the wing is accelerated. 
  • Rear Risers: Whether you are in flight or swooping, the Helix design was optimized to fly on rear risers. It has more power and a wider range on rears than similar wings on the market. The Helix is very efficient in converting vertical speed into forward speed, and is the best in its class on a long spot. 
  • Deployments: Throughout development and during demos we have received positive feedback from all users regarding the Helix openings. We have found the openings to be smooth, well-staged and with less tendency to shake violently or search for a headings during the snivel than some other cross braced wings.

The Helix retails for $3,200.00. For a limited time, the canopy is available in Hybrid Construction (sail fabric internally) at no additional charge (normally $100.00).  As an introductory offer, the Helix will also ship with an RDS (removable deployment system) at no additional charge, a $339.00 value.  For more information, please visit the Fluid Wings website or follow them on Facebook or contact the company directly.

 

 

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