Performance Designs Sunriser 550

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The standard canopy on Six Chuter Legend Tandem Powered Parachutes.  Meets ASTM standards for Special and Experimental Light Sport. Includes canopy stuff sack and line socks.

The Sunriser was the first High-Lift wing ever introduced to the Powered Parachute market. First introduced as the PP-500 in 1987 it has gone through several evolutions to make it what it is today, still the highest lift rectangular wing on the market. We currently offer two sizes of the Sunriser, a 500 and a 550 SQ FT model. The Sunriser 500 is designed for the lighter two-place machine and has been the standard for many years. In fact, the Sunriser 500 was the wing of choice in the James Bond movie “The World is Not Enough”. The Sunriser 550 was introduced in 2002, to meet the requirements for the newer, heavier two-place machines or the person who just wants a little extra lift on those warm days. Both the 500/550 have very nice turns and are easy to inflate and launch.


Performance Specifications:

550 Square Foot Sunriser Technical Data Sheet
Fabric Type: Silicone coated 1.1 oz. ripstop nylon
Reinforcing Tapes     3/8" MIL-T-5038 200 lb. min. breaking strength     1/2" nylon 200 lb. min. breaking strength     3/8" nylon 150 lb. min. breaking strength     Line Attachment Tapes     3/4" MIL-W-4088 600 lb. min. breaking strength     Threads     Size E MIL-T-7807 8.5 lb. min. breaking strength     Size F MIL-T-7807 11 lb. min. breaking strength     Suspension Lines/ Upper Control Lines     Polyethylene - 825 lb. Tensile strength (upper)Lower Control Lines - (red lines)     Polyester - 1,000 lb. Tensile strength
Description     The canopy consists of: 13 cells or chambers, 12 loaded ribs, 13 non loaded ribs, 2 Inflatable stabilizers, 18 ea A, B, C and D lines, 2 ea. AX, BX, CX, DX, E, F lines, 12 upper control lines, 2 lower control lines (red lines).

Canopy Shape and Construction Method     Rectangular shape with 13 top skins, 13 bottom skins, 2 inflated stabilizers.
Flight Performance Data     Speed Range - 26 to 30 mph.
Ascent Rate -     Depends @ what weight is suspended.     Descent Rate -     Minimum 10 feet per second @ what weight     Maximum 13 feet per second @ what weight
    Canopy Size -550 Sq. Ft./ 51.12 sq. M.     Chord -13.13 Ft. / 4.01 M.     Span -39.17 Ft. / 11.94 M.     Cell Width - Top 36 _” Bottom 33”
Wing Loading     This is at the discretion of the machine manufacturer. Wing loading in this instance is defined as the maximum impact of the machine at landing without sustaining major damage to the vehicle, pilot or passenger. It also should not decrease the ascent rate or increase the descent rate beyond the comfort zone of the pilot and passenger.


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