BACKUP RS

100 / 120

THE SQUARING OF THE CIRCLE

The best of both, scare and round canopy rescue.

 

Pilots' recommendations

Allround flights

 

About the BACKUP RS Reserve Chute

 

The long controversy whether to use round or cross canopy reserves has an end. We are following the simple principle - the best of both. The BACKUP RS combines the aeronautical advantages of the cross canopy with the easy handling of the classic round canopy.

In the area of parachutes, the construction-mix has been established for a long time through the T-11. To the paragliding market, the system was introduced by Companion. With the BACKUP RS U-Turn offers a light alternative based on the round-square construction principle.

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Since the year one U-Turn examined the advantages of different reserve canopy shapes and continued that through countless development innovations. The new round-square construction was also put through several practical tests and revealed astonishing results in the test flights. That is how the positive features of both construction designs were enhanced. The advantage of the mix-design is a very stable sinking at a high swing resistance. Through the additional air outlets, the air can escape in a controlled manner and simultaneously provide a fast opening of the rescue systems as well as stability. The opening time, as well as the sinking rate, was considerably reduced through elaborate calculations at the BACKUP RS series, thereby we also managed to undercut the existing EN and LFT standards. The consistent lengths of the lines drastically simplify the packing of the rescue and are easily sorted through color-coding. Another innovation by U-Turn is the "easy connect". Through an integrated soft-link, the main bridle of the BACKUP RX can be connected with any junction neat and easy.

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The BACKUP RS is a reliable rescue system, built-in accordance with the latest constructional findings. Minimal pack volume and weight make the BACKUP RS first choice for all pilots, who want to control their safety.

 

Retail prices for the U-TURN BACKUP RS Reserve Chutes :

- RS-100 - 1200 Gramm         26 m² :  1 163.00 NZ$*

- RS-120 - 1500 Gramm          36 m² : 1 246.00 NZ$*

- RS-100 ULTIMATE EN/LTF 1100 Gramm         26 m² : 1 413.00 NZ$*

- RS-120 ULTIMATE EN/LTF 1200 Gramm         36 m² : 1 496.00 NZ$*

 

 

Material

 

Through the long-standing know-how from the traditional parachute production, only state-of-the-art manufacturing procedures on highest safety standards are used during the manufacturing process of the BACKUP RS. The material-mixture is aimed at long-term durability. The used canopy material Paratex SX 20 is characterized through high resistance at low elongation features. An antistatic coating avoids the layers to stick together which additionally accelerates the opening.

 

Technical Data

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The BACKUP RS has EN and LTF certification and is available as of now in the sizes 100 and 120. Backup your life!

 

 

Product Information

to download here: http://www.u-turn.de/web/files/product-information_backup_rs_en.pdf

 

 

User Manual

to download here: http://www.u-turn.de/web/files/u-turn-backup-rs-handbuch-rev1.1-3.pdf

 

                  Overview of the advantages:

Very high swing resistance

Very high swing resistance through the square surface area 
with the flat upper side and optimized air outlets

low tendency to gather pace

low tendency to gather pace through the round-square design

Optimized opening time

Optimized opening time through the Rapid Inflation System (RIS) 
in combination with the air outlet valves

Minimal sinking rate

minimal sinking rate of approx.. 5 m/s

Minimal weight

Minimal weight through the resistant lightweight material Paratex SX20

Maximal reliability

Maximal reliability

Simplified packing

Simplified packing through a packing procedure that is similar to the one of a round canopy

Simplified mounting

Simplified mounting through the Easy Connect system