PI 3

Light Versatility

Hike & Fly Paraglider
PI 3

Light Versatility

Hike & Fly Paraglider

For years the PI series has offered the best Hike & Fly package in terms of lightness in combination with a lot of performance and a definite fun factor. The “Light Versatility” motto will carry even higher significance in this third generation: there are two additional 21 and 25 sizes for the PI 3, and it is even lighter and more compact.

PI 3

Thermal

Thermal Range

In the thermaling range of up to 4.5 kg/m2 projected wing loading the PI 3 with its well balanced canopy is easy to fly, offering maximum passive safety. In this range the PI 3 is suitable for beginners and leisure pilots.

Hike & Fly

Hike & Fly Range

The Hike & Fly range – projected wing loading between 4.5 and 5 kg/m2 – is the right choice for those who like to walk up with light equipment and have some dynamic fun on the flight down.

Mini Wing

Mini Wing Range

In the Mini Wing Range with a projected wing loading of 5 kg/m2 and up, the PI 3 is clearly an action wing. It requires a very experienced pilot who flies actively and can sort out wing disturbances almost before they happen. The extremely compact wing is also suitable for Climb & Fly projects.

Range of use

Depending on its wing loading the PI 3 makes different demands on the pilot. The higher the loading the more challenging the flying characteristics and handling skill requirements become. Small wings are fundamentally more agile, lively, and demanding to fly, even when flown at their normal wing loadings. You can see the different piloting requirements as a function of wing loading in the adjacent table.

16
19
21
23
25
27
50 kg
60
70
80
90
100
110
120
125 kg
Hike & Fly
Mini Wing
Thermal
Hike & Fly
Mini Wing
Thermal
Hike & Fly
Mini Wing
Thermal
Hike & Fly
Mini Wing
Thermal
Hike & Fly
Mini Wing
Thermal
Hike & Fly
Picture: Thomas Ulrich

Technology & Features

The latest Edelrid Pro Dry lines

The latest Edelrid Pro Dry lines

The PI 3 is the world’s first paraglider to have Edelrid Pro Dry lines. Pro Dry is a further development of the very well-established 8000 Aramid line and has 60% higher water repellency. The line is extremely stable in length and demonstrates above average resistance to failure after long use.

Different demands depending on size

Different demands depending on size

The 16 and 19 sizes are more directed towards extreme Hike & Fly and Climb & Fly adventures – they have been uncompromisingly optimised for minimum weight and volume. Nitinol wires at the leading edge and extremely light Dominico 10D cloth make minimalistic weight a reality. From the 21 size the focus is more on ease of use and durability, and here we employ well-tried Porcher Skytex 27gm cloth and use Nylon wires.

Holding Pin Loops

Holding Pin Loops

To prevent the paraglider from slipping off in steep or slippery terrain (Snow), "Holding Pins" can be attached to the new loops on the PI 3 using a short string. To avoid damaging the paraglider, we recommend removing the "Holding Pins" before packing it up.

New LIGHTPACK included

New LIGHTPACK included

The new rucksack is part of the LIGHTPACK line and is available for the PI in two sizes: 24 Ltr (368 gm) and 32 Ltr (430 gm). It is even lighter and more effective than before. New breathable shoulder and hip straps of Ultra-Light-Mesh, a detachable helmet net and an ice axe holder put the finishing touches to this product. 16 and 19 sizes come with 24 Ltr bag, the others with the 32 Ltr version.

Softlinks

Ceramic rings

Split A-risers

from size 21

Poppers

Brummel Hook

Easy Connect System

Technical Data

DATA

PI 3 16 19 21 23 25 27
Flat surface m2 16.0 19.0 21.0 23.0 25.0 27.0
Projected surface m2 14 16.7 18.4 20.1 21.9 23.7
Certified takeoff weight kg 50-90 50-95 60-100 70-110 80-120 92-125
Ideal range thermal kg - 50-65 65-75 75-85 85-97 97-110
Ideal range Hike & Fly kg 50-70 65-85 75-90 85-100 97-110 110-125
Ideal range miniwing kg 70-90 85-95 90-100 100-110 110-120 -
Glider weight kg 1.85 2.15 2.55 2.75 2.95 3.15
Span m 8.5 9.3 9.8 10.2 10.7 11.1
Projected span m 7.0 7.6 8.0 8.4 8.7 9.1
Aspect ratio 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Projected aspect ratio 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
Max. chord m 2.34 2.55 2.68 2.81 2.93 3.05
Number of cells 38 38 38 38 38 38
Certification Recommended takeoff weight EN-C EN-B EN-A EN-A EN-A EN-A
Increased takeoff weight kg - 75-95 85-100 95-110 105-120 115-125
Certification increased takeoff weight - EN-B EN-B EN-B EN-B EN-B

Materials (Size 21, 23, 25 & 27)

Leading edge Skytex 32 universal, 33 g/m2
Lower surface Skytex 27 classic 2, 29 g/m2
Profiles Skytex 27 hard finish, 29 g/m2
Main lines 8001-230, 8001-190, 8001-130
Brake lines 8001-090, 8001-070, 8001-050
Quick links Softlink DC 300
Upper surface Skytex 27 classic 2, 29 g/m2
Designstripe Skytex 32 universal, 33 g/m2
Unsuspended profiles Skytex 27 hard finish, 29 g/m2
Galery lines 8001-090, 8001-070, 8001-050
Steering lines A-7850-240, 8001-190

Materials (Size 16 & 19)

Leading edge Dominicotex 10D, 25 g/m2
Lower surface Dominicotex 10D, 25 g/m2
Profiles Skytex 27 hard finish, 29 g/m2
Main lines 8001-230, 8001-190, 8001-130
Brake lines 8001-090, 8001-070, 8001-050
Quick links Softlink DC 300
Upper surface Dominicotex 10D, 25 g/m2
Designstripe Dominicotex 10D, 25 g/m2
Unsuspended profiles Skytex 27 hard finish, 29 g/m2
Gallery lines 8001-090, 8001-070, 8001-050
Steering lines A-7850-240, 8001-190

Scope of Delivery

LIGHTPACK LIGHTPACK
COMPRESSBAG COMPRESSBAG
Repair Kit Repair Kit
Mini Windsock Mini Windsock
Picture: Thomas Ulrich

Colours

NOTE: SIZES 16 AND 19 CANNOT BE ORDERED IN SPECIAL COLOURS.

Leading edge
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Band
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Surface
 
 
 
 
Bottom sail: with this combination only a white bottom sail is possible
selected color-code:
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Documentation Download PDF
Getting Started
User manual
Homologation
EN/LTF Certification 16 19 21 23 25 27
Maintenance
Line plan
Total line length 16 19 21 23 25 27
Assembly instructions Softlinks
Presentation
Product presentation

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