Maximise the good times and minimize the risk with a super playful crossbraced wing that cranks the fun up to 11. The JYRO JFX 2 is the go-to canopy to start your swooping journey or do-it-all wing with power for days.Version 2.0 hasn’t been a radical redesign. She stays true to all the things you love, but now has all the kickass features you know and want: Powerband, mini-ribs and sail loaded ribs. Think crossbraced performance with Crossfire type ease. Cranking turns, raging swoops, gentle touchdowns…the JFX 2 can do it all and do it well.
The JFX was the last of our canopies to be designed purely by Jyro’s keen eye, 35+ years of experience and the inspiration of a few too many Heinekens. She was a new school wing done the old school way and like many classic things, she reeks of quality and reliability.
With the JYRO JFX 2 (previously Icarus Canopies by NZ Aerosports) we’ve added a touch of fancy parametric curves and French Aerodynamic genius to her already smooth openings and toe-dragging charm.
The result? Incredible aerodynamics, refined performance and uncompromising aesthetics.
She still reeks of quality and reliability, like all good classic things. But now she has the modern twist and computational fluid dynamic accomplishment you have grown to love in our new school of wings.
What can you expect when you fly your brand new JYRO JFX 2 for the first time?
First time flying a crossbraced wing? Your shaking hands will be steadied by the most predictable opening you’ve ever experienced, intuitive flight characteristics and stacks of flare.
The JYRO (previously Icarus Canopies by NZ Aerosports) JFX2 is the smoothest transition to high performance wings. Loaded light or heavy she delivers consistently. If you’ve flown a JFX before you can expect a mix of the familiar with the new. The JFX 2 builds on all the positive vibes you got from your JFX, with the addition of more “energy”.
Who is the JFX 2 for?
The JYRO JFX 2 is perfect for experienced 9-cell elliptical pilots already pushing their wingloading on a non-crossbraced wing, who are looking for their first crossbraced canopy (with the supervision of a canopy coach) to expand their piloting skills safely. She’s a wonderful all-rounder that packs a serious punch for the weekend warrior, the team jumper, or the full time camera flyer.
Forget the stigma attached to crossbraced canopies – JFX 2 openings are predictable, soft and not scary! Reliable, consistent and stunning as always, openings are the ace card of this canopy.
Inputs are light and instinctive, and very responsive. She can be flown entirely on harness with ease – we actually prefer to fly a lot of harness with the JYRO JFX 2.
Powerful and responsive even at the bottom end – even more so than the original JFX.
The slow flight characteristics are hugely improved from the original JFX. The stall points is slower and lower – get plenty of feedback and warning, both on toggles and rears.
You can trust them! You feel very connected and it’s stable enough to give you fair warning before stalling. Rears are light and instinctive, the perfect option for long swoops.
Loaded high, lightly and even underloaded (light girls transitioning onto crossbraced wings, we feel your pain!), you’ll love the feedback of the JFX 2 fronts. You’re gonna need to slow the canopy down a little before your turn to reduce the pressure, but they are very effective for getting into the dive.
There is more than just a subtle improvement here – the wing feels fresh and re-energised. The JFX 2 is fun and predictable from opening to landing. Loaded lightly or highly you’ll never feel too far out of your comfort zone.
The dive on the JFX 2 is longer than the original JFX, but not as long as Leia. It’s easy to get this thing into a dive and maintain it. And with a slow, predictable (and easily adjustable) recovery arc, the JFX 2 is ideal to get those bigger rotations dialed in.
The bottom end flare is immense! Overall, the JFX 2 has more range and has the ability to fly slower – which means it stalls later, and has more flare. Trust us, you won’t feel like you’re lacking stopping power. Just another ace card retained (and improved) from the original JFX.
This data has been gathered from the field and is a guide only. Packing technique, age of the canopy and container all have a part to play in whether a canopy will fit in your rig.
Find your UPT / Javelin container size along the top of the chart (side if on mobile)
The green section shows the size of JFX2 that will comfortably fit in your rig.
The white sections show sizes on the tight or loose side.
We are still gathering data to make these charts more accurate and plan to include other containers in the future. If you have one of our JFX2’s in your container and it is not listed on chart here, let us know at email@example.com