The ultimate gateway wing, the JYRO Safire 3 is the most modern mainstream all-rounder canopy to hit the market. She’s not just different. She’s been engineered to fly better. More efficiently. More responsively. For the intermediate jumper she will make your flying experience come alive with quick turns and a powerful flare, but loaded lightly she is the vehicle to carry any beginner or the most nervous canopy pilot to the ground safely. Plus you’ll be looking sharp in the sky with this entrance level wing that has all the bells and whistles of an advanced sports canopy.
The JYRO (previously Icarus Canopies) Safire 3 takes everything that made the Safire 2 great, and advances it to a new level.
She’s the first beginner and intermediate wing that lets you take advantage of parametric design software and Computational Fluid Dynamics technologies used formerly only in high performance wings.
From her planform shape to her inlets, we pushed every aspect of what’s possible with the Safire 3 to new heights. No detail was too small.
Every element, from the nose design to the crossports to the brake configuration has been designed to enhance each other for maximum efficiency and responsiveness – a perfect example of the magic that happens when you combine five years of research and development with state of the art techniques and design tools.
Who should fly her?
Safire pilots will find her completely familiar, but entirely revolutionary. The JYRO (previously Icarus Canopies) Safire 3 is perfect for your first canopy, or a fun intermediate canopy at slightly higher wingloadings. We recommend loading her between 0.8 and 1.5. She’s available in any size you want between 99 and 229, so you can load her exactly how you want. If you’re not sure, ask us.
What can you expect when you fly the Safire 3?
She has all the things you love about the Safire 2 – great openings, safe predictable flight, a short recovery arc and a smooth flare – and everything else you asked us for.
You wanted the same consistent openings. We made them smoother and more progressive. You wanted to have more range. We made the JYRO Safire 3 more efficient and gave you the glide to get back from that long spot. You wanted more fun. We made all her inputs more responsive. You wanted even more flare. We found a balance of more power, without inducing an early stall.
The Safire 2 was known for her sweet, soft openings. Our goal was to improve the consistency of the heading performance, so the Safire 3 has a shorter opening process, but one that is more progressive. The result is confidence inspiring smooth openings, with even more predictability than before.
The JYRO Safire 3 is more responsive to toggle input, and gives you more control. She gives more feedback throughout turns and you’ll notice a better ‘feel’ and connection to the canopy.
Harness inputs cause the least distortion to the canopy and in comparison to other inputs, are much smoother – achieving more efficient harness flight for the Safire 3 has been a focus on this project. She responds better to harness inputs than her predecessor, making her a joy to fly around simply by weight shifting.
Front Riser Flight:
Front riser pressure on the Safire 3 is comparable to the Safire 2, if not a little lighter.
Rear Riser Flight:
Thanks to the Safire 3’s improved planform shaping she has a great glide on rears, so you don’t have to stress too much about your long spot! The rears are easy to manage and only a small input is needed to see results. If you still don’t make it back, talk to the fucking pilot.
The Safire 3 isn’t more ‘high performance’ than the Safire 2 in terms of the class of wing she belongs to, but she performs to a higher standard due to being a more efficient design. You’ll see the extra performance in her improved openings, responsiveness and flare.
Recovery and Flare:
Her quick recovery arc has got your back and her powerful flare will give you the confidence to be able to stick those tricky landings.
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 Safire 3 that will comfortably fit in your rig.
The white bands show sizes that are 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 Safire 3’s in your container and it is not listed on chart here, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
I had 2 of these new stock canopies delivered to me within a few days while other people are ordering canopies from other sources and waiting for months till delivery. NZ keeps me informed about stock canopies coming available and ships them the very next business day. I now have 2 personal rigs with new Safire 3-129 canopies. I have been jumping a long time and tried a lot of canopies. I owned and operated a DZ for several years. We sold canopies as well. These Icarus canopies are the best canopies I have ever flown. No mistake about it. After flying my first Safire 3-129 for just 12 jumps I immediately signed up for notifications on a second stock canopy. I don’t really care about color. Quality and availability are more important. Gentle on-heading openings followed with outstanding stability in braked or full flight. Easy harness controlled heading and turns in brakes or full flight. No end cell closures or slider hang-up and crisp, powerful turns. Loaded at 1.44 with 24 inch risers, I found my best full stop flare just before the bottom of my stroke. This is an impressive canopy. Link the performance with the customer friendly service and the shipping speed and I won’t buy a canopy anywhere else. You guys made this rigger and instructor very happy. I’ll sell NZ to my customers every time.