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An RDS. Any good high performance pilot needs one. And you know what you need more? A SkyArt RDS! Your own custom design. Make it badass. Make it yours. Make it as awesome as your swoop is.
A SkyArt RDS (Removable Deployment System) is available with our high performance canopies. They are made-to order and are customised to your canopy, canopy size and personal printed design. Includes RDS slider and hardware, mock up design work by our designer and printing costs.
The lead time is generally 6 weeks.
NOTE: If you want to order a SkyArt RDS with a canopy order, we will deduct the cost of the slider if you want to replace the standard slider with the SkyArt RDS. If you want both, it remains full price. The default colour is White which produces the best results for printing. However, if you would like a different coloured RDS, please leave a comment in the comments section and the Sales team will confirm the details with you when they review your order.
The RDS is a collaboration with ParaConcepts and based on their design, which we liked the best out of everything we tried. It comes with custom NZA designed hardware.
The ParaConcepts RDS provides a system that lets you remove the slider, deployment bag and pilot chute after opening. It helps decrease drag, letting your Icarus canopy go faster and swoop longer. It’s compatible with both terminal and sub-terminal openings, and when operated correctly has a low malfunction rate.
You can use the RDS as a removable slider simply by not connecting the deployment system.
The RDS is available for the JFX 2, Leia, SLeia, Sofia and Petra plus legacy canopies JVX, JFX, FX and VX.