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Katana

Katana Flight Characteristics

Katana Line Trim Chart

What PD say about it:

So you’ve decided to step it up from your Sabre2… The Katana is a fully elliptical nine cell canopy that is the ride of a life time for the experienced canopy pilot. Warning: this canopy is not for the faint of heart. Soft smooth openings, long control range, steep dive, light front riser pressure and powerful flare make the Katana an excellent choice for those looking for the engine to push their limits. Whether you’re considering an 83 or a 170 square foot wing, the Katana can provide the canopy enthusiast with the ride they are looking for now, and will continue to challenge their piloting skills for years to come. The Katana may look similar to a Stiletto at first glance, but beneath the surface they are two completely different machines!

 

PD Katana wing load chart

CANOPY MODEL

AREA
(SQ. FT.)

MIN.
(Lbs.)

STUDENT
(Lbs.)

NOVICE (Lbs.)

INT. (Lbs.)

ADV. (Lbs.)

EXP. (Lbs.)

MAX. (Lbs.)

SPAN (FT.)

CHORD (Root/tip) (FT.)

ASPECT RATIO

Katana-083

83

VLC

N/S

N/S

N/S

107 (49)* 142 (65)* 160 (73)*

15.08

5.94/4.04

2.74:1

Katana-089

89

VLC

N/S

N/S

N/S

116 (53)* 155 (70)* 175 (80)*

15.62

6.15/4.19

2.74:1

Katana-097

97

VLC

N/S

N/S

N/S

128 (58)* 171 (78)* 193 (88)*

16.3

6.42/4.37

2.74:1

Katana-107

107

VLC

N/S

N/S

N/S

144 (65)* 192 (87)* 216 (98)*

17.12

6.74/4.59

2.74:1

Katana-120

120

VLC

N/S

N/S

N/S

162 (74)* 216 (98)* 243 (110)*

18.13

7.14/4.86

2.74:1

Katana-135 135 VLC N/S N/S N/S 176 (80)* 229 (104)* 257 (117)* 19.23 7.57/5.15 2.74:1
Katana-150 150 VLC N/S N/S N/S 195 (89)* 242 (110)* 271 (123)* 20.27 7.98/5.43 2.74:1
Katana-170 170 VLC N/S N/S N/S 221 (100)* 255 (116)* 285 (130)* 21.58 8.50/5.78 2.74:1
VLC = Varies with landing conditions N/S = Not Suggested *(KG)
All weight measures show the Maximum Exit Weight for that category