Advance PI 3

£2,975.00

Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 3 in stock

When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page

Status: Current model

Condition: New

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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.

Technical data

Size161921232527
CTW (kg) 50-90 50-95 60-100 70-110 80-120 92-125
IR-T (kg) - 50-65 60-75 70-85 80-97 92-110
IR-H&F (kg) 50-70 65-85 75-90 85-100 97-110 110-125
IR-M (kg) 70-90 85-95 90-100 100-110 110-120 -
Surface flat (m2) 16 19 21 23 25 27
Surface proj. (m2) 14 16.7 18.4 20.1 21.9 23.7
AR flat 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
AR projected 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
Number of cells 38 38 38 38 38 38
Glider weight (kg) 1.85 2.15 2.55 2.75 2.95 3.15
Span flat (m) 8.5 9.3 9.8 10.2 10.7 11.1
Span proj. (m) 7 7.6 8 8.4 8.7 9.1
Max. chord (m) 2.34 2.55 2.68 2.81 2.93 3.05
WR EN/LTF A (kg) - - 60-85 70-95 80-105 92-115
WR EN/LTF B (kg) - 50-95 85-100 95-110 105-120 115-125
WR EN/LTF C (kg) 50-90 - - - - -

CTW: Certified takeoff weight
IR-T: Ideal range thermal
IR-H&F: Ideal range Hike & Fly
IR-M: Ideal range miniwing
WR: Weight range
AR: Aspect Ratio

Pilot demands guide

Higher wing loadings mean more demanding flight characteristics and handling. Small wings are basically more agile and demanding to fly, even when they are flown at normal wing loadings. Loading recommendations for Beginner, Recreational pilot and Expert are given in the table. A new feature is the fact that the PI 3 19 remains EN/LTF B certified over its entire weight range.

Advance PI 3 pilot requirements - Flybubble

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 table below.

The graphic below is meant as a guide to help you choose the right size. If in doubt, seek expert advice!

Advance PI 3 individual uses - Flybubble

Colours

Standard colours: White, Fire

Advance PI 3 standard colours: White, Fire - Flybubble

Custom colours: Choose your colours and email us the selected colour code with your order.

Note: Size 16 and 19 cannot be ordered in custom colours.

Package

  • LIGHTPACK
  • COMPRESSBAG
  • Repair kit
  • Mini windsock

Advance PI 3 package - Flybubble

Options

  • Harnesses
  • Reserves
  • Helmets
  • Instruments

PI 3 | Light Versatility | Hike & Fly Paraglider

The best hike and fly package. Lightweight and compact with great performance and fun factor. The additional 21 and 25 sizes now enable every pilot to decide on exactly the PI 3 for one of three purposes—Thermal, Hike & Fly or Mini Wing—depending on the size and wing loading range flown.

Thermal range

In the thermaling range of up to 3.5 kg/m2 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 range

The Hike & Fly range – wing loading between 3.5 and 4.5 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 range

In the Mini Wing Range with a wing loading of 4.5 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.

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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.

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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.

Something else new are the colours of this uncovered line, which better match traditional ADVANCE colour-coding, and makeline sorting easier.

Advance PI 3 latest Edelrid Pro Dry lines

New unified risers

The PI 3 has only one riser version; the advantages of the previous versions have been combined. This riser is extremely light but also easy to manage. 21 to 27 sizes have split A-risers for easy big ears: the smaller 16 and 19 do not have this function so save weight. Like all ADVANCE risers, all sizes have the popular and useful Easy Connect system.

Advance PI 3 new unified risers

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. "Holding Pins" are not included in the delivery package, and you must arrange them yourself. We recommend golf tees.

Advance PI 3 holding pin loops

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.

Advance PI 3 new LIGHTPACK

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

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Certification / Homologation

  • EN/LTF Certification 16 | 19 | 21 | 23 | 25 | 27

Maintenance

Advance PI 3 lightweight paraglider - Flybubble

Additional Information

Condition New
Activity Paragliding
Model Status Current model
EN Certification EN A, EN B, EN C
LTF Certification LTF A, LTF B, LTF C
Shipping Details When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page

Advance PI 3 Reviews

The most versatile paraglider on the market. A dream glider! on 07/04/2021
  • Star Rating
"The PI 3 is, in my opinion, the most versatile paraglider on the market. It's small, super light, beautiful, has fantastic handling, climbs and glides great and is super safe to top it off. A dream glider!"

Full review in German Thermik Magazin.

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