Square Round: The Best of Two Worlds
The Hybrid SQR is the first product from Companion. It founds a new generation of reserve parachute, which merges the advantages of the classic round canopy and the cross version into an innovative and forward-looking technology. The SQR has been newly developed from the start, and is precisely directed to meet the needs of pilots and packers.
Countless computer simulations and practical tests have been an essential part of an extensive development process. The result is a reserve with aerodynamically enhanced pendulum stability, not trimmed to track in flight. The standard example the Companion is one of the lightest reserve parachutes at present.
Range of use
|Area||25.4 m2||32.4 m2||37.8 m2||42.0 m2||61.9 m2|
|Max. TOW||100 kg||120 kg||140 kg||160 kg||220 kg|
|Sink rate at Max. TOW||5.4 m/s||5.4 m/s||5.4 m/s||5.3 m/s||5.3 m/s|
|Weight||1258 g||1534 g||1707 g||1927 g||2357 g|
|Packing volume||3.0 - 5.2 L||3.5 - 5.6 L||3.7 - 5.9 L||4.0 - 6.5 L||6.0 - 9.4 L|
Very fast opening – a result of comprehensive real-life tests.
High swing resistance
Exceptionally high swing resistance – highly developed canopy with Air-Jets.
Minimum weight – perfect choice of materials.
Simple, reliable packing – like a round canopy
- Improved opening behaviour and good pendulum stability achieved by aerodynically refined Airjets.
- Light weight due to careful choice of ideal materials
- Straightforward packing - similar to a round canopy - using practical packing aids.
- Not trimmed to track (go sideways) in flight (which most cross / square reserves do)
- Comparatively few lines for easy sorting.
- Tested for water landings! A mix of traditional with new low-shrink fabrics means that repeated full function is guaranteed after wet landings.
- Low descent values and high resistance to swinging as the result of comprehensive practical tests and aerodynamic analysis.
- Reliable packing thanks to useful packing aids, and simple instructions for the packer.
- Certified to all flight standards.
New, but experienced
Companion is the new brand name for high quality reserve parachutes for paragliders and hangliders. The Companion brand represents scientific product development. Companion is a joint venture of EVOTEC and ADVANCE, and combines an immense degree of know-how from the fields of simulation, design, test, production and marketing. Providing this experience are paragliding legends like Hannes Papesh, Peter Mack, Mike Küng and ADVANCE.
Peter Mack (Design & Production)
Mechanical engineer and CFD enthusiast, with great experience of aerodynamic simulation in the automotive industry; was production manager with NOVA in Hungary for thirteen years. Today he owns the EVOTEC engineering company.
Hannes Papesh (Design)
Founder member of Nova, active in paragliding for 27 years as designer, has consistently raised paraglider development to a new level over a number of years with his numerical analytical methods and his own design software.
Mike Kung (Tests)
Mike Küng is reckoned to be the world’s most experienced paraglider test pilot. For years he has been active as the test pilot for various testing authorities and brands, and understands the products inside and out, down to the last detail.
Advance (Production & Distribution)
Rolf Zeltner founded ADVANCE 27 years ago, and has continuously been improving production methods ever since. This brand has always stood for the highest quality products, and is a leading manufacturer of paragliders and harnesses.
Modern CFD* simulation as analytical method
For the first time in the paraglider market Companion introduces a reserve whose development has been based on authentic computational flow analysis, verified by an extensive progression of practical tests. At the core of CFD analysis is a continuous feedback system, which repeatedly recalculates, many times over, an analysis of the deformation and strain on the reserve in the air, each time taking into account all that has gone before.
This is an important aspect for reserve parachute analysis because these deform a lot due to their pronounced curvature. Our own simulation software and test vehicle makes it possible to make a multiplicity of numerical CFD analyses, as well as deployment tests. At the moment this approach is unique in rescue parachute development.
*CFD – Computational Fluid Dynamics
Simply into the future
With the myCompanion account COMPANION offers a unique online service for the SQR reserve system. You can not only download all the information about your product, but also take advantage of the online packing reminder and manage your repack, including a download of your packing log as a PDF.
Now register your product online – either by scanning the QR-Code on the certification placard on the bridle with your Smartphone, or with the following form – and benefit from another Safety Plus.
Product registration by QR Code
Serial number will be automatically transferred from QR-Code on the certification placard to the Online Form.
Packing recorded by QR Code
The packer can simply record the packing in your online Packing Log by QR-Code.
Packing reminder by Email
Pack-Reminder, an E-Mail to remind you of your next repack date.
Online packing record
Online Packing Log with all the details of repacks, always available to download as PDF.
Product registration & myCompanion
Download Companion SQR Manual (PDF, English)
SQR Reserve Packing video
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|Reserve Certification||EN 12491, LTF, LTF 91/09|
|Shipping Details||1-3 workdays|
|Model Status||Current model|