Companion SQR HG
SQR 160 HG
|Max. TOW||160 kg|
|Sink rate at Max. TOW||5.3 m/s|
|Packing volume||4.0 - 6.5 L|
Square Round: the best of two worlds
The hybrid SQR (Square-Round) has been newly developed from the start, precisely designed to meet the needs of freeflight pilots and reserve parachute packers. The SQR takes the advantages of the newer "Square" reserve parachute form (also known as "cruciform" or "cross" reserves) and merges these with benefits of the classic Pull Down Apex (PDA) "Round" reserves. In doing so, the SQR has created an innovative and forward-looking technology which brings great benefits to 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.
Companion SQR demo video (paragliding)
Range of use: Hang Gliding
SQR main advantages
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.
SQR technology: modern CFD simulation
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 the Computational Fluid Dynamics (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.
The brand: new, but experienced
Companion is the young, dynamic brand for high quality hang- and paraglider reserve parachute equipment. The brand is a joint venture of the EVOTEC and ADVANCE companies, and unites immense funds of know-how in the simulation, development, testing, production and marketing fields.
Development of innovative reserve-related products is an on-going process, always based on scientific findings and the latest development and testing methods. All Companion reserves are manufactured in EVOTEC’s own production plant in Hungary, and distributed worldwide by ADVANCE.
SQR reserve packing video
Companion service: 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.
For registered products, a warranty extension of 1 year on the warranty obligation of your country.
Questions about your product? Contact Companion (firstname.lastname@example.org) at any time.
Download the manual
Download the latest version of the Companion SQR manual (pdf).
SQR lifetime extension
You can have the maximum service life of 10 years extended by 2 years through a manufacturer inspection. In order to obtain this extension, the reserve has to be sent to the manufacturer at the end of the 10 years of operational life. The work entails various visual inspections and measurement of fabric porosity and line lengths. Finally, the reserve is stamped with a revalidation certificate, repacked and sent back to the customer. The extension can only be arranged via the companion website.
Product registration & myCompanion
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|Reserve Certification||EN 12491, LTF 91/09|
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|
|Model Status||Current model|