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: but an ultra-light version is under development.
Very fast opening – a result of comprehensive real-life tests
Exceptionally high swing resistance – highly developed canopy with Air-Jets
Minimum weight – perfect choice of materials
Simple, reliable packing – like a round canopy
|Area||25,4 m2||32,4 m2||42,0 m2||61,9 m2|
|Max. TOW||100 kg||120 kg||160 kg||220 kg|
|Sink rate at Max. TOW||5,4 m/s||5,4 m/s||5,3 m/s||5,3 m/s|
|Weight||1258 g||1534 g||1927 g||2357 g|
|Packing volume||3,0 – 5,2 L||3,5 – 5,6 L||4,0 – 6,5 L||6,0 – 9,4 L|
Companion is the new brand name for high quality reserve parachutes for paragliders and hanggliders. 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.
(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.
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 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.
(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.
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
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.
Serial number will be automatically transferred from QR-Code on the certification placard to the Online Form.
The packer can simply record the packing in your online Packing Log by QR-Code.
Pack-Reminder, an E-Mail to remind you of your next repack date.
Online Packing Log with all the details of repacks, always available to download as PDF.
You can find a downloadable copy of the complete manual and a packing guide here. Please read it through carefully and ensure that only a qualified person installs your Companion product in your harness.Download English SQR Manual