High Adventure Beamer 3 Light

///High Adventure Beamer 3 Light

High Adventure Beamer 3 Light

£870.00£995.00

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The High Adventure Beamer 3 Light is a lightweight Rogallo steerable reserve parachute.  The Beamer 3 light comes in two sizes and is renowned for its super fast 2 second opening time, low sink rate and high stability during descent. The High Adventure Beamer 3 Light is a fully-fledged beamer 3 but thanks to its weight-optimised materials, it is more than 400 grams lighter. As well as less weight, it also has less volume. At 1370 grams the High Adventure Beamer 3 Light is one of the lightest steerable parachutes on the market.

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High Adventure Beamer 3 Light characteristics

Beamer 3 Light Opening time

Opening time is the most important reserve criterion. If a reserve has to be thrown at low altitude – and that is often the case – a single second can make all the difference. The Beamer 3’s special shape and particular folding technique help it open up to 50% faster than normal round canopies; the Beamer 3 light is setting EN Test records.

Beamer 3 Light low sink rate

Assuming a reserve is open with its paraglider in a stable situation the next most important thing is sink speed. Low wing loading and modest forward speed give the Beamer 3 light an unrivalled low sink rate. The EN certification authority has confirmed a sink rate of 3.9 m/s at maximum weight of 130 kg (without the paraglider). The additional braking effect of a paraglider reduces this value to less than 3m/s.

Beamer 3 Light Stability

When developing a Rogallo our main focus is how it works with the paraglider. After reserve opening the paraglider can stay attached (the usual emergency situation – no quick release/cutaway). Here the Beamer 3 light really plays its trump card. After a fast opening the Beamer 3 light quickly takes control. It goes into very slow forward flight and therefore does not encourage the paraglider to disturb it. The Beamer 3 light achieves Its stability, among other things, by its low wing loading.

As a special feature we elected to further develop the braked opening configuration for the Rogallo – successfully applied to the Beamer 2. This results in even less forward speed and provides what most pilots need – the advantages of a round canopy’s vertical flightpath, plus those of a steerable forwards-flying Rogallo. For example, if the Beamer opens alongside a rock face, or in strong wind, its initial descent will be almost vertical. Then, after its steering lines have been activated, the Rogallo’s forward speed can be used. If the pilot has enough height he can then steer the Beamer 3 light away from danger (e.g. rocks, water, buildings etc.).
The braked opening configuration automatically includes another important effect: what is known as ‘downplaning’ is effectively prevented. This scissoring problem happens when paraglider and reserve (round canopies too) both develop forward speed while pulling against each other, and both head straight downwards. This raises the sink speed markedly, and the risk of injury dramatically. The Beamer 3’s pre-braking and its large area oppose this: the braked Rogallo surface refuses to be accelerated in this way.

 High Adventure Beamer 3 Light Spec:

Beamer 3Beamer 3 Light
 Small neuLight Light Small neu
Max load130 kg90 (100)* kg130 kg90 (100)* kg
Flat area41.75 m235.47 m241.75 m235.47 m2
Weight1785 g1590 g1370 g1180 g
Weight with POD1835 g1640 g1420 g1230 g
Riser extension kit for front mount connection, pair20 g20 g20 g20 g
Sink rate
(EN Test)
—-loaded with 130kg
—-loaded with 100kg


3.8 m/sec



3.7 m/sec


3.8 m/sec



3.7 m/sec
Opening time (EN Test)2 sec2 sec2 sec2 sec
Packing volume4959 ccm4432 ccm3837 ccm3324 ccm
Number of panels18161816
Number of middle lines9×28×29×28×2
Type CertificateEP/RG 073.2013EP/RG 102.2013EP/RG 101.2013EP/RG 104.2013
Applied test guideline/standardsEN 12491:2001 / 2.DV
LuftGerPV §1, Nr.7c
EN 12491:2001 / 2.DV
LuftGerPV §1, Nr.7c
EN 12491:2001 / 2.DV
LuftGerPV §1, Nr.7c
EN 12491:2001 / 2.DV
LuftGerPV §1, Nr.7c
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Steering and flying forwards – the Beamer’s speciality!

Paraglider under tow: In real-life reserve-throwing situations the paraglider can become a massive problem. In many cases the paraglider is already collapsed, both during and after reserve opening, and therefore prevented from flying. Here the Beamer 3 light descent is a pure pleasure. The canopy reacts immediately to steering commands and sinks at its slowest rate. When the reserve is thrown while the paraglider is flying normally, such as during SIV training, the descent characteristics of both Rogallo and round reserve can be affected. If the paraglider reopens itself during a reserve descent it can easily be prevented from flying by B-stall, or reefing in. This will greatly improve steerability. Countless examples in practice confirm the problem-free behaviour of all Beamers in every possible situation.
Paraglider tangled up in the Rogallo lines: Here pilots with a cutaway system can fully appreciate the Beamer 3’s qualities. Glide performance doubles – with slightly increased sink speed. Cutaway carabiners mainly make sense in competition flying (more risk of collision) or for acro. A suitable seatbelt cutter, secured on a long bungee, would do the same job in an emergency.

Downloads
Betriebsanleitung (PDF)
Owner’s Manual (PDF)
Manuel Utilisateur (PDF)
Manual (PDF)

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