The JVX is a 27-cell elliptical cross braced Tri-cell with upgrades like a new nose modification, improved trim, longer lines, no stabilizers and HMA lines as standard. The JVX is slim, sleek and fast with less drag. First off, the JVX has no stabilizers. Stabilizers on small HP¬†canopies¬†don't do much except flap in the wind causing added parasitic drag. The Daedalus Project first dealt with the issue of reducing drag on the wing tips by developing ram-air stabilizers. We quickly found that no stabilizers is even better! Stabilizers primary function is to hold the slider in the correct position during deployment. We addressed this issue by putting slider stops on the¬†canopy¬†itself allowing us to get rid of the stabilizers all together!¬†The JVX is still available with a low profile "mini" stabilizer as an option.
The JVX also incorporates a new trim which is a serious upgrade from the VX. The JVX is the first competition swoop¬†canopy designed for rear riser flight! The new trim increases the rear riser pressure and creates no slack in the D lines like the Icarus VX. This not only reduces tail flutter and a variety of other issues but provides a better platform for rear riser flying! In addition, the overall line length on the JVX is longer, creating more time for the pilot to catch up with the canopy during a turn, the result is a longer dive! Daedalus canopies is also use a state of the art¬†parachute material which lasts longer, has less porosity and holds a better shape making the wing more efficient!