Re: [skyjumpenfool] Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid
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agreed for your canopy or even mine - (referencing Dave's not on losing all that surface area aft of the D line attachment)
bigger ones - I have no issue cutting a steering line (but I'd still do both) and landing on rears if I had to wrap up the opposite line too much
Hmmm? Not sure I'd spend the time/altitude messing around. Gotta trust your reserve.
(I know you're asking this for the newbies, Mike. I'll play )
Hmmmmm? are you saying you don't look at your altitude at all? - If you are going to make a gross generalization, then I am required to respond by asking if you cut away on a simple brake getting knocked loose on opening at 4000 feet? (of course not, if you recognize that's what it is above your hard deck, you'd just release the other one)
IMO - If you have time and altitude to 'spend', go ahead and use it if so inclined - just pay attention and let a control check press the final decision once you get all trimmed up. If you don't that much time, then the quicker answer is the chop, of course. I trust my reserve, but I trust that already open, perfectly good canopy slightly more. (with my canopy, it's typically pretty quick from seeing the problem to determining if it's worth spending any time, they spin up quick when it's bad, and fly pretty nice when it's workable)
stick with your decision hard deck at all times
now, are you still skeptical now that I've had to provide the full picture for the kids?
agree on the comment about your experience and planning apply greatly here - my numbers are at the left, I've had a high speed and a low speed malfunction, a crw wrap/cutaway, and an airplane crash for further pedigree - not great, but a sampling.
(This post was edited by rehmwa on Jul 23, 2012, 8:05 AM)