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pchapman  (D 1014)

Aug 23, 2012, 5:46 PM

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Re: [Gato] Awesomeness I Have Found...Riggers Will LOVE This!

In reply to:
a broken suspension line "...may be spliced together in an emergency..." !

Seems reasonable ... on a main. I've done a finger trap splice, inserting short piece of line, with some hand stitching, to get someone back in the air for a demo jump.


In reply to:
...a reserve PC that had a hole "patched" with ripstop tape!

Despite the rules, I bet it is very tempting to just do that instead of much more time consuming or expensive options (like a full disassembly of the PC or buying a new one), for those annoying wear points that happen on some reserve pilot chutes.
Makes me wonder to what degree modern adhesives actually degrade nylon, and how long it takes, even if that's the issue stated in rigging books for decades.

Edit:
And I can see a customer complaining that if a wear spot exists in his reserve PC, then it is the fault of his riggers anyway, because the wear happens through packing ...


(This post was edited by pchapman on Aug 23, 2012, 5:48 PM)


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