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nigel99  (D 1)

Sep 23, 2012, 10:28 PM

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Re: [likestojump] Cypres misfire

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Doesn't sound like a misfire.

note the STUDENT mode aad.

Cypres2 Student specs, straight from the horses mouth :

It activates the release unit when it detects a rate
of descent higher than 29 mph (13 meters per second).

As I say, a novice jumping a student model and getting a two out for a moderate manoeuvre isn't desirable, or representative of design intent.

I am fully aware that misfire is emotive, and perhaps something like, undesirable fire is more appropriate wording.

Edited to add: To me this falls into the same bucket as some of the Vigil misfires. The designers have chosen a set of trade-off's that will sometimes bite you (the user) in the arse. Honest evaluation and review on behalf of the AAD manufacturers should hopefully result in improved products in the future.

(This post was edited by nigel99 on Sep 23, 2012, 10:32 PM)

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Post edited by nigel99 () on Sep 23, 2012, 10:32 PM

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