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pchapman  (D 1014)

Nov 19, 2012, 5:26 AM

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Re: [councilman24] Jumped a 55 year old 26' Navy Conical

Exit weight I should have mentioned: about 185-190 lb with all the gear. I'm glad I'm still reasonably skinny.

Edit to mention more about container design:

No kicker plate was used, although the pack job was tight. No bungees on the belly container. So those are additional reasons for the weak pilot chute to launch even worse.

(The belly container is a modification of the main container that was hacked off the 1980's rig that furnished the 'cutaway harness'. It has been mainly used for ram airs as cutaway canopies, and not specifically for rounds. Instead of a kicker plate these days, the way to do things would be a kicker flap, like in modern sport reserve containers or I think the T-10 MIRPS belly mount.)


(This post was edited by pchapman on Nov 19, 2012, 5:45 AM)


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