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peek  (D 8884)

Feb 1, 2013, 4:42 PM

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Re: [Chris-Ottawa] Cutaway Rig Designs

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Buy an airworthy container, cut off the main and reserve trays, leaving only the harness/3 rings and cutaway mechanisms. Wear this harness UNDER my normal gear, with the 3 rings and canopy connected outside of my normal harness. The 2nd main would be deployed from a belly mounted (or held) d-bag via a standard pilot chute. Exit on my back, deploy PC, fly until bored, cutaway 2nd main, deploy standard main.

Switch that around a bit:

Buy nearly any harness/container, cut off the main and reserve trays, leaving only the harness/3 rings and cutaway mechanisms. Wear this harness UNDER my normal gear, with the 3 rings and canopy connected outside of my normal harness. The 1st parachute would be deployed from a belly mounted (or held) d-bag via a standard pilot chute. Exit on my back, deploy PC, fly until bored, cutaway 1st parachute, deploy standard main.

When you do that, you are wearing your normal rig, which should satisfy anyone with the legalities.

The first (cutaway) canopy is connected to an extra harness which is not even needed to be legal.

I made my intentional cutaway rig like this except the extra harness was from old "conventional" gear that had a harness with shot and a half releases and (used to have) separate main and reserve containers.

Can be seen in operation here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i16HryVyRaI


(This post was edited by peek on Feb 1, 2013, 4:50 PM)


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Post edited by peek () on Feb 1, 2013, 4:50 PM


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