Oct 8, 2004, 4:05 PM
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Hi Right now I'm trying to collect information about alternative aad's. And as I'm from europe I would like to know which aads are available and allowed in the states and other countries, whereever you can tell me about. Thanks a lot!
I have never heard about these two, do you know any details? Manufacturer, manual..
-Irvin Hitefinder -High Tech
Are Kap 3 and FXC 8000 still available? What's the difference between FXC 8000 and 12000?
Thanks a lot
Sorry folks, I was being funny.
Those are all antique pin-puller type Automatic Activation Devices.
High Tech was the predecessor of FXC Corporation. FXC 8000 is similar to FXC 12000, but the factory stopped overhauling them 20 years ago. An FXC 8000 saved the life of one of my students back in the early 1980s.
KAP-3 is an ancient Warsaw Pact (cfommunist)military AAD. It pulled the main ripcord "X" seconds every time you fell through altitude "Y." You needed to remember to remove the safety pin just before exit. Many schools tied static-lines onto KAP-3 safety pins.
Irvin Industries of Canada designed the Hitefinder as a clone of KAP-3. You had to remember to remove the "red apple" while on jump run. I have only jumped it on Military Freefall Parachutes.
Those are all antique pin-puller type Automatic Activation Devices. _____________________________________
Thanks for your info I don't want to change my aad, i'm very happy with cypres, but i am writing on a little essay about aads (history, technical stuff, pros and cons) and so the "historical" aads you write about, are very interesting to me. I really thought, that Kap 3 was the very first aad. if you have any pictures or details about these old aads, I would be very interested. it's hard to find information about things bevor the internet-area...