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freeflygirlz  (D License)

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!


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Oct 8, 2004, 7:41 PM
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KAP-3
Irvin Hitefinder
High Tech
Sentinel
FXC 8000
and a long list of military surplus gadgets.

Hee!
Hee!


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Oct 8, 2004, 8:40 PM
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FXC12000 - Still for sale (mechanical type)
FXC Astra - Still for sale (computer controlled)
Cypres - for sale (computer controlled)
Vigil - For Sale (computer controlled)


BlindBrick  (C 35382)

Oct 8, 2004, 9:40 PM
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MPAAD


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Oct 8, 2004, 9:54 PM
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Is there a rig thats certified for sale in the US thats set up for the MPAAD?


BlindBrick  (C 35382)

Oct 8, 2004, 10:39 PM
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In reply to:
Is there a rig thats certified for sale in the US thats set up for the MPAAD?

Not sure. I know there were several companies that developed prototypes, but I think they are waiting on MPAAD's intro to the States.

-Blind


freeflygirlz  (D License)

Oct 9, 2004, 12:15 PM
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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? Whats the differnce between FXC 8000 and 12000?

Thanks a lot


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Oct 10, 2004, 7:05 AM
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In reply to:
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

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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.


skydiverton  (D 123456789)

Oct 10, 2004, 11:10 PM
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For myself there are 2 alternatives:
Cypres 1
Cypres 2

The rest I consider as shit, including the vigil which has been grounded 2 weeks ago in germany


freeflygirlz  (D License)

Oct 12, 2004, 2:44 PM
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Sorry folks, I was being funny.

Those are all antique pin-puller type Automatic
Activation Devices.
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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...


Ron

Oct 12, 2004, 3:10 PM
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In reply to:
the vigil which has been grounded 2 weeks ago in germany

got more info on that?


bob.dino  (E 2185)

Oct 12, 2004, 6:09 PM
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Post #138 (http://www.dropzone.com/...post=1287046#1287046) in this thread http://www.dropzone.com/..._latest_reply;so=ASC has more information.


(This post was edited by bob.dino on Oct 12, 2004, 6:10 PM)


andrewhilton  (D 32371)

Feb 3, 2013, 9:04 PM
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Check out the current post in this forum "Historical research work on AAD " which has a link to a great book in draft, in Spanish, which covers many other AADs.

http://www.bubok.es/...ANIVERSARIO-19362011

The author is on dz.com and is a treasure trove of info on the older AADs

And there's some pictures of the FXC8000 and Kap3 here -

http://www.flickr.com/...s/72157628885066953/


(This post was edited by andrewhilton on Feb 3, 2013, 9:05 PM)



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