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2 cells torn on sabre2 170

 


martz  (C 3073)

Oct 3, 2005, 7:46 AM
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Is it possible to repair a sabre2 170 with 2 cells torn.

It is an unsuccesful Mr.Bill :(.

I sent an email to PD and waiting for their answer, but I want to know your experience.

Is it expensive to replace 2 cells ?


gemini  (D 24349)

Oct 3, 2005, 7:54 AM
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The cells can be replaced by PD.

Is it expensive? It's not cheap, but probably cheaper than another canopy! Smile


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Oct 3, 2005, 9:15 AM
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Last time I checked, PD was charging about $100 per replacement cell.
Standard procedure is to replaced damaged cells, plus one more, because there might be some hidden damage in the neighboring cell.
So plan on spending $300+ to repair your Sabre 2.


martz  (C 3073)

Oct 3, 2005, 10:10 AM
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mmm bad news because the 2 cells are separated by a good one ... so I supose it's the 2 torn plus 1 on each side and the one in the middle ...

so it's 5 ....


(This post was edited by martz on Oct 3, 2005, 10:26 AM)


martz  (C 3073)

Oct 3, 2005, 10:11 AM
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is someone else than PD can do that ??


justinb138  (B 28762)

Oct 3, 2005, 10:24 AM
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In reply to:
is someone else than PD can do that ??

A master rigger could make the repairs, but sending it back to PD is probably the best solution.


masterrig  (D License)

Oct 3, 2005, 11:13 AM
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I've done it and it's a real chore. What you describe, as mentioned, would best be repaired by PD. $300.00 or that neighborhood is a very good price! For example, a friend of mine was involved in a mid-air collision with another jumper. The result, was 2-end cells, a stabaliser and a C-D line. He sent it to PD and they had it back in about 2 - 3 weeks and the cost, including shipping was about $450.00. His parachute, was Saber - 1, 190.
If, the parachute you mention is in good to excellent condition, I'd send it to PD.Wink


Chuck


Cloudi  (C 35301)

Oct 3, 2005, 5:37 PM
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So, what happened with the Mr. Bill that caused the damage? Long delay?

Glad that you are both ok. Torn end cells are a lot easier and cheaper to fix than torn people. Unsure


martz  (C 3073)

Oct 3, 2005, 6:15 PM
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We did a wonderful MrBill last week, so this weekend we wanted to do it again with a camera.

The plane is a Cesna, I face the wind and I'm the one who deploy. At the exit I throw the Pilot chute but nothing happens until I see the PC between my legs. I tried hard to clear the pc but now it around my friend's leg. He finaly clear the pc too but it is about a 10 seconds delay ... VLAM ... many twist with a really fast spinning canopy. Cutaway, reserve ...

I didn't know that 2 cells were torn until I landed the reserve.

On the video we can see that the Pilot Chute was still colapsed, so this is the reason why the canopy was not deployed on exit ...

I learned a lot on that jump ... But now I have to pay the price because I borrowed the rig of a friend.

But I'm still there to tell you my story ...


skip  (A License)

Oct 3, 2005, 10:40 PM
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We did a wonderful MrBill last week, so this weekend we wanted to do it again with a camera.

The plane is a Cesna, I face the wind and I'm the one who deploy. At the exit I throw the Pilot chute but nothing happens until I see the PC between my legs. I tried hard to clear the pc but now it around my friend's leg. He finaly clear the pc too but it is about a 10 seconds delay ... VLAM ... many twist with a really fast spinning canopy. Cutaway, reserve ...

I didn't know that 2 cells were torn until I landed the reserve.

On the video we can see that the Pilot Chute was still colapsed, so this is the reason why the canopy was not deployed on exit ...

I learned a lot on that jump ... But now I have to pay the price because I borrowed the rig of a friend.

But I'm still there to tell you my story ...

WOW...... That would be one of thoes exciting jumps huh?

neilp


DBCOOPER  (D 24112)

Oct 4, 2005, 7:58 AM
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Classic "What could go wrong?"



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