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IanHarrop  (C 1152)

Feb 4, 2007, 4:57 PM
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Please if you're there, start letting the rest of us in on what's new and interesting.

We're waiting....

Edit to add: Hey Mods!!! You should make this a sticky!

I somehow doubt this will work but its worth tryingCool


(This post was edited by IanHarrop on Feb 4, 2007, 8:58 PM)


councilman24  (D 8631)

Feb 4, 2007, 6:10 PM
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Exhibits don't open until 3:00 pm PST Monday.

You've got awhile to wait.Wink

Other than the inside scoop I have.Tongue


Premier slotperfect  (D 13014)

Feb 4, 2007, 7:07 PM
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They actually cleared the schedule during the Riggers Forum so there are no more conflists with technical seminars - THAT is new, and excellent! Cool


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Feb 4, 2007, 9:52 PM
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I've been asked to shoot some interviews of what's new. I'll be posting that at night on youtube, with keywords of PIA, skydiving, etc.
Should have the first one up by 9 p.m. tomorrow.


councilman24  (D 8631)

Feb 5, 2007, 8:10 AM
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In reply to:
They actually cleared the schedule during the Riggers Forum so there are no more conflists with technical seminars - THAT is new, and excellent! Cool

Yeah, because of me. I bitched about it 4 weeks ago but we finally resolved it on Friday.

But the one scoop I do have is that Booth is showing a suspension line reserve ripcord. Haven't seen the installation but have handled the ripcord itself. Jury's out until I see the full system later today.

See the PIA rigger forum www.pia.com for information on a new FCI manual that ban's clamps.

Information on 180 day and 65.111 will be discusses on Thursday at the rigger forum, if I have a voice.[:/] Been sick all week.

I'll be hanging around registration later this morning.


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Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Feb 5, 2007, 2:52 PM
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In reply to:
But the one scoop I do have is that Booth is showing a suspension line reserve ripcord.

He was showing it 2 years ago, too.


piisfish

Feb 5, 2007, 4:28 PM
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In reply to:
But the one scoop I do have is that Booth is showing a suspension line reserve ripcord. Haven't seen the installation but have handled the ripcord itself.
does that mean there is actually no cable, but a line instead ?


CrazyL  (D 17699)

Feb 5, 2007, 8:57 PM
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See the PIA rigger forum www.pia.com for information on a new FCI manual that ban's clamps.
I tried to no avail. Is this info on the PIA site?


icevideot  (D 23833)

Feb 5, 2007, 10:05 PM
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http://riggers.pia.com/...ers/vpost?id=1669509

You can try this link. It was a little hard to find. I had to enter the forum and then it is under the Urgent News heading.

I hope this helps. There is some other neat stuff on there but navigating took a while to get used to.


Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Feb 6, 2007, 2:49 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
But the one scoop I do have is that Booth is showing a suspension line reserve ripcord. Haven't seen the installation but have handled the ripcord itself.
does that mean there is actually no cable, but a line instead ?

Correct. It was displayed by RWS at the 2005 PIA Symposium. I had it in my hands then. 1000 lbs Spectra line, I believe.

Check my post from Jan 29, 2005 Smile:

http://www.dropzone.com/...post=1458216#1458216

Actually, read from the quoted post DOWN, for more info.


jimmytavino  (A 3914)

Feb 6, 2007, 5:40 AM
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Unimpressed how do you feed it through the housing????

.... Is there still a pin at the end????

just wondering

jmy


Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Feb 6, 2007, 6:15 AM
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Unimpressed how do you feed it through the housing????

.... Is there still a pin at the end????

just wondering

jmy

Bill Booth in 2005:

"My new Spectra ripcord is "stiff" enough to thread easily through our stainless housing with no tools. It is only about 14" long, and with no pin on the end."


DougH  (D License)

Feb 6, 2007, 6:34 AM
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That sounds cool, less chance of getting it knocked out while moving around in the plane. Smile


kingbunky  (B 5376)

Feb 6, 2007, 7:34 AM
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that does sound interesting, but to paraphrase bill booth, isn't that 'an elegant solution to a problem that doesn't exist'? what precisely is the problem with the steel cable that the nylon one solves?


Premier slotperfect  (D 13014)

Feb 6, 2007, 8:46 AM
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DSE is posting daily links to the video interviews he is conducting here in Reno:

http://www.dropzone.com/...orum_view_collapsed;


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Feb 6, 2007, 2:49 PM
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I'll have the BillBooth interview showing the "bungee" reserve cord, magnetic riser covers, etc., up in a short time. Editing it now.


sundevil777  (D License)

Feb 6, 2007, 3:57 PM
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That sounds cool, less chance of getting it knocked out while moving around in the plane. Smile

I don't see how that would change, if there is still a handle at one end, and a pin at the other.


DougH  (D License)

Feb 6, 2007, 4:05 PM
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I don't see how that would change, if there is still a handle at one end, and a pin at the other.

From above: "and with no pin on the end".

Wouldn't a flexible supple line, instead of a stiff pin, seems like it would be less likely to be pushed out when it is pressed against an airplane bulkhead? Tongue


sundevil777  (D License)

Feb 6, 2007, 4:16 PM
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In reply to:
I don't see how that would change, if there is still a handle at one end, and a pin at the other.

From above: "and with no pin on the end".

Wouldn't a flexible supple line, instead of a stiff pin, seems like it would be less likely to be pushed out when it is pressed against an airplane bulkhead? Tongue

Right, I was reading that to mean no swage ball/pin at the handle end.

Of course everyone would like to know how the mechanism works. A line would have to be as stiff as a pin to function as a replacement with the rest of the existing system.


councilman24  (D 8631)

Feb 6, 2007, 8:43 PM
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Everything with a skyhook as the separate pin. The line ripcord just has a loop in each end. One larks heads around the reserve handle and the other has the pin from the RSL put through it. Take the place of the marine fitting on the end of the cable. So still a metal pin.


sundevil777  (D License)

Feb 6, 2007, 9:12 PM
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What is the advantage?

Without such a description of the benefits, then it looks as someone else said, as a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.


pilotdave  (D License)

Feb 6, 2007, 9:16 PM
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Bill Booth's explanation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1J_zE3eFdw

Dave


sundevil777  (D License)

Feb 6, 2007, 9:22 PM
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Thanks!


Unstable  (D 28930)

Feb 6, 2007, 9:26 PM
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   Wow - "A solution to a nonexistent problem" doesn't quite fit the case then Bill Booth is shooting for excellence.


Premier ianmdrennan  (D 25821)
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Feb 7, 2007, 6:20 AM
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Stronger, less pull force and cheaper.

Sounds like a good reason to change to me.

And I really found the video on the riser covers interesting.

Blues,
Ian


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