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dima39  (D 177246)

Mar 8, 2007, 4:35 AM
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Hi!

I need some photos of wingsuit modification on Wings containers to retrofit mine Wings W1 (Katana 107 + PD-R 113).
I need cutoff completely or partialy sews beetwen lateral and bottom flaps or something else?

Can you help me?


(This post was edited by dima39 on Mar 8, 2007, 4:45 AM)


dragon2  (D 101989)

Mar 8, 2007, 4:36 AM
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Re: [dima39] Wingsuit modification on Wings? [In reply to] Can't Post

Why not ask in the wingsuit forum?


koppel  (F License)

Mar 8, 2007, 4:46 AM
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Re: [dima39] Wingsuit modification on Wings? [In reply to] Can't Post

Firstly contact Ankie at Wings for the easy answer.

But to help out each Wings that is built can be modified by your friendly local rigger.

Basicaly where the bottom flap and the side flaps of the main tray meet he will need to unpick the stitching until the last inch or so. For the last inch he will make a bar-tack for reinforcing and that is the whole process. There is no other work required than that.

If that is not clear enough let me know and I will post some photo's for you.

Wings Rock


dima39  (D 177246)

Mar 8, 2007, 5:13 AM
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It"s very similar with mine idea to made this modificationWinkSmile!

But if you can post some photos - it will be betterWink!

Thanks in advance!!!


(This post was edited by dima39 on Mar 8, 2007, 5:15 AM)


phoenixlpr  (D 3049)

Mar 8, 2007, 5:52 AM
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You have a really interesting choice of canopies for wing suit flight.Crazy


Premier LouDiamond  (D 25931)
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Mar 8, 2007, 6:03 AM
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But if you can post some photos - it will be betterWink!

Thanks in advance!!!


Photos of the modifications you are looking for can be found HERE


(This post was edited by LouDiamond on Mar 8, 2007, 6:04 AM)


bodypilot1  (D 16037)

Mar 8, 2007, 8:37 AM
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You have a really interesting choice of canopies for wing suit flight.Crazy

What's wrong with them?



Be safe
Ed


diablopilot  (D License)

Mar 8, 2007, 2:50 PM
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You have a really interesting choice of canopies for wing suit flight.Crazy


What's wrong with them?


tr027  (D License)

Mar 8, 2007, 3:37 PM
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 Is there an echo in here?? Laugh


phoenixlpr  (D 3049)

Mar 8, 2007, 11:28 PM
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What's wrong with them?

I would not consider a Katana WL 1.6+ a right choice of canopy for wingsuit flights.


bodypilot1  (D 16037)

Mar 9, 2007, 8:55 AM
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What's wrong with them?

I would not consider a Katana WL 1.6+ a right choice of canopy for wingsuit flights.

I have over 1500 on a Nitron 98 loaded at 1.96 with only 1 cutaway, and another 600 on a 108.
If it's the canopy he regularly jumps and knows the limitations the wingsuit puts on you after deployment, there is nothing wrong with them, but thats his choice. Jumping a canopy your comfortable with and knowing exactly what the canopy does during deployment is essential, and that you are going to need to take care of a few things after you throw the pilot chute before you can reach up the the steering toggles. Everyone should know what they are flying 100% before adding the complications of a wingsuit, and it's also good to get some good wingsuit instuction before jumping one.


Be safe
Ed


phoenixlpr  (D 3049)

Mar 9, 2007, 9:11 AM
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I have over 1500 on a Nitron 98 loaded at 1.96 with only 1 cutaway, and another 600 on a 108.
If it's the canopy he regularly jumps and knows the limitations the wingsuit puts on you after deployment, there is nothing wrong with them, but thats his choice. Jumping a canopy your comfortable with and knowing exactly what the canopy does during deployment is essential, and that you are going to need to take care of a few things after you throw the pilot chute before you can reach up the the steering toggles. Everyone should know what they are flying 100% before adding the complications of a wingsuit, and it's also good to get some good wingsuit instuction before jumping one.
If he is looking for WS modification I suspect he is going to start jumping with WS. I have jumped a Cobalt at similar load, but not for the first time. It opened perfectly, but the thing you don't have under a quite loaded steep diving canopy is the time.

I would not jump WS with a canopy loaded over 1.4 and not opening strait 99% of the time.


piisfish

Mar 9, 2007, 9:46 AM
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I have over 1500 on a Nitron 98 loaded at 1.96 with only 1 cutaway, and another 600 on a 108.
If it's the canopy he regularly jumps and knows the limitations the wingsuit puts on you after deployment, there is nothing wrong with them, but thats his choice. Jumping a canopy your comfortable with and knowing exactly what the canopy does during deployment is essential, and that you are going to need to take care of a few things after you throw the pilot chute before you can reach up the the steering toggles. Everyone should know what they are flying 100% before adding the complications of a wingsuit, and it's also good to get some good wingsuit instuction before jumping one.


Be safe
Ed
If we believe the profile is correct, I highly doubt that at 600 jumps the original poster knows perfectly his Katana loaded at 1.65... It can work. But it's not the smartest choice.

As you said, BE SAFE.


chris74  (No 568073)

Mar 9, 2007, 9:46 AM
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Hi birds,
No modification on my Wings . Only a longer bridle and a 32' PC when I use my V1's Base pouch . Standard Wings PC with Prodigy and Cobalt.
Blue skies
Chris


dima39  (D 177246)

Mar 10, 2007, 5:06 AM
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Re: [phoenixlpr] Wingsuit modification on Wings? [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi! For first jumps with wingsuit i will use Safire2 119.

Katana -MAY BE laterWink! On Katana 107 i have 220 jumps, but for wingsuit - will consider something bigger/dosile.


(This post was edited by dima39 on Mar 10, 2007, 6:40 AM)


bodypilot1  (D 16037)

Mar 10, 2007, 8:11 AM
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Hi! For first jumps with wingsuit i will use Safire2 119.

Katana -MAY BE laterWink! On Katana 107 i have 220 jumps, but for wingsuit - will consider something bigger/dosile.


A Safire2 119 isn't much bigger or dosile. If your not farmiliar with how it opens, it would be good to make some jumps on it before jumping it with a wingsuit. Smile


Be safe
Ed


dima39  (D 177246)

Mar 10, 2007, 12:17 PM
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Before Ka-107 i made 250 jumps with Safire 129(119). Safire - i love it!



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