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dks13827  (C 9293)

Aug 2, 2009, 3:22 PM
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this is perfect !! what do you young folks think ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN-ESHjzGNo&feature=related

compare that to crashing in with a cheapo ! Unsure

Then the Strato Star was even way better than the PC ! Wink


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SEREJumper  (D 29555)

Aug 2, 2009, 7:49 PM
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Made it hot for you:

http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related


manchuso  (C 15)

Aug 3, 2009, 12:08 PM
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Hey, thats me!

That PC is as Mk1 made in 1983 and in mint condition.
I love the way it flies; most of my winter jumps are with it and at 155lbs with a little effort landings are ok

safe landings!

Rafael


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Aug 3, 2009, 2:40 PM
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Hi, Rafael,

Can you tell us what the serial number is?

Since it was built in '83 it must be one of the very last ones. Aside from the camo stuff they still build.

JerryBaumchen


skyjumpenfool  (Student)

Aug 4, 2009, 8:16 PM
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It's a PC.... Feet and knees together!!! Bend your knees slightly. You'll get away with that feet apart crap for a while and then?????

Have fun. Cool


rushmc  (D License)

Aug 7, 2009, 6:41 PM
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In reply to:
this is perfect !! what do you young folks think ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN-ESHjzGNo&feature=related

compare that to crashing in with a cheapo ! Unsure

Then the Strato Star was even way better than the PC ! Wink

I have 60 landings under one of these.


anj4de

Jun 10, 2011, 1:45 PM
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In reply to:
Hi, Rafael,

Can you tell us what the serial number is?

Since it was built in '83 it must be one of the very last ones. Aside from the camo stuff they still build.

JerryBaumchen

Hi Jerry

Just dug out that old thread again...I am right now in the process of re-gaining my license after a 19 year break! Once current again I would love to have a Para Commander...now you say that they are still being made today? I heard of the MC-3 having been around for quire a while but I wasn't aware of the fact that they are still being made. Could you please tell us a bit more?

thanks
Uwe


pchapman  (D 1014)

Jun 10, 2011, 2:21 PM
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Hallo, Uwe,

If you want to jump old style gear it is probably easiest to find an old Paracommander and get it back in the air. They are somewhat rare but are in peoples' closets, and are inexpensive since not in great demand. I'd be surprised if Pioneer wanted to sell to the civilian market any more.

Instead of assembling to an old harness with a belly mount reserve, one could modify a more modern student or accuracy rig to fit a ParaCommander in a bag (rather than a sleeve). Then the whole gear isn't vintage, but with 3 rings, throw out pilot chute, and a deployment bag, it makes it all so much easier to use.


kd5xb  (Student)

Jun 21, 2011, 10:24 AM
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Along about 1980, I used a PC in a WONDERHOG. It was a great combination, and quite a bit cheaper than a ram air canopy at the time.


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Jun 21, 2011, 12:15 PM
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Hi Uwe,

I apologize for not responding before; getting old I guess. Unsure

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I heard of the MC-3 having been around for quire a while but I wasn't aware of the fact that they are still being made. Could you please tell us a bit more?

I really do not remember just where I saw them; possibly on the website for the company that bought Pioneer ( French company, I think ).

You might just start browing around the 'net & see if you can find them.

Sorry that I cannot offer more assistance,

JerryBaumchen


lucky508  (B 15469)

Jun 21, 2011, 4:00 PM
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Airborne Systems used to offer the MC-3. I don't see it listed on their site any longer. http://www.airborne-sys.com/
I think they only sell to government buyers.


anj4de

Jun 23, 2011, 2:28 AM
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Hello again

Thanks for your answers...

Yes, both Airborne Systems and Irvin only sell to official government agents. I found that out when shopping for my military static line gear for the memorial jumps over here.
I was lucky though, found a 2002 SF-10A that had only 5 jumps on it...Shocked and over here got a MC-1 harness with 0 jumps made in 2007! Got both inspected by a rigger over here and am now ready for the Arnheim jump!

Back to the PC though...once I get my free fall license back I definitely have to have one! Civilian or military does not matter but I think I need the "jumbo" version due to my weight/age ratio 100kg/48years.Wink

Blue skies...

Uwe



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