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Russian "Impulse" reserve: how big is it?

 


skydiverek  (C 952)

Jun 14, 2012, 7:08 AM
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Can someone confirm the square footage of it? DOM is 1997.


Deyan  (D 322)

Jun 14, 2012, 9:28 AM
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If my memory is correct "Impulse" reserve is 12,2 sq.meters and it has a MEW of 90 kg and service life time of 10 years.


Andy9o8  (D License)

Jun 17, 2012, 5:31 AM
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In reply to:
service life time of 10 years.

This kind of shit re: reserves often makes me Crazy. Whatever.


Nelyubin  (D 18617)

Jun 20, 2012, 7:42 AM
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This requirement is a national standard. According to the standard PD reserve life of no more than 12 years.


Nelyubin  (D 18617)

Jun 20, 2012, 10:48 AM
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http://ivparachute.com/...87&type=3#scroll
http://ivparachute.com/...88&type=3#scroll

http://ivparachute.com/...15&type=3#scroll
http://ivparachute.com/...16&type=3#scroll


(This post was edited by Nelyubin on Jun 20, 2012, 10:53 AM)


dragon2  (D 101989)

Jun 20, 2012, 1:13 PM
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In reply to:
This requirement is a national standard. According to the standard PD reserve life of no more than 12 years.

It's still a Crazy requirement. 10 years!?
I've only ever had one reserve that young.

BTW the latest PD reserve manual states:

Quote:
SERVICE LIFE
No specific maximum service life has been determined for this parachute. There are many factors that
will effect the ultimate service life of this parachute such as where it is stored and how it is used. For
civilian applications, service life is usually based on condition.

Quote:
Fabric permeability must be tested if any of the following events occur:
The canopy is completely submerged in water.
 25 jumps have been made on the canopy since it was new or last certified.
 The canopy has been repacked 40 times since it was new.
 The canopy has an unknown number of jumps, repacks, or there is reason to believe that jumps
or repacks were not properly logged.
 Flight performance appears to be substandard.
 There are other reasons to believe the fabric permeability may exceed specifications.


Nelyubin  (D 18617)

Jun 20, 2012, 8:53 PM
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In Russia service life of a spare parachute is limited by departmental normative documents. No more than 12 years. Even if the parachute was made by god.



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