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Handle on the inside of pilot chute

 


bodypilot90  (D 24249)

Jul 30, 2012, 8:33 AM
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we were jumping this weekend and a guy joined our group had his handle on the inside of his pc. It was made that way. He was a PJ. Is that a military item? It was on a racer container. Stowed it look like his PC was coming out. I'll see if i got it on video a post a picture,


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Jul 30, 2012, 8:40 AM
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That is a pretty standard BASE design.


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Jul 30, 2012, 8:40 AM
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Not sure about military, but some BASE pilot chutes do it that way too.

If you want to experiment, take a PC, chop the handle off and put an empty 35mm film canister inside at the apex. See how you like it. that's known as "internal floating handle". Make sure that you use a non-collapsible or a pc with a kill line attached to the apex and not to the handle that you are removing :)


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Jul 30, 2012, 1:53 PM
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Been used on crw rigs as well for years.


bodypilot90  (D 24249)

Jul 30, 2012, 3:05 PM
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what are the advantages?


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Jul 30, 2012, 3:10 PM
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For crw it makes it less snaggable in a wrap - less likely for a line to snag it and hang up.


bodypilot90  (D 24249)

Jul 30, 2012, 3:55 PM
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but if you are doing crw wouldn't your main already be out? Smile


Squeak  (E 1313)

Jul 30, 2012, 4:26 PM
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In reply to:
but if you are doing crw wouldn't your main already be out? Smile
Not in the plane


chuckakers  (D 10855)

Jul 31, 2012, 5:24 AM
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In reply to:
but if you are doing crw wouldn't your main already be out? Smile

Yes, but the pilot chute sits on top of the canopy and can become part of an entanglement.


bodypilot90  (D 24249)

Jul 31, 2012, 4:01 PM
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ok I understand now, Thanks


base283  (D 15343)

Jul 31, 2012, 4:35 PM
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The flight of a throwout PC requires it to fly past the bridle inviting more of a chance of PC bridle entanglement. Outer handles increase this possibility.
I and some other long time BASErs prefer no handle whatsoever on lower stowed jumps.

Take care,
space


(This post was edited by base283 on Jul 31, 2012, 5:51 PM)


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Jul 31, 2012, 11:04 PM
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In reply to:
The flight of a throwout PC requires it to fly past the bridle inviting more of a chance of PC bridle entanglement. Outer handles increase this possibility.
I and some other long time BASErs prefer no handle whatsoever on lower stowed jumps.

Take care,
space

Learn something new everyday.....thanks.

Sparky



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