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Wings and Vortex II TSO C23 (D)

 


Maksimsf  (B 37743)

Aug 26, 2012, 6:16 PM
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Wings and Vortex II TSO C23 (D) Can't Post

Please correct me If I'm wrong.

Wings TSO C23 D MEW 254lbs up to 150knts

Vortex II TSO C23 D MEW 300lbs up to 150knts

2 similar TSO but different numbers, why is that?

I'm 280lbs out the door, and seems like "budget" container that will be ok for me is only Vortex II? Altico Dolphin is 254lbs MEW too :(


(This post was edited by Maksimsf on Aug 26, 2012, 6:16 PM)


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Aug 26, 2012, 8:19 PM
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Re: [Maksimsf] Wings and Vortex II TSO C23 (D) [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi Maksimsf,

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2 similar TSO but different numbers, why is that?

Because in TSO C23d there are no maximum weights or speeds. There are minimum weights & speeds but the mfr gets to choose what maximums they want to certify to.

It would seem to me that these two mfrs simply chose different weights/speeds to certify their gear to.

Does that help?

JerryBaumchen


Maksimsf  (B 37743)

Aug 26, 2012, 9:05 PM
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Re: [JerryBaumchen] Wings and Vortex II TSO C23 (D) [In reply to] Can't Post

Got it, thanks Jerry.


RIGGER  (D 7933)

Aug 26, 2012, 9:17 PM
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Re: [Maksimsf] Wings and Vortex II TSO C23 (D) [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile Hi

Javelin under FAA TSO C23 D = Max.E.W of 300 lb @ 170 Knots.

Which reserve you looking for ?

The system M.E.W will be by the LOWEST limits in the TSO'd parts of the system = if you put a PR 253 in that Javelin the M.E.W will be 254 lb. @ 150 knots.

The M.E.W in the FAA TSO C23 D is based on the tests the Mfg. did & after a 1.2 SAFETY factor.

Be Safe !!!


(This post was edited by RIGGER on Aug 26, 2012, 9:25 PM)


Maksimsf  (B 37743)

Aug 26, 2012, 11:14 PM
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Re: [RIGGER] Wings and Vortex II TSO C23 (D) [In reply to] Can't Post

Most likely it will be either PDR 281 or Smart 250 - both are up to 300 lbs MEW I believe.


firemedic  (D 29776)

Aug 27, 2012, 7:19 AM
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Re: [Maksimsf] Wings and Vortex II TSO C23 (D) [In reply to] Can't Post

In reply to:
Most likely it will be either PDR 281 or Smart 250 - both are up to 300 lbs MEW I believe.

Just want to add that the larger Angel Fire Reserves, 246, 280 and 300 are approved up to 330 lbs.



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