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VS 384 solo, low EW

 


alexey  (D 22)

Aug 27, 2012, 4:32 AM
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Have to make a few jumps, but EW can be a little below recomentation, and even with lead - will be at the minimum (200 lb)
Any expirience with such config?
Any ideas?


JohnRich  (D License)

Aug 27, 2012, 6:13 PM
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Re: [alexey] VS 384 solo, low EW [In reply to] Can't Post

What's "EW"?


pchapman  (D 1014)

Aug 27, 2012, 9:20 PM
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In reply to:
What's "EW"?

Not much John, what's ew with you?

But seriously folks, I'm not sure what the EW designation is, although the obvious guess is that the suspended weight is meant. Is the VS 384 just a military EZ 384 from RWS / UPT? I'm not familiar with it.

Tandem canopies of various types do get solo jumps from time to time. New tandem instructors have to do one, and some places might do a so called line stretch jump on a new canopy. Has anyone ever had problems? I might avoid flying at ultra low wing loading in turbulent weather, but that's about all.


alexey  (D 22)

Aug 27, 2012, 11:17 PM
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EW - exit weight.

Canopy has on the label:
VTC-5, sn# VS-384-....

I have a few solo jumps and tandems - but with smaller canopies


diablopilot  (D License)

Aug 28, 2012, 5:25 AM
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Re: [alexey] VS 384 solo, low EW [In reply to] Can't Post

Take it to terminal and jump on a calm wind day?



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