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SWIFT reserve: what is the MSW?

 


Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Sep 6, 2012, 11:12 AM
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Anyone knows what the maximum suspended weight for the 5-cell Swift reserve is?


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Sep 6, 2012, 11:50 AM
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Hi skydiverek,

I am going from memory so be easy on me. Wink

I 'think' that the 5-cell was TSO'd in the Low Speed category of TSO C23b. There is no max weight in that standard, only a max speed of the aircraft of no more than 150 MPH.

Personally, ( having owned 2 of them & jumped one ) I would stick to around 175 lbs max. I weighed ~175 lbs naked and stood it up rather easily. But I had ~700-800 jumps at the time.

Hope that this helps,

JerryBaumchen


pchapman  (D 1014)

Sep 6, 2012, 12:15 PM
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Time to pull out my 1991 Paragear catalogue -- that thing has been so handy over the years!

For the 177 sq. ft. 5 cell Swift, it lists 180 lbs as max suspended weight. (However, it doesn't address the certification issue as Jerry was doing.) When the Swift came on the market, I kind of doubt that only those of 155 lbs or less bought it...


Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Sep 6, 2012, 2:43 PM
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Thank you all for you effort and help!


firemedic  (D 29776)

Sep 6, 2012, 3:42 PM
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I was on parachute manuals.com the other day a saw a service bulletin about the Swift reserve. It's attached
Attachments: d330d761Service+Bulletin+Swift+Reserve+Recall+Notice.pdf (78.4 KB)



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