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Would my AAD have worked in this situation?

 


salomon767  (C 41118)

Oct 31, 2012, 5:58 PM
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So i just bought a Tony Supermach and did my first jump on it this past weekend. I was curious of my total flight time after i got down so i went into the info section of my Vigil 2 and its telling me that on the last flight i had 2 seconds of freefall and my vertical speed was 44mph. Does the AAD deactiveate itself after the registered freefall is over? Once i saw that the AAD only registered those two seconds i was curious as to if i had a cutaway above that 1000ft mark would the AAD still fire even though it thinks the freefall ended a few minutes before that? Thanks in advance for the replys!
-Adam


mccordia  (D 94775)

Nov 1, 2012, 1:47 AM
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AADs have an activation speed of 78 mph at an altitude of 750ft,
Regardless of deployments or whatever else happens before.


piisfish

Nov 1, 2012, 1:55 AM
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AADs have an activation speed of 78 mph at an altitude of 750ft,
Regardless of deployments or whatever else happens before.
to be a bit more precise,
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3.3.1. PRO Mode
The Vigil releases at 840 Ft. (256 meters) and below till 150 Ft. (46 meters),
if the freefall speed is equal or superior to 35 m/sec. (78 mph or 126 km/h)*


The111  (D 29246)

Nov 1, 2012, 10:05 AM
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Regardless of deployments or whatever else happens before.

Yup, it has nothing to do with a wingsuit. People have been doing high (and low) hop n pops, which equate to short freefalls and long canopy rides, long before wingsuits came around.



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