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Javelin J4 Reserve Questions

 


dennismparker

Dec 13, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Ok, so this is probably a newbie question.
I have a J4, into which my rigger says that a Tempo 210 won't fit and that it would cause damage to the container. However, the suggested reserves for that rig are PD176-RavenII. The Raven II is a 218. How does this make sense? What am I missing?


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Dec 13, 2012, 2:25 PM
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Different manufacturers use different measuring methods.


theonlyski  (D License)

Dec 13, 2012, 2:43 PM
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In reply to:
Ok, so this is probably a newbie question.
I have a J4, into which my rigger says that a Tempo 210 won't fit and that it would cause damage to the container. However, the suggested reserves for that rig are PD176-RavenII. The Raven II is a 218. How does this make sense? What am I missing?

While getting a second opinion is your prerogative, keep in mind it is your riggers prerogative to say he won't pack it. Wink

Different companies measure differently and even use different materials to build their canopies.


skytribe  (D 9403)

Dec 13, 2012, 3:39 PM
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That said - in my experience Tempo's tend to pack up a little on the smaller side when compared with some other manufacturers reserves.


dennismparker

Dec 15, 2012, 8:19 AM
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Thank you all!!



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