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Who Made This Canopy?

 


Traumgeliebter  (D License)

Feb 4, 2013, 11:44 AM
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Mystery Parachute

F111, Dacron lines. Measures about 230.

No label.

Appears professionally sewn.

Anyone want to take credit for the nice work?

See pictures.

Thanks.

Jeana
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riggerrob  (D 14840)

Feb 4, 2013, 12:27 PM
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Judging by the keels - aft of the B lines - my guess is a prototype built by John Eiff circa 1980.
... predecessor to Eiff's Challenger Classic series of accuracy canopies and PD's current-production ZERO.


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Feb 4, 2013, 4:46 PM
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Hi Rob,

And that the suspension ribs extend forward of the bottom surface.

Also looks like a color pattern for the folks at the USMA at West Point.

JerryBaumchen


councilman24  (D 8631)

Feb 5, 2013, 5:03 AM
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Check the ribs near the nose for a printed label. Some canopies were labeled in that area. IIRC it was near the center.


Traumgeliebter  (D License)

Feb 5, 2013, 11:20 AM
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Thanks, but Mr. Eiff says it's not his.


Traumgeliebter  (D License)

Feb 5, 2013, 11:24 AM
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I've been over the canopy inside and out, with a magnifying glass.

No label. :(

Thanks


captain1976  (D 7183)

Feb 5, 2013, 7:04 PM
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Looks like a canopy made by Jim Lowe when he worked for Paragear back in the early to mid 70's.


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Feb 6, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Hi captain,

Quote:
Looks like a canopy made by Jim Lowe when he worked for Paragear back in the early to mid 70's.

I doubt it. I do not know about every Para-Foil that Jim & Gary Lewis built after hours at Para-Gear, but to the best of my knowledge, all of those canopies were either white/blue or red/white/blue. But, then again, they may have made something that I am not aware of.

JerryBaumchen

PS) Just to ad: All of the Para-Foils that Jim & Gary built had the 'A' lines going to the front riser & the "B' and 'C' and 'D' lines all were cascaded and went to the rear riser.


(This post was edited by JerryBaumchen on Feb 6, 2013, 11:55 AM)


darkwing  (D 4164)

Feb 6, 2013, 7:14 PM
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Do you have any history (location or time) information? I was building canopies from about 1977 until about 1981. Close ups of the seams would tell me if it was my work or not.


captain1976  (D 7183)

Feb 6, 2013, 8:04 PM
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In reply to:
Hi captain,

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Looks like a canopy made by Jim Lowe when he worked for Paragear back in the early to mid 70's.

I doubt it. I do not know about every Para-Foil that Jim & Gary Lewis built after hours at Para-Gear, but to the best of my knowledge, all of those canopies were either white/blue or red/white/blue. But, then again, they may have made something that I am not aware of.

JerryBaumchen

PS) Just to ad: All of the Para-Foils that Jim & Gary built had the 'A' lines going to the front riser & the "B' and 'C' and 'D' lines all were cascaded and went to the rear riser.

Jerry,

I don't remember anything about what he made with others including Gary but the one he jumped and told me "he" made was the same color in the photos here.


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Feb 6, 2013, 10:25 PM
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Hi captain,

If we could see the lines then we would know a lot more.

JerryBaumchen

PS) I have been wrong before & will be wrong in the future.


racerman  (C 18409)

Feb 7, 2013, 1:14 PM
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It's a Slipstream!? Check if the flares overlap on the ribs they're sewn to.



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