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SWIFT PLUS 200 - Para-Flite bar tack question

 


koppel  (F License)

Feb 6, 2013, 4:33 PM
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Anyone of you F.O.G riggers out there than can tell me if this model reserve had a bar-tack at the leading edge junction between top skin and rib?

Looking at one now and there are none but is that correct?




Bueller? Bueller?


sundevil777  (D License)

Feb 6, 2013, 4:54 PM
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Anyone of you F.O.G riggers out there than can tell me if this model reserve had a bar-tack at the leading edge junction between top skin and rib?

Looking at one now and there are none but is that correct?

Bueller? Bueller?

I don't know anything about the bartack, but there never was a 200 model. The 200 on the label is the max wt:

http://www.dropzone.com/...post=4294992#4294992


pchapman  (D 1014)

Feb 6, 2013, 6:18 PM
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ParaFlite sewed a lot of stuff without bartacks. Line attachment tapes with tight 'box-X' stitching for example, even if line junctions had some sort of bartack or zigzag.

I don't know the answer but I vaguely recall leading edge junctions with straight stitches in them...


councilman24  (D 8631)

Feb 6, 2013, 7:07 PM
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I've got a swift plus somewhere but don't if I can find it. My guess is that it's the way it's supposed to be.

I'll try to look tomorrow.


Quagmirian  (A 110392)

Feb 6, 2013, 7:12 PM
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Re: [councilman24] SWIFT PLUS 200 - Para-Flite bar tack question [In reply to] Can't Post

The original Swift Reserves did have light reinforcement and a box stitch where the ribs met the skins.


Skydivesg  (D 10938)

Feb 9, 2013, 12:51 PM
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Re: [koppel] SWIFT PLUS 200 - Para-Flite bar tack question [In reply to] Can't Post

There was a service bulletin which mandated bartacking some line attachements on the Swift Plus.

It was sometime in the early to mid 90's.

I know a rigger who did the sewing on some. He probably has the bulletins in his binder or you could contact the Guru - Dave Dewolf - I'm sure he'll know.

That same rigger doing the bartacking swears that there are Swift Plus 200s out there. Not me. Him.


sundevil777  (D License)

Feb 9, 2013, 1:03 PM
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Re: [Skydivesg] SWIFT PLUS 200 - Para-Flite bar tack question [In reply to] Can't Post

The SB applied to before Jan '94 DOM I believe.

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That same rigger doing the bartacking swears that there are Swift Plus 200s out there. Not me. Him.

He would think that because there is a 200 on the label, without it bothering to mention what the 200 means, and there is no size explicitly labeled at all.


jimjumper  (D 11137)

Feb 9, 2013, 1:15 PM
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My '84 Paragear catalog has the Swift at 177, the Cirrus at 230, and the Orion at 220 square feet respectively. My '98 catalog has listings for the Swift Plus in sizes 145, 175, and 225. Poynters manual Vol. 2 has the Swift Reserve at 178 and the Swift Plus in 145, 185, and 225. There is also a Swift main, that was discontinued in '84 that is listed at 199 square foot. All of these canopies were made by Paraflite.


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Feb 9, 2013, 2:22 PM
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Re: [jimjumper] SWIFT PLUS 200 - Para-Flite bar tack question [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi jim,

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My '98 catalog has listings for the Swift Plus in sizes 145, 175, and 225.

The 175 came on the market first, and then the others. These three sizes are what Para-Flite listed them as.

JerryBaumchen



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