Jun 30, 2013, 12:14 PM
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Pinhole in the canopy
So I was repacking at the house and found a pinhole in the top skin of my center cell (see attachment). It's tiny. I had to look for it pretty hard again when I went to get my iPhone and a penny to take a picture of it. Is this something I can just keep an eye on or does it need a little patch now? Or...? If it can wait, I'd rather just keep an eye on it and then when I get my next repack and get a boost added to my wings container, I'll take care of it then (about 4 months / ~70 jumps given my current rate). But I'd rather avoid a blow out too. Not sure how common these things are.
(This post was edited by devildog on Jun 30, 2013, 12:15 PM)
This is what kind off holes PD says their reserves can have and still be airworthy...
Repairs are broken into three categories: Minor repairs:These may be done by a senior rigger or your country’s equivalent.
Major repairs: These require a Master Rigger or your country’s equivalent.
Factory repairs: These repairs may be performed only by the Performance Designs factory. These include all repairs that are not specifically listed as minor or major repairs. Small snags and holes smaller than 1/8 inch square (one ripstop box) located further than 10 inches (25.4cm) from the closest line attachment may be left unrepaired as long as there are no more than one in any 10- inch (25.4cm) circle. A maximum of three such snags per cell are allowed. Ripstop tape is not authorized for use on Performance Designs reserves. If the damage is enough to warrant a re pair, a sewn repair must be done