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Brake lines



Mar 26, 2001, 1:06 PM
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Brake lines Can't Post

Any riggers or parachute designers out there?
Icarus are re-designing the brake configuration on the Safire to give a more powerful flare.

So- what can they change?
How about the length from the tail edge of the canopy to the cascade? How would that affect the flare?

What about the spacing of the points where the 4 brake lines on each side are attached - could that make a difference, or are they always attached at the ribs?

Any experts out there?



Jimbo  (D License)

Apr 5, 2001, 1:31 AM
Post #2 of 2 (938 views)
Re: Brake lines [In reply to] Can't Post

In reply to:

We will be offering a new control line option at a moderate cost as soon as
we have finalized it's release.

We are currently in the final stages of testing various options and will be
releasing details as soon as possible.

Yes your rigger will be able to attach the new lines.

Check back with us soon and thanks for your enquiry.

Blue Skies

Icarus Canopies Inc
38931 County Rd 54
FL 33540 USA
Ph (813) 783-3366
Fax (813) 782-4744
At least this is confirmation that they are actually going to change the flare on the safire. I, for one, am happy to see this. This thing has been a pain in the ass to land.


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