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Cypres 2 Ground Fire.

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A discussion of the recent Airtec cypres service bulletin which was prompted by this incident, and possibly also this problem, have led to the following being reported on skysurfer.com.au as happening at Toogoolawah two weeks ago.

Cypres 2, 18 months old, had been turned on for about 4 hours.
Rig had just been repacked and after about 5 minutes the unit fired on the ground.
Airtec notified.


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Maybe the thread should read, "Cypres 2 fails self test and skydivers jump anyway and have misfire"...:S



While it may be true, no where does this OZ incident report that the unit failed the self test, nor do we know if it was jumped.
Remster

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I chose the title "Cypres 2 Ground Fire." because the report it references mentions a "Cypres 2 Ground Fire".

I didn't use the words "fails self test" or "skydivers jump anyway", because the report doesn't mention if the unit failed a self test or if it was jumped.

I does however report that it had been switched on for about 4 hours (without mentioning or suggesting a problem with its self test) and that the rig had been repacked about 5 minutes before the Cypres 2 fired on the ground

Clear enough?

C.

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I chose the title "Cypres 2 Ground Fire." because the report it references mentions a "Cypres 2 Ground Fire".

I didn't use the words "fails self test" or "skydivers jump anyway", because the report doesn't mention if the unit failed a self test or if it was jumped.

I does however report that it had been switched on for about 4 hours (without mentioning or suggesting a problem with its self test) and that the rig had been repacked about 5 minutes before the Cypres 2 fired on the ground

Clear enough?

C.



Can you tell us what the local conditions were? Hot or cool day? Humidity? Where was the rig packed and on what kind of surface?
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All speculation until the unit was returned to and tested by airtec and their report is issued. We may never know that if it's not posted in the Oz forum.
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It appears that Airtec did actualy do something with this unit and found an issue and issued a AD around it. http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=3188578#3188578 Its nice to see that manufactors are actually taking field feedback and fixing issues as they identify them.
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It appears that Airtec did actualy do something with this unit and found an issue and issued a AD around it. http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=3188578#3188578 Its nice to see that manufactors are actually taking field feedback and fixing issues as they identify them.




It's a Service Bulletin, not an Airworthiness Directive.

Might sound like semantics, but they are different.

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True, but a manufacturer can never issue an AD anyway. The effect is exactly the same in this case, since (in the US) mandatory SBs (according to the manufacturer) are mandatory (according to the FAA). So there really isn't a difference, in this case.

Dave

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