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  2. Maybe beating a dead horse here, but this is what I'm looking at. I have 2 static lines on a 220 and then 180 main, 10 min tunnel time, and have been speed flying for 8 years, current speed wing loading is about 2 on my 9m rapi-dos (95sqft) with a projected aspect ratio of 3. I don't intend to be doing any swoops or notable low turns right off the bat, and I am generally reserved under canopy which will hopefully demonstrate diligence to my instructor. All this being said, if I am getting stable freefall and clean openings on whatever student rigs they put me on... wouldn't it seem completely reasonable for me to be eyeballing something like a 150 main as soon as I am ready to pick up a rig? Starting my A license course next week and plan to work with instructors so I don't have any issues with the DZ when I buy my first rig, but I want to pick something up early on.

    DB Cooper

    One thing to note.. the FBI notes for the description of the two Hayden back chutes is accurate but labelled wrong. They clearly wrote it down off the packing card but the card labels are below the line, they assumed above. In evidence custody.. Both of Hayden chutes as noted by FBI. 1. Pioneer 26 ft white ripstop conical, type 226, SN 9/57 (1957) packed by Cossey 5/21/71 (Hayden got this one back) 2. Pioneer 24 ft white ripstop conical, type 260-9707, SN 7/60 (1960) packed by Cossey 5/21/71 (This back chute was left on the plane, ID'd by National Guard) Corrected.. the description used should be below the line. In evidence custody.. Both of Hayden chutes. 1. MAKE: Pioneer TYPE: 26 ft white ripstop conical, SERIAL NO: 226, DATE OF MFR 9/57 (1957) --- packed by Cossey 5/21/71 (Hayden got this one back) 2. MAKE: Pioneer TYPE: 24 ft white ripstop conical, SERIAL NO: 260-9707, DATE OF MFR: 7/60 (1960) --- packed by Cossey 5/21/71 (This back chute was left on the plane, ID'd by National Guard in Reno) #1 (1957) Went back to Hayden (tan one) #2 (1960) Was left on the plane and in evidence 11/26/71 There is no way Cooper took one of the two of Hayden's back chutes. Back chute returned to Hayden (1957)..
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    Phantom Edge 2

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    DB Cooper

    It is not a front chute, it matches the one inspected by the National Guard in Reno.. a back one left on the plane, it was packed on May 21/71 matching Hayden's. The front reserve was packed 9/16/71. There is another FBI doc in which an FBI agent describes two back pack chutes "ordinary military olive green drab".. then later the two Hayden chutes are described, one tan and one olive drab green. Cossey's claim was both his back chutes were green. That suggests there were two sets of back packs sent. Two green and Hayden's tan and green. This explains everything.. Cossey may have made errors but he wasn't lying. Cooper must have jumped with one of his chutes.
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    Shadow Edge

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  16. tabouare

    Save $$ buying direct from LB??

    Quite often the product is manufactured in another country and there is a different import fee on top of the item price. You get burn a few times then you start looking into the total landed cost. As an example my last purchase was for a Pilot ZPX. On this particular purchase, I was able to avoid the import fees because I was cooperative with the agent and I didn't tell her that the canopy was made in South Africa. After 15 min of searching, she got tired of looking at websites that didn't provide the country of origin and decided that it was coming from the US. US =1750$ original price of purchase CAD = 2425$ include shipping and paypal fees because transferwise was not available with this seller US import fee 0% Taxes = 345$ Total landed = 2770$ South Africa import fee 10% Import fee = 243$ Taxes = 400$ Total landed = 3068$ And yes the tax amount changes because they tax the import fees. Look at duty calculator websites to see your landed cost prior to purchasing anything in a different country to see if it's worth it.
  17. tiger93rsl


    Hello everyone, glad to be here. I just completed my second tandem jump this weekend. I will be starting AFF next month. I'm hoping to get some good advice here to help me through my AFF course.
  18. sundevil777

    How long should it take to get on a load?

    You are not the only one that has figured that because a shirt or pullover is tight fitting, or because you have it tucked in that it is OK. You are wrong. Please stop trying to find a reason for the advice to not apply to you. It is dangerous, and we know that because others have proven it. Your instructors should not allow you to jump like that.
  19. birdynamnam

    ATC vs Freak 3?

    A recent posting on statistics on performance comp results shows that ATC's scores marginally higher than Freak1-2's. Its not the suit, its the pilot, I know, still less experienced flyers would tend to be flying the ATC rather than the Freak1-2's, so I do find it interesting. In a PPC comp, the glide is more important than speed as time/distance scores require lift and glide. For XRW the ATC's clearly demonstrate as much lift capacity in the slow speed area as the Freak's. Been flying with a Freak3 pilot lately. I clearly see it has become alot faster than previous versions, so it is a moving target
  20. Hi, I'm jumping a Javelin Odyssey RSK-1 (2018) with a NZA Crossfire 3 114 sq.ft. in it and am having a problem doing Clear & Pulls. Packing the rig as recommended in the manual (with the d-bag rotated with the bridle attachment towards te bottom of the reserve container) I have 7 second delays doing a Clear and Pull (pulling about 2 seconds after exit). The pin is pulled immediatly but the d-bag does not lift from the container for about 7 seconds. I had my rigger check the rig, bridle and pilot chute and everything is the way it is supposed to be. I have measured the required force to rotate and lift the d-bag from the container and when pulling the bridge at a 45 degree angle (towards the top of the container) it takes 14.8 Kgs (32.6 Lbs) to pull the bag from the container. Pulling straight up at a 90 degree angle the required force is 11.4 Kgs (25.1 Lbs). I understand the dynamics of forward and downward speed doing a clear & pull and can see why it takes a while for the d-bag to leave the container but am very uncomfortable doing clear & pulls like this. I have resorted to packing with the d-bag upright and this solves the problem but the container doesn't close nicely this way. Does anyone know the specifications for the maximum pull-force needed to lift the d-bag from the container? Is the required pull-force outside the specifications or should I look at the pilot chute not creating enough drag as the source of the problem? Best regards, Peter
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    Volt 135 6/20/2017

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  22. mrshutter45

    DB Cooper

    As I mentioned before in the document I posted. the evidence is clearly marked with a letter. that chute is not and appears to describe a front chute. something is wrong somewhere but I don't think it's extra chutes. I have another document that states Cooper has a 28 foot chute NB6. then they list a front chute 24' white with "NORM D" inscribed on the front. this was in reference to a chute found in 2001.
  23. Is it me or is this thread made of bots talking to each other?
  24. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    My vote always went to Billy Preston. I just received a message from Doug Kenck-Crispin. He likes my search project video. Of course he does. I like he and his dad as well. I think I will try and convince he and Kick Ass Oregon History that we are not crazy, after all. We're going in June for sure. This is more exciting that the other Cooper campouts. Maybe even the Eclipse Trip. Now some folks from Infamous Nissan have decided to show up as well. I told them to buy metal detectors at Amazon. Don't you hate reruns? I do, unless they are on ME TV. Be there, or be square.
  25. dudeman17

    DB Cooper

    You also asked something a while back about drop zones owning chutes,'keeping a few around in case someone wanted to make a first jump...' Actually yeah, drop zones definitely have student gear specifically for training first jump (and beyond) students. In fact, that's the bread and butter of their business. The idea of someone coming up with their own rig, and showing up at a dz to give it a try, that ain't gonna happen. In those days it was a static line program, you did a few of those and transitioned to freefall with short to increasing delays. These days first jumps are either tandem or AFF, freefall jumps from full altitude. Static line is all but obsolete these days, as are round parachutes. Which begs the question - Have any of you Cooper researchers ever made a jump? It would be real easy for you to find a drop zone near you and do a tandem jump to check it out.
  26. dudeman17

    DB Cooper

    Hmmm. Never knew Pete Best was a skydiver. Sorry
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