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Everything posted by RedundantRigger

  1. Are people using any sorts of communication devices?, like bluetooth or radio things. Anyone know of a good product for this?
  2. Not doing it for the money. Just interested, and I figure that I might improve some skills. If it occasionally gets me away from the computer/tv, I'll consider it a win . I might even jump it if it works out. At best it would be my dedicated water jump canopy.
  3. I have a few PD spectres in Storage. The owners didn't want to spend the money relining a well used canopy. I have a basic zigzag machine, so I figured i might try building and installing a line set. I know I'll have a hard time finding the line specifications, so I'm hoping somebody out there might wanna share anything. Maybe someone measured out a newly lined Spectre. The sizes I have are 135 and 170 sqft. Also open for general advice.(Jiggs,sewing, where to get the spectra/dacron) I'm not desperate to get these canopies in the skies, just mildly interested in trying to reline a canopy.
  4. I've seen rust on MLW adjusters and 3 ring hardware. We have javelin containers. I've been able to polish it down with fine sandpaper and steel wool. Do you have any pictures?
  5. Vector 3 packing PIA symposium 2015
  6. Building planes! Makes it more comfortable and safer
  7. Yes off course you guys are correct. I just let the stupid inn me emerge sometimes
  8. I for one enjoy this thread. Would be sad to see it die. I think the thread worked well because other people could add content, but I guess that could be done on a blog also.
  9. I was picturing we all do it together in a plane I got a bunch of them orange vigil pull-ups. They seem sturdy, for pull ups at least. I think they will work great.
  10. Well the trick is to find the cause. Often there seems to be something small that digs into it over time.It could be a sharp end on the snapshacle keyring or it could be the velcro from the rsl lanyard. I've seen both. But it could equally be the examples previously mentioned from others. This is why a jumper should periodically inspect the rig. It is a shame when a rig is destroyed because of something sharp digging into something like the reserve risers over a period of time. I see it on rigs every season. Take this case I had not so long ago. Rig came in for a repack. Noticed fraying on riser loop. Owner says it has been like that for a long time, it was only just a superficial small amount of wear brought on by packing on rough surfaces. [inline 1.JPG] After disassembling the 3-ring it is apparent that the problem has gotten very much worse than what he thought. The stamp on the little ring has a sharp corner and has dug almost straight through the loop. [inline 2.JPG] Problem here was that the root cause was not found in the beginning and the loop was not periodically inspected for further degradation. Don't like to be the guy who writes large novels on here, but I also don't like to be the bearer of bad news when a rig needs repair at the start of a season. Never ignore fraying on such places, keep an eye on it and ask your rigger.
  11. Sounds like it would be best to tie em on while under canopy?
  12. Bumping. Gonna make a few sets of cross connectors for the homies and myself. I figured I'd use some of the old bridles I have lying around. X connectors aren't rocket surgery but I still like to fish for wisdom anyway.
  13. the racer one was wrong also.... Reserve into racer part 1 :
  14. This seems a bit unreasonable. I know of some people who have made linesets for pd canopies. I'll ask what they did. Hope its not just guess work.... Been thinking of trying to reline my old spectre, but I realize its going to be more complicated than I imagined. Please tell us how you got on and maybe the details also
  15. Oh.. I almost forgot. This one is mandatory
  16. Here are a few more that I know of. Packing a reserve into a javelin with Tom Parker Packing a reserve into a vector 3 Packing a reserve into a Racer (several parts, this is part 1) edited javelin link
  17. Found this through the jungle telegraph. Guy has some decent sewing videos. Figured some of you might be interested. Others, like me, might pick up some tips and techniques. This one is a basic patch I love to see rigging on video. So much more insight than a paper manual with limited pictures. The new javelin manual for instance, is porn for an obsessive detail picker like me
  18. My rigg is infact a javelin. For insight it is the j1kl container size, which I think means that it has a wider main container than the j1ks. The line/flap snag issue is a concern. Design needs to be simple, smooth and robust.
  19. Modifying the container seems a bit questionable. It's impractical because I need the volume for when i put in my large crw canopy. And also, I can only imagine the look on the DZ chieftans face when he discovers a piece of styrofoam camping pad handtacked inside my container The mod has to be done on the d-bag. I've seen stiffeners sewn to d-bags to aid a main spring PC deployment. I think a lair of styrofoam and a covering lair of fabric would suffice. I would do this only on one of the long sides, just like the stiffeners. thoughts?
  20. Is there a way to safely increase the pack volume of the canopy in d-bag in such a way, that it will fill out a slightly too large container. Are there maybe d-bags that are constructed extra bulky? Was thinking of maybe modyfing the one I have, but not sure what to do with it yet... any ideas?
  21. Anybody have the full manual handy? Picture is great, but the full manual would be better.
  22. Thanks for all the responses! I'm sorry for not responding sooner, I didn't notice it. We found us some equipmnet and a guy locally that will give some basic 1 to 1 training. I will definitely contact some of you guys later on!
  23. Just wondering. Do you just let the RSL shackle hang loose or do you stow it somewhere maybe?
  24. Some years ago now. I was last one out. Seatbelt was quite long. I was clear of the fuselage ,dangling. Cut myself free using a hook-knife.