Deyan

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  1. A month ago I packed an AF 160 into Mirage G4 M3. Fitted just fine. PDR 160 is listed as "firm" in that rig. My guess is that AF 150 will fit into I3. And just a tip, whenever you buy a reserve and the packing volume is an issue, get a white one. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  2. Definitely better! "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  3. I don't know how common, but I've seen it happen twice. What I see lately (the last year) is that they've changed the stitch that holds the bungee inside the line. It was with a bartack in the past, now is 3 rows of 301 stitch. That does make difference on the life span of the shock cord! You are MR, check if you can do a "repair" on the ripcord according to your local rules. Wasn't much of a help I'm afraid, but it's all I can offer "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  4. Here you go! http://skydivewings.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Reserve_Boost_Routing-Newer_Wings.pdf As far as the changes go, the RPC creates more drag now. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  5. It's on the label sewn onto the front left reserve riser. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  6. Untreated lines are less prone for tension knots. At least that's the idea. And not all reserves have untreated lines. In fact, only PD is using them. In my 20 years of rigging, the only tension knot I've seen on a reserve, was on untreated lines. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  7. I posted the video earlier in this thread. It will get completely ignored. Only time video with knifes are used is when they show multiple fatalities, cause then it supports their need for guns. Sorry for the repost. I just saw it, but your link doesn't work. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  8. Here is one good example how [sarcasm]gun control doesn't stop mass shootings[/sarcasm] https://dutchreview.com/news/us/crazy-guy-attacks-school-no-one-gets-hurt-isnt-us/ Mentally disturbed 44 years old entered a school in The Netherlands and killed 19 kids. Except, it didn't happen because the guy had no access to guns. All he had was 2 kitchen knifes.....and nobody got hurt! See, gun control doesn't work! "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  9. Still some cross bracing in it... "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  10. Let's say cross braced canopies don't exist. Which canopy you will take on your next CP competition and why? Im interested to see if we gonna end up with a list of 10-15 canopies, or more like 3-4. Cheers "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  11. Some sizes are TSO'd to C23c cat B and some to C23d. Basically the reserve you buy now is the same proven design that's been there for years. They haven't changed the design. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  12. I should've said European Certified either FAA TSO or EASA JTSO! Better now? "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  13. On all European tandems the drogue collapses prior pulling the Dbag out. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  14. Which manufacturer is that? "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  15. I will charge 10 € only if they are airworthy. In my experience, if the risers are so old that they don't have the hard inserts, they are probably long gone. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  16. The last few canopies I've installed, the toggle loops were set and bartacked by the manufacturer... just saying "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  17. Until recently the battery was field replaceable. But within the last year regulations for shipping lithium ion batteries of the type they use have changed and they are no longer legal to ship by air in the USA. At that time they decided that the best course of action was to have them changed in DeLand. I'm not sure how they handle it in Europe. What I think it's happening is that they found out it can't last 20 years without maintenance, and they are using the battery shipment excuse to have it at least once back for a check. After all, maintenance free was their sale pitch for so many years. And this is exactly the same reason why they have the Vigil 1 exchange program. For just a bit more money than the battery replace, you get a brand new Vigil Cuatro. I could be totally off, but if it looks like a duck... "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  18. Fixed it for you! What the guys at Vigil said 14 years ago was that's it's supposed to last 20 years. We haven't had one go that far yet, but the batteries are no longer field replaceable. So liked or not, people having Vigils will be shipping them back ... "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  19. There was something indeed. However on the latest rig from them, on the label was written only the UK certificate. The abbreviation FAA wasn't written anywhere! "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  20. EASA doesn't regulate the manufacturing of sport parachutes since 2006. I don't care what the manufacturer claims. They do not have an FAA or EASA TSO. Based on the EU law, if it's approved in one of the EU countries, the rest should allowed it too. That's the loophole they are using. Funny times ahead with the Brexit. It can happen that since TS only have the UK approval, some EU countries might ban their products once UK leave the union.... ETA: EASA outsourced the control of certifying skydiving gear for sport use to the local authorities for each country . Only the PEPs are left under EASA's scope! So if Austro Control certified SIFE, that doesn't mean they hold an EASA TSO c23f. ETA 2: To the OP, sorry for changing the subject. My advice has always been, talk to your rigger. He/she is the person that will have to deal with that gear/manufacturer. And don't forget the resale value, because the reality is, you will be selling that rig at some point. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  21. ^^ This ^^ "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  22. Not the same. All they have is a lockal approval from Austo Control. I will say that one more time.... SIFE does not have an FAA or EASA TSO "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  23. That's not true. There are at least 2 manufacturers that have a pin-based MARD with Collins lanyards. Sife and SWS. Maybe what he meant to say is :" Non of the other MARDs on TSO certified rigs..." Maybe. But I think he would be wrong anyway, Sife is TSO certified: https://www.austrocontrol.at/jart/prj3/austro_control/data/dokumente/TD_AOT_ACE_300_2017-04-19_1304378.pdf http://www.sife.at/tests SWS has been tested according to TSO-C23d, but can't be certified due to the lack of a FAA partner in Ukraine. Non of them is TSO certified. The situation with SIFE is the same like with SWS. Tested according to TSO bla-bla is not certified or approved under TSO. Nice way to trick somebody to think a specific product is TSOd. So yes, his statement would've been correct! "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  24. That's not true. There are at least 2 manufacturers that have a pin-based MARD with Collins lanyards. Sife and SWS. Maybe what he meant to say is :" Non of the other MARDs on TSO certified rigs..." "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  25. Every harness has 4 important measurements in order to fit correctly. Those are yoke, main lift webbing, laterals, legstraps. I think Aerodyne has them lined up exactly like this. "A" is the smallest they have and "G" is the largest. I think the difference between sizes is 1 inch . I hope any of this makes sense , and as always, the manufacturer will be the best source for that kind of info. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen