koppel

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  1. koppel

    Thunderbow manual needed

    pretty sure I can put you in touch with someone who has it yes. I have jumped his Thunderbow a couple of times. His malfunction rate at the start when he first got his was 50;50
  2. koppel

    AAD fires

    Airtec will also replace cutters that have been cracked or damaged where the wires enter the cutter body. They provide a reinforcing stick on protector along with the replacement cutter. This could account for a reasonable number of replacement cutters as well.
  3. koppel

    Proper way to seal reserve

    The BPA method has been my preferred method of sealing for many years now. It causes no extra pull force when pulling the ripcord unlike the common method found in Poynters etc BPA Reserve Sealing Method.pdf
  4. koppel

    [Icon I4] small main canopy ?

    always worthwhile going to the manufacturers website for clarity when considering the answers to such questions rather than just following a link on a gear store (good that they have something though) It would help the OP to check the model of their rig and to confirm against the info in the appropriate manual. Nexgen IX-I4 Reserve 330in3. min - 360in3. max Main 380in3. min - 415in3. max https://www.flyaerodyne.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/IconManual052017_online.pdf Pre - Nexgen I4 Reserve 333in3. min-346in3. max Main 368in3. min-393in3. max https://www.flyaerodyne.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Icon-Manual-Pre-neXgen.pdf I like my canopy... ...it lets me down.
  5. koppel

    Reserve pack intervals

    Not for tandems - Australia is 12 months for Certificate Class B holders and above only. Students, Novices (Certificate Class A), Tandems and pilot rigs are 6 month repack cycles. well - as we are getting particular here.... Its ‘up to’ 6 or 12 Months depending on your Certificate etc as stated. I find this an important point as it is at the discretion of the packer / rigger to choose. for example, if they have a client who is jumping onto the beach daily in a tropical sun then perhaps a shorter repack cycle is a sensible decision (b) Student, Novice, Tandem reserve and Pilot emergency parachute equipment as well as tandem passenger harness, may be certified as airworthy for a period of up to six months by the holder of at least a Packer A signing the parachute packing record as required by OR 12.5.1. (c) Certificate Class B holders and above reserve parachute equipment, may be certified as airworthy for a period of up to 12 months by the holder of at least a Packer A signing the parachute packing record as required by OR 12.5.1. In this case, the use of a checklist (APF Form P3 or Certifier’s modified version) is recommended. I like my canopy... ...it lets me down.
  6. If it comes in lighter than those beasts then I would say yes! Ogio takes up about a third or your luggage weight allowance when travelling I like my canopy... ...it lets me down.
  7. the damaged discs in my neck agree with you I like my canopy... ...it lets me down.
  8. koppel

    Shortening laterals

    Rigger Lee has described well the process. Ask them for a new BOC while you are getting the work done. As the BOC is incorporated under the back pad as well when it comes from the factory you will end up with a mint looking piece of kit that fits you properly. I like my canopy... ...it lets me down.
  9. koppel

    Vigil PSB-01-2018 Firmware Update

    clearly English is not your first language I like my canopy... ...it lets me down.
  10. koppel

    Communication with NZ Aero

    I find them to be highly responsive to emails, except when the person you are emailing is at an event and then without fail they have an auto-response set up. What email address are you using or are you going through the link a the bottom of the page? I like my canopy... ...it lets me down.
  11. koppel

    Plastic Canopy Storage Bags

    most department stores here in AU have something like this. I use them in the loft for long term storage of canopies as well https://www.bigw.com.au/product/space-bag-vacuum-seal-roll-up-6-bag-combo/p/8231557/ I like my canopy... ...it lets me down.
  12. koppel

    Cutting Table

    much smaller....., but i just got one of these and am loving it so far. Not sure if I am enjoying the use of it or the CAD more though. Finding lots of things to make with it in/for the loft https://www.febtop.com I like my canopy... ...it lets me down.
  13. koppel

    Bikini add on for Container?

    drop me some contact details and info about your rig mate we are in Brissie I like my canopy... ...it lets me down.
  14. koppel

    reserve closing loop reflex

    slightly different version of the Reflex document with the Tear Drop document for comparison I like my canopy... ...it lets me down.
  15. poor temp pin maintenance? I like my canopy... ...it lets me down.