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  1. The opening of registration on July 1st is just around the corner! Just like last year, there are no background checks, finger print scans, or any other security hassles. Just register and come jump. There are a couple of key changes to be aware of. First, we switched to Eventzilla (from Eventbrite). This is the site where you can register and get a lot more information: Second, the reason we switched registration sites is so that we could make it mandatory to upload your photo for your jump pass. The single biggest headache of running Bridge Day is getting pics for the passes, and having to take and print photos, and then laminating passes at check-in because photos were not sent in. You cannot complete registration without uploading your pic, so make sure you have a pic, preferably of just you. Everyone has a phone with a camera, so take a quick selfie, upload, and you will be good to go. If you have any questions please respond to this thread and I will do my best to answer them quickly. Thanks, and see you at the bridge!
  2. I’m a senior rigger in Severna Park. I’d be happy to look your gear over and install a new AAD. I’d recommend sending your main in for a new line set as I don’t have a bar tack machine so the factory would do a better job than I would. PM me if interested. I can also highly recommend Will Linne, a master rigger in Falls Church. He may install line sets and can definitely do everything else.
  3. Hey, I live in MD. I'm an AFF instructor at Skydive Delmarva. Feel free to ask me anything.
  4. Hi Joey, We'd be happy to help you through your AFF at Skydive Delmarva. Go here for more information about it: If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Blue skies, Gregor
  5. Hi Tom, I'm an AFF and Tandem instructor at Delmarva. So is my roommate Pat who is also an instructor at iFly Baltimore. I won't be there this weekend but everyone down there is very friendly and I think you'll have a great time. Hopefully I'll see you there one of these weekends. Enjoy your jump(s) and blue skies! -Gregor PS: I like your kids' sense of humor
  7. Makes sense. Thank you. I guess it's just a matter of finding the right size washer. I'll put the pictures here in case it helps anyone else. [inline IMG_7213.JPG] Fully assembled [inline IMG_7215.JPG] Knob off. Washer in place. [inline IMG_7216.JPG] Knob and washer off. [inline IMG_7217.JPG] Washer front. [inline IMG_7218.JPG] Washer back. [inline FullSizeRender.jpg] Knob
  8. Thanks for the tip. I did tighten the locking knob as much as I could without the stop screw in place and the hand wheel still slipped without much resistance. Can you explain more about shimming the gap between the locking knob and hand wheel?
  9. Thanks for the tip. I'll go the other way and try some bigger needles. Anyone have a good source for 20u parts? I'm having trouble finding the handwheel and stop motion parts.
  10. Thank you both! I took the stop motion clamp screw off, cleaned it, cleaned the hand wheel and cleaned the three-eared wassher and put it all back together. I found a very helpful blog post with good pictures that explained how to put the 3 eared washer back in the right way: After all that, even with the stop motion clamp screw tightened the whole way my machine still slips without much resistance. I'll order some smaller needles (I was using 18/110 so I'll try 16/100). I think I'm also going to get a new hand wheel and stop motion parts because the whole mechanism seems to rely on friction and perhaps my parts are a bit worn.
  11. On the 20u there is a smaller wheel inside the hand wheel that you can use to disengage the needle. When the needle is disengaged the hand wheel spins freely. When the needle is engaged turning the hand wheel moves the needle up and down. However on my machine when the needle is engaged and I try to sew through something heavy the hand wheel moves but it can't push the needle through the material. It spins freely as if it were disengaged. The only way I can get the needle through the material is to push it down by hand. It seems like one of the parts of the mechanism to disengage the needle might be worn. Has anyone ever had this issue with a 20u or similar machine? Any thoughts on how to fix it? This happens even with a new needle and the material isn't overly thick. One example is trying to sew a BOC pouch on, so 2 layers of binding tape, a layer of cordura and a layer of spandex.
  12. We have changed the B license minimum to a 50 jump minimum.
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