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    RSL material behind the ring

    The other issue is the RSL release not being accessible when you want it (water landings etc).
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    Downsizing for first rig

    It's a number, good for most people, and it shuts people up.
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    Color the line attachment points on the canopy

    It's still not a good idea to colour in your canopy. Just watch a packing video instead.
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    My little project

    Oh that. I have a copy on my dropbox and my friend has all the audio tapes too. If I knew how to share them I would. https://www.dropbox.com/s/d9x1sy0m426pdy8/Lone%20Star.pdf?dl=0
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    My little project

    A copy of what?
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    My little project

    Jumped it at Vectorfest [inline white_canopy.jpg] [inline white_canopy1.jpg] First impressions are that it is definitely an improvement on the orange canopy. The control range is still a touch shorter than I had hoped for, but the toggle turns are nice and smooth and the landing flare is beautiful. Lovely landing in nil winds. If I work out how to edit the video I will upload it and link it here.
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    ISO RW-6 rings

    Hi Andre. Are they actually making them yet? Last I heard they didn't have the tools. That was a while back though.
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    Cookie G4

    I think that might just be you.
  9. Cross bracing makes a canopy more efficient in both low and high speed flight. Reducing the upwards cell distortion with the diagonal braces. Pretty sure NZ made a crw canopy called the Matrix2. It was a crossbraced 5 cell.
  10. I think it has a lot to do with what we expect from a canopy. Does a student rig get the first time jumper safely to the ground? Good. Anything more is more expense for the DZ owner. It's a cost/benefit thing also as you said.
  11. That's the crux of it. Parachutes are so reliable that unless you're doing something out of the ordinary, having a third canopy can actually make you less safe, because it's more complexity and more procedures to get wrong.
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    My little project

    Just to let you all know I'm not dead. I went on the BR course in December, so I have until the end of this year to do all the work and prepare for the exam, so I'll be focusing on that primarily. But I haven't forgotten about jumping my most recent canopy. [inline 28216998_10215906276199504_1940731695_o.jpg]
  13. Objection! PDs and Optimums are the same size. They're measured in the same way. And no, PD has not misnamed their reserves, they are exactly the size they are labelled, when measured by PD's method.
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    My little project

    Can anybody suggest somewhere for me to go test jumping for a week or so in the spring? Budget is not massive so that kind of rules out USA unless I can get some very cheap flights. And also a DZ that is cool with this kind of stuff.
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    My little project

    Thought this thread could do with an update. In July I qualified for my BPA advanced packing certificate. Basic rigging is next. I've built an evolution of the not so successful orange 7 cell from 2 years back. It has a thinner foil and steeper trim. I'd like to use it to investigate deployments from paragliders and other slow aircraft. I don't have any pictures of it finished yet, but it looks alright.
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    Camera Jumps.

    If you're sat behind someone in a forced landing situation, while wearing a chestmount, you are kind of fucked though.
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    DIY canopy project

    Good luck. You might want to go bigger in your first jumpable prototype though. My friend made a small canopy for his first design, and he had to chop it: https://vimeo.com/64373524 Making a big canopy allows you to discover and remedy your mistakes quicker and more easily, and also increases the chances of being able to land it.
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    Isle of Wight active skydivers

    Do they not train students on the Isle of Wight?
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    Why am I signed into someone else's account?

    I logged out and then in again. This is my real profile.
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    Falcón línea trim diagram

    NCA I believe stands for Non-cascaded A line. I think those are the centre lines on a Falcon.
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    Scaling brake length adjustments

    C. Definitely C.
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    Restoring slider brass grommets

    Just my uninformed arsehole, but I think you can smooth out smaller grooves in a grommet with fine sand paper/polish. If the damage is bigger the grommets can be replaced. Luckily, brass grommets are fairly cheap. I think someone else was asking the same question here recently.
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    Stainless steel slider grommets

    They don't exist. What you're looking for I think are Rutgerson Super rings. They are cheap enough but the setting tool is very expensive.
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    Broken Riser to Double Malfunction

    Holy shit. This trick is apparently as old as gear itself. I've heard about it happening but never seen it. Just be thankful it wasn't your harness. Have you talked to Aerodyne yet?
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    Slider size, longer chord

    Interesting you should mention this. If you look at the trim charts for a PD 9-cell it has been revised with a larger slider chord. Some 20% bigger for the 210. I think it slows down the openings, quite a lot. I will come back to you with an exact figure. Have you read Gary Peek's study? http://www.pcprg.com/hardop.htm