Manuel - Les Choucas

Manuel - Les Choucas
Skywalk GmbH & Co. KG
Windeckstr. 4 | 83250 Marquartstein | +49 (0) 8641/69 48 40 | info@skywalk.info | www.skywalk.info
lightweight rescue chute – LTF NFL II 91/09 | EN 12491:2001
MANUAL/SERVICE 03/2017
Rev. 01 | 23.03.2017
SERIALNO.:
ENGLISH
EN
TABLE OF CONTENT
Indroduction 25
Description26
Technical Data
27
Materials 27
Releasing the Rescue System 27
Operating limits
28
Packing Manual 28
Compatibility Test
38
Connect the reserve chute to the harness
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Maintenance39
Care 39
Repair39
Construction 40
Proof of packing
41
INTRODUCTION
Welcome to skywalk!
Congratulations on the purchase of your new PEPPER CROSS LIGHT and thank you for
your trust in us and in our products. In this manual you will find packing instructions as
well as a lot of information about the correct use of the reserve chute.
At skywalk we are enthusiastic about wind sports and innovative technologies. When we
founded skywalk in 2001, our goal was to make paragliders and kites that offer new solutions to set new impulses, and to provide customers with a maximum of user friendliness.
Today we are one of the most successful paraglider manufacturers in the world. For this
we are thankful for our curiosity about everything that flies, sails and surfs, as well as our
interest in a variety of outdoor sports. It’s this “big picture” view that allows us to continuously set new accents in paragliding.
We are always open for questions, comments or critique and are happy to provide you at
any time with further information!
Your skywalk Team
pure passion for flying
Indroduction 25
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TECHNICAL DATA
DESCRIPTION
The skywalk PEPPER CROSS LIGHT is characterized by high reliability and strength, fast
opening time with low sink rate, high pendulum stability, low weight and small packing volume. Its symmetrical design reduces drift to a minimum, directional flight is not specified. The PEPPER CROSS LIGHT reserve chutes are cross-cap centerline reserve chutes
with retracted apex and divided panels. Optimized layout and differentiated air permeability due to special processing and material mix result in a reserve chute of the most modern design. Robust materials guarantee that the reserve chute stays in top-notch shape
for many years.
IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING
THE PURCHASER OF THIS PRODUCT ASSUMES SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR
ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH PARAGLIDING, INCLUDING INJURY AND DEATH. IMPROPER USE OR ABUSE SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES THIS RISK. THE
PURCHASER IS AWARE THAT A PREREQUISITE FOR PARAGLIDING IS A COMPLETED TRAINING COURSE AS WELL AS THE LICENSE REQUIRED FOR THE RESPECTIVE COUNTRY. ANY UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATION OF THIS RESERVE
CHUTE WILL RESULT IN THE INVALIDATION OF THE TYPE APPROVAL.
Size
90110135
Area (m²)
26,9
32,5
40,1
Number of panels
20
20
24
Line length (mm)
4100
4400
4900
Center line length (mm)
3930
4280
4500
Weight (g)
990
1140
1440
Sink Rate (m/s)
5,2 5,2
5,2
Maximum load (kg)
90
110
135
Nr. of EN-certificationEP 147.2016 EP 170.2017 EP 171.2017
Packing volume (l) 3,8
4,2
5,6
Total system height (mm) 5486 5911 6490 MATERIALS
Sail: NYLON 22D ripstop
Lines: LIROS DC201, Rettungsleine 1628/29
Webbing:
GÜTH & WOLF
Rubber bands:
Silicone
Main suspension riser: Liros D-PRO 5mm
RELEASING THE RESCUE SYSTEM
The PEPPER CROSS LIGHT is a reserve chute for paragliding and is only approved for this
purpose. Use the reserve chute only in an emergency! To deploy the reserve chute, follow
these steps:
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Pull the rescue handle firmly. The outer container opens up and the pilot is now holding the rescue system still packed in the inner container.
Throw the container into free airspace with a hefty swing. The more powerful the throw, the faster the lines of the reserve chute will extend and accelerate the opening process.
Immediately after the reserve chute opens, draw the paraglider in toward you to avoid the two canopies forming a V-position. This is best done via a B-line or C-line stall, by pulling down both brake lines until the glider stalls, or by pulling down one of the risers and/or
several middle lines.
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Before you land, assume an upright position, put your legs together, bend your knees slightly and prepare to do a parachute landing fall.
After landing in strong winds, pull the canopy toward you using the middle lines to keep the reserve chute from inflating again.
TIP: POORLY MAINTAINED RESERVE CHUTES MAY OPEN MORE SLOWLY. IF THIS IS
THE CASE, PULL FIRMLY AND SHARPLY ON THE LINES!
ATTENTION
THE RESCUE SYSTEM MUST ALWAYS BE THROWN ON THE SIDE WHERE THE CONNECTING LINES OF THE HARNESS ARE LOCATED.
OPERATING LIMITS
> The PEPPER CROSS LIGHT has been specially developed for use as a reserve chute for paragliding. Any use for other flying sports such as parachuting, base-jumping etc. is prohibited.
> According to EN 12491, the reserve chute may only be used up to maximum speeds of 32 m/s or 115 km/h..
> The reserve chute must be aired out and repacked every 6 months.
> After a deployment, the reserve chute must be inspected by the manufacturer or an authorized maintenance shop for rescue equipment.
> The reserve chute must be replaced after 10 years, even if it has never been used.
PREPARATION
> The reserve chute must be subjected to visual inspection and checked for damage to the canopy, the lines and the main riser.
> Before repacking, the reserve chute must be aired out, ideally for 12 hours in a cool, dry room.
> The packing area must be large enough, clean, level and dry.
Step 1 & 2
Use a piece of line to thread the
packing loops together. Don’t forget the four corner loops mounted
slightly further back on the panels.
Secure the packing loops for now
and pull on the main riser and the
attached loops until it is tight.
PACKING MANUAL
All skywalk PEPPER CROSS LIGHT paraglider reserve chutes are inspected and packed in
skywalk‘s manufacturing facility. It is recommended that the reserve chute be repacked
once again by a suitably qualified and experienced specialist before installation in the harness. The effectiveness of the reserve chute and its ability to save lifes depend on proper
packing. If in doubt, or if you have any questions, please contact your flight instructor or
skywalk dealer.
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Step 3
Step 5
The PEPPER CROSSLIGHT is a
cruciform rescue parachute with
four corner points, so lay out the
canopy with one corner at the
bottom, one on the left, one on
the right, and one on top. Start
with the first corner at the bottom and smooth the material by
running your hand along it on the
table.
Now lay out the next panels in a
rectangular fashion. They will be
slightly easier to lay.
Step 4
Step 6
Pull the base from one line attachment point to the next along the
seam to the side you are sorting
and smooth the crossed panel.
A line separator and a weight will
help secure the already sorted
lines.
Now comes the corner that points
to one of the sides. This is also to
be laid out in a crossed fashion, as
in the picture.
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Step 7
Step 9 & 10
Next, you will again encounter rectangular panels until you reach the
next corner, which is now the uppermost and last one on this side.
Make sure that you leave a channel through which you can see the
table underneath. We will come to
this later.
Now return to the canal and runs
your hands along the connecting
points of the middle lines until
they are free of the material.
The extra material simply can be
pushed up inside the canal as in
the picture. The reason for this is
to prevent the material from burning during a deployment.
Step 8
Now repeat steps 4 to 7 for the
second side.
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Step 11 & 12
Step 13
You are done with the sorting of
the panels, so now you can inspect
the middle lines towards the main
riser to see if the middle line are
free.
Now fold the reserve chute with a „double-S fold“
and place the reserve container with the line
pocket in the direction of the base/main riser.
Step 14
Now place the reserve chute like a snake in the
container, taking care to use the full length and
width.
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Step 15
Step 17
Now close the first three rescue
flaps and secure them with a small
line loop. This method will avoid burns from a deployment later
since the bundle of lines will be
released first and will not come in
contact with the material.
Now place the line bundles in the
designated line pocket inside the
reserve container.
Step 16
Step 18
Starting at the main riser, loop
the line bundles in the shape of a
figure-eight. Make sure to leave
approx. 40 cm free to the first figure-eight. This length is needed
for the final line loop.
Secure the fourth and final
rescue flap with the remaining
line length from step 16.
The Rescue system is now
packed !
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COMPATIBILITY TEST
The PEPPER CROSS LIGHT rescue system is appropriate for integrated reserve chute containers. The first time installation of the Reserve chute into the harness should be carried out
only by an expert, a so-called compatibility-testing authority. This requirement is necessary to make sure that no unsuitable harnesses with integrated outer containers are used in
combination with our reserve. Please contact your flight school or skywalk dealer to prepare
for the initial installation. There you can find in most cases a certified compatibility tester.
ATTENTION
AFTER EVERY REPACKING AND REINSTALLATION OF THE RESERVE CHUTE IN THE
OUTER CONTAINER, THE CORRECT OPENING OF THE OUTER CONTAINER MUST
BE CHECKED WITH THE PILOT SITTING IN FLIGHT POSITION, PULLING ON THE
RESCUE HANDLE AND ENSURING THAT THE OUTER CONTAINER OPENS SMOOTHLY, THE RESERVE CHUTE IS HANGING ON THE RESCUE HANDLE, AND IS PROPERLY CONNECTED TO THE HARNESS. THE PULLING FORCE OF THE RELEASE HANDLE
MUST BE BETWEEN 4 AND 8 DAN.
CONNECT THE RESEVE CHUTE TO THE HARNESS
The main riser of the reserve chute is connected to the V-lines of the harness by a suitable
steel screw shackle. It is important to ensure that the connection is centered, that is, the
two connecting lines leading to the shoulder straps are of the same length. If the harness
does not have an integrated attachment possibility for the reserve chute on the shoulder
straps, then the reserve chute connecting line can also be attached to both main carabiners.
CAUTION
THE LINK SHOULD HAVE A MINIMUM BREAKING LOAD OF 2400 DAN, AND THE
CONNECTING LINES SHOULD BE SECURED TO THE CONNECTING LINK WITH A
RUBBER RING, A NEOPRENE GUARD OR A FIXING TAPE TO PREVENT WEAR AND
SLIPPING.
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MAINTENANCE
The skywalk PEPPER CROSS LIGHT rescue should be repacked at least every 6 months, as
detailed in the packing instructions. We always recommend that this rescue parachute is
inspected and repacked by a trained professional repacker. Additional inspections should
be performed if there is any suspicion of damage or undue wear. Always seek professional
advice whenever in doubt. The materials used in the rescue have been carefully selected
for maximum durability. Nevertheless, maintaining your rescue following the guidelines below will extend its lifetime. It is recommended that a rescue is replaced after 10 years, even
if it has never been used.
CARE
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Avoid direct sunlight with the associated UV exposure, as well as heat and moisture.
Store your harness and rescue equipment in your rucksack when you are not using it.
Keep your paraglider equipment in a cool, dry place and not near solvents, greases, acids, oil and paints.
Always dry your reserve chute if it gets wet in a well-ventilated, shady place.
If the reserve chute comes in contact with salt water, rinse it several times with
fresh water.
A soiled reserve chute can be cleaned with lukewarm water. If necessary, mild neutral soap can be used, but do not rub the material too much.
If the material has stains or mold, it must be sent to the manufacturer for inspection and possible repairs, or to an approved maintenance facility for rescue equipment as the strength may be impaired.
If the reserve chute has to be stored for a long time, then it is best to store it open and loosely rolled up.
REPAIRS
Any repairs should only be carried out by the manufacturer or by an approved agent. This
will ensure that the correct materials and repair techniques are used.
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CONSTRUCTION
PROOF OF PACKING
PROOF OF PACKING
Pilot Name
Date:
/
/
Serial no.:
date of packing
by
signature
1 canopy
2 lines
3 corner openings
4 main riser
5 center line
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Proof of packing 41
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NOTES
42 Notes
NOTES
Notes 43
Skywalk GmbH & Co. KG
Windeckstr. 4 | 83250 Marquartstein | +49 (0) 8641/69 48 40 | info@skywalk.info | www.skywalk.info
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