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Wow, cool vid (further threadjack).....
By:  Paul (Moderators; 65052)
Posted on: 03-13-2019 10:43.
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No pilot chute in this one like I was looking for, but a bit of scale for how large the main chute is. 44' diameter on deployment iirc, 48 lines of tubular nylon supporting a so-called 'fist-ribbon' canopy. I probably packed 3,000-4,000 of these between 1990 and 1994, they weigh about 200lbs when complete (not counting the pilot chute), hardest, dirtiest work I have ever done.

Edited by Paul at 3/13/2019 10:45:11 AM


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