27. Remove the ripcord from the ripcord grip pocket.
28. Attach a 27-pound weight to ripcord grip. Slowly remove your hand. The weight shall readily activate
the parachute by withdrawing the ripcord pins from locking loops.
It is not necessary to start the pack process over again if the same
initial packer is conducting the Ripcord Pull Tests. If a different
Parachute Rigger has taken over any of the tasks associated with
the Ripcord Pull Tests, then a complete re-pack of the reserve
parachute is required.
Re-closing the container after the ripcord pull test does not
constitute a repack toward the normal repack cycle (120-days).
Repack and replace the reserve closing loop at the specified repack
29. Reclose the container IAW the RECLOSE THE CONTAINER procedure detailed above. Reinsert the
ripcord pin(s) threading top pin through eye of power cable (detail A above).
STROKE SIMULATOR TEST (Reserve Mounted AR2)
Conduct a Stroke Simulator Test as follows:
The Stroke Simulator must be able to pull both reserve ripcord pins
positively and completely to ensure adequate travel of the AR2
power cable. Inadequate travel of the AR2 power cable may cause
the parachute to not deploy, resulting in serious injury or death of
The Stroke Simulator Test (power cable length of travel) will be
performed each time a power cable is installed on the
harness/container, each time the reserve parachute is packed, and
when the AR2 has actuated during a jump.