8. Remove temporary locking pin and insert ripcord-locking pin into main closing loop. Remove pull-up
cord by routing pull-up cord underneath ripcord pin.
9. For main mounted AR2s, pull up and remove temporary locking pin and thread eye of power cable
over ripcord locking pin. Insert ripcord pin into main closing loop (detail A). Axis of ripcord pin will
follow the angled hole in the eye of the power cable (detail B). Center straight portion of ripcord pin in
closing loop and ensure that shoulder of pin remains outside of grommet. At the completion of stroke
simulator test, (if applicable) remove pull-up cord by routing underneath ripcord pin.
The following Ripcord Pull Tests are performed on all MC-4 systems
on a one-time-only basis.
10. Place parachute in test fixture or anthropometrical device (torso) simulating the 5-to-95 percentile
person or live subject. The device shall hold parachute securely in a position with the mouth of the
ripcord pocket facing down (along vertical axis).
11. Rotate pack tray so that open end of ripcord housing faces down with ripcord cable in a vertical