8. Detach stroke simulator from power cable.
It is not necessary to start the pack process over again if the same
initial packer is conducting the Stroke Simulator Test. If a different
Parachute Rigger has taken over any of the tasks associated with
the Stroke Simulator Test, then a complete re-pack of the main
parachute is required.
Re-closing the container after the stroke simulator test does not
constitute a repack toward the normal repack cycle (120 days).
9. Reclose the container IAW the CLOSING CONTAINER procedures detailed above. Reinsert the
ripcord pin-threading pin through eye of power cable.
Conduct a Ripcord Pin Test for the MC-4 with a Main Mounted FF-2 as follows:
The FF-2 must be able to pull the main ripcord pin positively and
completely to ensure adequate travel of the FF-2 power cable.
Inadequate travel of the FF-2 power cable may cause the parachute
to not deploy, resulting in serious injury or death of the parachutist.
The FF-2 Test (power cable length of travel) will be performed each
time the main parachute is initially placed in service and whenever
the main closing loop has been replaced. It is recommended that a
shop FF-2 be utilized to withdraw the ripcord pins thus eliminating
the over use of existing FF-2s.
1. Test routing and installation of the FF-2 in the parachute harness/container while the
harness/container is being worn in the normal fashion.