n. Attach and suspend a 40-pound weight from opposite corner of grip nearest the weld. Ensure
that total weight is suspended without impact. Hands or lifting device, as applicable, must be fully
removed from weight.
o. Using suitable illumination, visually inspect welded joint for cracks or breaks. If any cracks or
breaks are detected in the welded area, remove ripcord from service.
p. Remove weight from ripcord grip and remove grip from hook.
q. A ripcord that has been tested according to above and is considered serviceable will be marked
to indicate test accomplishment. Wrap two turns of ½-inch-wide yellow pressure sensitive tape
around the center of the grip tubing at a point near the weld. However, ensure the tape wrapping
does not cover the welding joint.
1. Perform layout as follows:
a. Lay out parachute on a clean dry surface with canopy positioned on its left side. Leading edge
(nose) will be on right when viewed from riser end. Stretch lines full length with a helper
positioned at riser end to check continuity and to hold lines taut.