1-9 Location and Description of Major Components - Continued
Parachute Assembly - Continued
Container. Stows the main deployment bag prior to deployment. The
flaps of the container are held closed by the master tie cutter for 6
seconds after the system leaves the aircraft. A clear plastic pocket
(not shown on illustration) on the side of the container provides
storage for the log record box,)k (not shown on illustration), AGU
power switch, tab, and arming pins for the cutters.
Airborne Guidance Unit (AGU). (See Figure 1-3.)
Protector Skirt. Fits over the top of the AGU cradle. Protects the
parachute webbing from the AGU cradle sharp edges.
AGU. The AGU mechanically manipulates parachute steering
lines in response to RF signals received from the T/C. The AGU is
housed in a metal case mounted in the protective AGUL cradle. Two
flexible antennae extend from the bottom surface of AGU in flight.