Failure to detect areas of damage may result in malfunction of the
parachute and injury or loss of life to personnel.
Ripcord Test Requirements
The 14-pound and 27-pound record testing will be conducted at the following increments:
Every re-pack cycle
Soft loop replacement
The soft loop must be replaced at every re-pack regardless if this is an annually pack
cycle or accidental deployment.
Prepare Ejector Spring
1. Compress the ejector spring as follows:
Compress the ejector spring (figure 2, item 1) using the ejector spring compression rod (figure
2, item 2) and route the rod through the bottom locator tabs (figure 2, item 3).
Place the closing loops (figure 2, item 4) from the bottom of the ejector spring through the top
locator tabs (figure 2, item 5) inline with the bottom closing loops.
Place pull-up cords (figure 2, item 6) through each closing loop.
Insert temporary pin.
Figure 2. Prepare Ejector Spring.