MC-6 PERSONNEL PARACHUTE SYSTEM
RESERVE CANOPY RIPCORD PULL
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
Cuff (fabricated IAW WP 0113 00, Illustrated List
Lay out on packing table or other suitable area
of Manufactured Items)
Reserve Ripcord Grip Pull Test
The following ripcord grip pull test is performed upon initial receipt of an MC-6 System, a
new T-11R Assembly or a new T-11R ripcord handle. The T-11R will be completely
packed lAW WP 0016 00. The T-11R will be subjected to both a 14-pound minimum and
27-pound maximum ripcord pull test.
1. Use of a locally fabricated handle cuff is required. Fabricate a fabric cuff IAW with WP 0113 00,
Illustrated List of Manufactured Items.
To conduct the T-11R ripcord pull tests, the packed T-11R shall be face down on the top
of the packing cradle to allow the parachute to be deployed in a downward direction.
There must be sufficient clearance beneath the horizontally suspended T-11R to suspend
a weight from the ripcord handle and allow it to withdraw the ripcord pins from the soft
loops activating the parachute.
A suggested method to ensure sufficient clearance beneath the horizontally suspended
T-11R to conduct this test is to place two pack tables end to end with approximately 18-
inches between them. Place the packing cradle on top of the pack table centered over
The pull force exerted upon the handle must be uniformly distributed along the length of
the handle. The handle cuff may be fabricated by using lightweight cotton duck material
cut to 4 inches by 6 inches in size with two 1/2-inch holes spaced evenly so they will be
below the handle when the material is folded in half around the handle.
1. Insert temporary closing pins into the two pack closing loops so that the reserve does not deploy
when the handle is pulled.
2. Aggressively exercise the reserve handle by pulling it 5 times in each direction diagonally towards the
corners of the reserve pack tray. Reinsert the handle tuck tabs (top, bottom, two sides) after each