FXC Activation Test
Bulletin number: 
Friday, October 24, 1997
Affected containers: 

Rigs have been found to have AAD activation without extraction of the ripcord pin. Investigation found that affected rigs were packed with canopies at the upper limit of container volume such that the top reserve container flap (#1) is curved over the top of the tightly stuffed deployment bag. Activation of the AAD resulted in movement of the reserve ripcord housing and FXC power cable toward the pin. The movement effectively shortened the travel of the power cable and the movement of the pin. This bulletin recommends test activation of all FXC equipped Telesis reserves and checking of the distance from the end of the power cable to the edge of the grommet in the #1 top flap.

See the service bulletin file for more information.

Additonal files: