Parachute Inspection Arch.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C
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An inspection aid for use in the visual inspection, repair and repacking of parachutes including a pair of large opposed spaced side frame members of light tubular material having a shape approaching that of a cardioid. The frame members are parallel to each other and joined by a series of spaced transverse cross members which serve to maintain the shape and rigidity of the arch. In use, the parachute canopy is billowed open with a pedestal fan and the arch is carried into the open canopy and turned to the side. A person can then enter the open parachute and visually examine the canopy fabric and make required repairs after which the parachute is folded and reefed. The remaining gores are inspected and folded, the inspection arch is removed and the reefing is completed in the usual manner. Author
- Gliders and Parachutes
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods