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Love those Transalls. Had the privelage of a couple of flights in the SAAF birds. Most interesting was doing LAPES parachute tests at 15,000 ft :shock: . The tests involved letting a LAPES parachute out the loading ramp and measuring the strain on the cable to determine the pulling force. As engineers we had to check the quick release mechanism to let the parachutes separate from the aircraft once the strain had been recorded....obviously couldn't land with a parachute billowing out the back.


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Mistral wrote:
Love those Transalls. Had the privelage of a couple of flights in the SAAF birds. Most interesting was doing LAPES parachute tests at 15,000 ft :shock: . The tests involved letting a LAPES parachute out the loading ramp and measuring the strain on the cable to determine the pulling force. As engineers we had to check the quick release mechanism to let the parachutes separate from the aircraft once the strain had been recorded....obviously couldn't land with a parachute billowing out the back.

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