Service Bulletin #20011025 – Crossfire

Service Bulletin – #20011025

  • Date of Notice: October 25, 2001
  • Effective: Immediately
  • Applicability: Serial Numbers Attached
  • Requirement: Line-trim adjustment
  • Compliance: Mandatory
  • Compliance Date: November 30, 2001
  • Note: This Service Bulletin supersedes Safety Bulletins #20010914 & #20011004.

Background

Safety bulletin #20010914 was released on 14 September 2001 following the identification of some Crossfires that experienced buffeting and/or instability while using front riser control inputs. Users were advised to refrain from performing front riser control inputs below 1000ft AGL.

Safety Bulletin #20011004 was released on October 04 expanding on our knowledge of the situation resulting from testing to that date. Additionally a further warning was issued to Crossfire users requesting that those users with limited experience, who may not possess the necessary knowledge to determine whether or not their canopy may be affected, should refrain from using their canopy pending the conclusion of our testing.

Resulting from subsequent testing we have been able to stabilize all affected Crossfires by performing a minor line-trim modification to the canopy. Further action may be taken at a later date however we feel it prudent to act quickly and decisively to stabilize any canopies which may be affected and to allow Crossfire users to return to flying their canopy without flight restrictions.

Required Action

(Annex 1) Canopies with serial numbers attached as annex 1 require line trim modification specification #CF0110. This modification must be performed before 30 November 2001.

Upon completion of the line trim modification the canopy warning label must be placarded by the rigger who performed the modification by using a permanent marker & writing on the warning label as follows:

COMPLIES WITH SERVICE BULLETIN #20011025; MM/DD/YY; NAME; SIGNATURE; RIGGER CERTIFICATE NUMBER.

Note: Canopies remain subject to the flight restrictions as stated in bulletin #20010914 and #20011004 until such time as this modification is performed. Upon completion of the modification these canopies are no longer subject to any flight restrictions. It is recommended that these modifications are performed immediately. Canopies not modified before 30 November 2001 will be considered grounded at that stage.

Canopies with serial numbers not listed on Annex 1 or Annex 2 are not subject to this bulletin.

(Annex 2) Canopies with serial numbers attached as annex 2 require modification to trim specification #CF0102 before 30 November 2001. Note: Canopies in annex 2 that have been re-lined or re-trimmed since 01 February 2001 will have been fitted with trim specification #CF0102 at that time and will not require any further trim modification. Contact Icarus Canopies for details and to confirm whether your canopy requires this trim update. Note: It is not necessary to Placard these canopies.

Performing the Trim Modification

Icarus Canopies will perform the trim modification at no charge should you wish to return your canopy to our facility. Please contact Icarus prior to sending your canopy to attain a reference number. We will also advise an estimated time frame and investigate options to minimize any disruption to your jumping.

Should you wish to expedite this process, local master riggers are able to perform this trim change. Riggers can contact Icarus Canopies to request the necessary instructions and specifications to perform this modification. Additionally, should you not know of a rigger able to perform this modification and wish to have it performed locally, attached is a list of rigging lofts able to perform this modification with bartac equipment comparable to factory specifications. The trim change should take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and should be no more than the cost of a reserve re-pack.

Replacing Spectra Line with Vectran

Due to the superior trim qualities of Vectran, Crossfires with Spectra line require a line-set replacement to Vectran before 30 November 2001. Contact Icarus Canopies for details.

Annex One

Canopies requiring re-trim specification #CF0110

8132 8138 8139 8148 8160 8178
8186 8244 8251 8259 8432 8433
8434 8435 8436 8438 92912345 94112350
94812367 96612340 96612790 96612801 96612802 96612803
96612804 96612805 96612806 96612807 96612808 96612809
96612810 96612811 96612812 96612813 96612814 96612815
96612816 96612817 96612818 96612819 96612820 96612821
96612822 96612823 96612835 96612836 96612848 96612851
96612852 96612854 96612855 96612859 96612860 96612861
96612862 96612865 96612866 96612871 96612872 96612873
96612874 96612875 96612876 96612877 96612878 96612879
96612880 96612881 96612882 96612883 96612896 96612897
96612898 96612899 96612900 96612904 96612905 96612908
96612909 96612910 96612911 96612912 96612914 96612919
96612924 96612926 96612927 96612928 96612929 96612931
96612932 96612933 96612937 96612938 96612939 96612941
96612943 96612944 96612945 96612946 96612947 96612948
96612949 96612950 96612951 96612952 96612953 96612954
96612955 96612960 96612961 96612965 96612966 96612967
96612968 96612969 96612970 96612971 96612972 96612973
96612974 96612975 96612976 96612977 96612978 96612979
96612980 96612981 96612982 96612983 96612994 96612995
96612997 96612998 96613008 96613012 96613013 96613014
96613015 96613016 96613019 96613020 96613028 96613031
96613032 96613033 96613034 96613042 96613043 96613044
96613045 96613046 96613047 96613048 96613049 96613050
96613051 96613054 96613068 96613085 96613087 96613088
96613089 96613091 96613092 96613093 96613094 96613095
96613096 96613097 96613098 96613099 96613100 96613101
96613102 96613103 96613104 96613105 96613106 96613107
96613110 96613111 96613112 96613113 96613114 96613116
96613118 96613123 96613124 96613125 96613126 96613127
96613128 96613129 96613130 96613131 96613132 96613136
96613137 96613138 96613139 96613140 96613141 96613142
96613143 96613144 96613145 96613146 96613147 96613148
96613149 96613150 96613151 96613152 96613153 96613154
96613155 96613156 96613157 96613158 96613159 96613165
96613166 96613167 96613168 96613169 96613170 96613171
96613176 96613177 96613178 96613183 96613184 96613185
96613186 96613187 96613188 96613189 96613194 96613195
96613196 96613197 96613198 96613199 96613200 96613201
96613202 96613203 96613204 96613205 96613206 96613215
96613221 96613222 96613223 96613224 96613225 96613226
96613227 96613228 96613229 96613230 96613231 96613232
96613233 96613234 96613235 96613236 96613238 96613239
96613243 96613244 96613245 96613247 96613248 96613249
96613250 96613251 96613252 96613253 96613255 96613257
96613258 96613259 96613260 96613261 96613263 96613264
96613265 96613267 96613269 96613270 96613271 96613272
96613273 96613275 96613276 96613277 96613278 96613280
96613282 96613283 96613284 96613285 96613286 96613306
96613317 96613318 96613319 96613321 96613322 96613323
96613324 96613325 96613326 96613327 96613328 96613329
96613330 96613331 96613332 96613333 96613334 96613335
96613337 96613345 96613346 96613347 96712347 96712357
96712364 96812349 96812356 96912348 96912355 96912358
96912360 96912362 96912363 96912365 96912367 96912368

 

Annex Two

Canopies requiring re-trim specification #CF0102

50112559 50112562 50112574 50112580 50112586 50112601
50112607 50112613 50112619 50112622 50112646 50112667
50112676 50112679 50112685 50112694 50112703 50112718
50112727 50212560 50212572 50212575 50212617 50212623
50212659 50212674 50212677 50212689 50212701 50212707
50212722 50312561 50312570 50312576 50312579 50312600
50312615 50312618 50312621 50312624 50312630 50312648
50312654 50312657 50312666 50312675 50312684 50312705
50312717 50312729 96112739 96112742 96112745 96112748
96112751 96112754 96112763 96112766 96112769 96112781
96112784 96112787 96112793 96112796 96112799 96212737
96212740 96212743 96212746 96212749 96212752 96212755
96212770 96212776 96212785 96212791 96212794 96212797
96212800 96212803 96212806 96212809 96312732 96312738
96312741 96312747 96312750 96312753 96312756 96312759
96312762 96312765 96312768 96312777 96312786 96312789

 

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