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Well, where is best to mount my nice new mayday 20 reserve, front or side?

as i understand side is preferable as it helps counteract torque and you do not have to attatch each time you fly. also it wont break something on my body if it opens badly

Whereas...

Front is easy to find, more solid construction and easier to throw...

What do you guys think?

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Well, where is best to mount my nice new mayday 20 reserve, front or side?

as i understand side is preferable as it helps counteract torque

Not the best way to counter torque effect as the reserve weight remains constant but torque effect is a progressive force. Much better to be balanced and deal with torque through dynamic means. (swinging arms./floating J-bars/cross brace etc

and you do not have to attatch each time you fly.

Neither do you with a ventral mount, unless you are attaching one bridal each side~????? arrrggh. In which case........

also it wont break something on my body if it opens badly

......yes, expect it to hurt you. Otherwise mount it correctly, routing the bridals down one side, through velcroed deployment tubes (which no motor is yet fitted with??-come on manufacturers wake up) and up behind one shoulder to the mounting loops at the top of the harness.

Whereas...

Front is easy to find, more solid construction and easier to throw...

What do you guys think?

In front, in your lap to pat and pet. Right there in front of you so you can deploy it with your teeth if necessary and sew it back together as it deploys, heh heh.....and a nice deck to mount your instruments on, picolo, banjo, 'monica etc.

All the above is just my opinion of course. 8)8)8)

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Thanks Francis, I've learnt something (again!).

Also, front mounting makes it easier/more likely that I remove 'my precious' and store it in the house (warm and dry) with the wing.

Sadly, I'm unable to convince SWMBO that the motor should move from the damper garage and live in the house ;-)

Cheers

Paul

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Thanks Francis, I've learnt something (again!).]

...me too, thanks! Bout to stuff a large Conar in an Apco diaper, then into a SupAir front mount (Monica holder). No more side-mount tangles what dumps the reserve when I'm not looking, hard to get more than 10' AGL when the Metamorfosi opens up! If I follow the directions it can't be done but surely the pieces will go together - am I delerious? OK don't touch that.

Blue skies,

Marko D in Ka Na Da

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soon as I get my Macro back I will post pics of velcro engineering for bridle deployment.

The theory is to re-orient the pilot as the load comes on the bridle so when the 'chute is loaded, only then does the velcro release the bridle and thus pulls the pilot+motor round and below the bridles THEN they "let go".

How do you imagine yourself deploying your reserve? Sitting upright in your harness just like on the "Big Fat Repack" slide? If you are upright you are still flying!!!!!

Reserve deployment generally occurrs when you are rotating in three dimensions about several centres and are upside down and back to front by the time you have re-acted and thrown the bag. IT is fundamental to your survival of this "act of last resort" that your bridles deploy correctly and automatically. The chances of this happening when they are draped loosely around you are remote.

If you study hill flying harnesses where deployment is more frequent you will see considerable attention is paid to the velcro bridle release system, and the force required to pull them out is of the order of several kg. If you put the harness upside down and back to front in several positions and pull out the bridle you will see how they turn the harness as they deploy, being always pulled from above.

The velcro also contributes to reducing the shock loading of the reserve parachute.

Motor manufacturers, if you are reading this, here is your next marketing advantage!

I am available for "Con$ultancy" heh heh :roll::roll:

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