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Safety note

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Date29.03.2011
SubjectParaglider Skywalk Cayenne 3 S DHV GS-01-1831-09, Skywalk Cayenne 3 M DHV GS-01-1832-09, Skywalk Cayenne 3 L DHV GS-01-1836-09, Skywalk Cayenne 3 XL DHV GS-01-1847-09, Skywalk Cayenne 3 XS DHV GS-01-1848-09, Skywalk Chili2 M DHV GS-01-1874-10, Skywalk Chili2 S DHV GS-01-1875-10, Skywalk Chili2 L DHV GS-01-1897-10, Skywalk Chili2 XS DHV GS-01-1898-10, Skywalk Chili2 XL DHV GS-01-1905-10, Join´t 2 DHV GS-01-1913-10
 

During routine quality controls Skywalk has determined that gliders with the serial numbers listed below may suffer from problems with glue penetration from the self-adhesive tapes used for strengthening when subject to hight temperatures.

Photo: self-adhesive strengthening tapes

Aufgeklebte Verstärkungsstreifen

Problems are due to faulty production of the self-adhesive tapes. In the worst-case, the top- and lower-surfaces of a canopy could stick together and influence flying characteristics of the glider.

Products effected include paragliders of type CHILI2, CAYENNE3 and JOINT2 with the serial numbers listed below. Skywalk issues together with the DHV, the following Safety Advisory:

Paragliders with serial numbers listed below must be inspected before the next flight. The inspection may only be conducted by Skywalk (for Germany, Austria and Switzerland) or one of its authorised dealers.

For this, Skywalf will contact owners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to organise transport and inspection.

Skywalk will pay for transport charges (both ways) and any necessary repairs.

The DHV recommends storing all paragliders in cool temperate places, and not to expose a paraglider to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight (for example in a vehicle) for prolonged periods, as this may cause materials to deteriorate.

Skywalk regrets the inconvenience to its customers and guarantees a minimum of delays for the inspection.

Serial numbers of effected gliders:

CHILI2
SGCH2MG-5209-51704
SGCH2LG-1410-52044
SGCH2LG-1410-52046
SGCH2SB-1610-52057
SGCH2LR-1610-52072
SGCH2MS-2110-52088
SGCH2MR-2110-52103
SGCH2MR-2110-52105
SGCH2MR-2110-52106
SGCH2LG-2110-52109
SGCH2LG-2110-52111
SGCH2MS-2510-52137
SGCH2MB-2610-52146
SGCH2LS-2710-52157

CAYENNE3
SGCA3MS-1510-52048
SGCA3SR-1610-52074
SGCA3SR-1610-52076
SGCA3XSD-2810-52159
SGCA3SD-2810-52162
SGCA3MD-2810-52164

JOINT2
SGJT2Y-3310-52120
SGJT2R-3310-52140

Manfred Kistler
Geschäftsführer skywalk GmbH&CoKG

Tel. 0 8641 694840
Fax. 0 8641 694811

 
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