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Warning Paraglider harness, Tow release

SubjectParaglider harness, Tow release
Problems when using an SK2 Winch tow release with Quick.out carabiners A pilot has noted that the steel rings on an SK2 Winch tow release make contact with the casing of a Quick-Out carabiner and may interfere with its operation.

Due to this, the DHV winch towing buro reminds all pilots of the information in the Finsterwalder & Charly Winch tow release handbook of 09/08: before use a fuctionality check must be made by the pilot. “A successful release can only be guaranteed when all parts of the Quick-Out carabiner hang freely and nothing hinders the insert from opening.

“ Should steel components of a winch tow release interfere with the operation of a Quick-Out carabiner then this winch tow release may not be used in this combination. This is valid for all types of winch tow releases. The DHV winch tow buro reminds all pilots to check for compatibility problems when choosing equipment or components and react accordingly if necessary.

Gmund, 4.12.2013
DHV-Winch tow buro
Horst Barthelmes