On a flexible tow release Pilots Right
Stuff from the manufacturer Aerosport International GmbH, Grafenstraße 26, 83098
Brannenburg, following was observed:
During a tow the main line broke near the
knot where the magnet is attached.
The lenght of the loop of the changeable,
red 1,8mm line, where the secure pin is put through (see arrow in drawing), was too big.In
this case it is possible to put the head of the secure pin through the loop which results
in a malfunction when trying to release under load.
Funktioning of the PILOTS RIGHT STUFF tow release
In agreement with the manufacturer
Aerosport International GmbH, Grafenstraße 26, 83098 Brannenburg, Tel: +49/8034/1034,
Fax: +49/8034/3384, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, the
DHV has decided, as a precaution, on the following safety measure:
- All tow releases must be checked before their next flight, by the manufacturer Aerosport
international GmbH. Faulty parts have to be replaced.
The airworthiness instruction comes into force when published in the
NFGH (paragliding and hanggliding news). The safety measures must be carried out before
the next flight with the equipment.