It has been determined through improper use of the release pin of an SK1
winch tow release, that the pin was not correctly crimped to the wire
release cable, and due to this, became detached from the cable.
Additional tests on several other release pins of this type have indicated
that while the mechanical strength of the crimping bond may vary between
pins, it is sufficient for release purposes.
To eliminate the possibility of failure, the manufacturer Fly market GmbH &
Co. KG, Pröbstener Str. 15, D-87637 Eisenberg, Tel: 08364-98330, Fax:
08364-983333, Email: email@example.com together with the DHV has
issued the following safety statement:
The release pin constructions of all SK1 and SK2 winch tow releases
manufactured in 2005 must be checked to ensure adequate mechanical strenght
of the crimping bond before the next useage. Models manufactured prior to
2005 are not affected.
Checking may be performed by the owner, in accordance with the following
instructions, or the release pin may be sent to Fly Market GmbH for free
checking at their premises.
Checking instructions: the closure in the red release handle must be removed
and the yellow release cable should be pushed out.
A visual check of the
crimping bond should now be possible - if the crimp has been made
cylindrically then the sould not be any problems.
If however, a flat
crimping bond is present then this must be exchanged before further use.
Fly market GmbH & Co. KG
Pröbstener Str. 15
Tel: 08364-98330, Fax: 08364-983333