On a Cult-3 S harness reserve deployment handle a shortened deployment rod has been determined. Checks of other Cult-3 XS – S – M sizes have shown all measurements to be within tolerance, however Skywalk have issued in agreement with the DHV the following Safety Advisory:
Skywalk recommends all owners of Cult-3 harnesses with serial numbers listed below to check the length of the plastic rod attached to the reserve deployment handle before next use. The check may be made by the owner, or by a flying school.
The reserve deployment handle for the Cult-3 harness has three seperate plastic rods used to secure the 4-leaf reserve container. Measuring the rod from the bottom of the handle to its end is the correct proceedure
Should the plastic rods be shorter than the lengths given in the pictures then there is a danger that the reserve may unwantedly self-deploy during flight. Defective deployment handles should be reported together with the harness serial number to Skywalk, who will then organise a replacement.
Deployment rod lengths can be measured with the reserve mounted in the harness (see following picture).
Should it be necessary to remove a rod for measuring, then the reserve must be correctly re-fitted to the harness before the next flight.
SHCU3GXS-5111-00309 to SHCU3GXS-5111-00318
SCCU3GS-3412-0906 to SCCU3GS-3412-0915
SHCU3GS-2212-876 to SHCU3GS-2212-880
SHCU3GS-1912-598 to SHCU3GS-1912-602
SHCU3GS-2212-816 to SHCU3GS-2212-825
SHCU3GS-5111-00319 to SHCU3GS-5111-00338
SHCU3GM-3412-876 to SHCU3GM-3412-905
SHCU3GM-2212-776 to SHCU3GM-2212-815
SHCU3GM-2112-666 to SHCU3GM-2112-680
SHCU3GM-1912-603 to SHCU3GM-1912-612
SHCU3GM-5111-00362 to SHCU3GM-5111-00378
SHCU3GM-5111-00339 to SHCU3GM-5111-00361
Manfred Kistler, 5.6.2014
Geschäftsführer Skywalk GmbH & Co KG
Skywalk GmbH & Co. KG
Tel: 08641 694840