On several tow releases type freeX Control
manufactured from 09/2000 with red coloured frexX-logo, the stitching of the strap holding
the smaller ring, came apart. This causes an one-sided pull on the tow release and
therefore an asymmetric turning of the glider out of the tow direction. Tow releases with
green or orange freeX-Logo are not affected.
In agreement with the manufacturer freeX
Air Sports GmbH the DHV has decided on the following precautionary safety measure:
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.
The check is carried out by the
manufacturer freeX Air Sports GmbH, Harmating 2, D-82544 Egling, Tel: 0049-8176-93020,
Fax: 0049-8176-930244, Internet: http://www.freex.com/,
email: email@example.com, free of charge.