With a release that is adjustable between sea level and 25,000 feet, the FXC 12000-25 Military Parachute Ripcord Release is completely mechanical in action without relying on batteries, squibs or pyrotechnic devices.
Operation: The Release can be used on the main and/or reserve parachute, as well as a chest mounted reserve. The release function automatically withdraws the parachute ripcord pin in the event the parachutist reaches the point of the unit's preset altitude, and for whatever reason, his rate of descent is exceeding 100 feet per second.
- Type: Mechanical
- Control: Barometic Pressure
- Actuating Altitude: 2000 to 25,000 feet above sea level
- Power Cable Retraction: 2.00 inches
- Retraction Force: 80 pounds +/- 10% at release point. 30 pounds +/- 10% at 2 inch stroke
- L 6.00" x W 3.18" x H 1.36"
- Weight: 32 oz.
Differences in Models:
- Adjustable above ground level.
- The standard Model FXC 12000 is primarily used for training.
- The release altitude must be preset on the ground before each jump.
- Unit can be adjusted to activate from 1,000 to 4,000 feet.
- The activation rate of descent is 65 feet per second and the nonactivation rate of descent is 40 feet per second or less.
- Adjustable above sea level.
- The military model FXC 12000-25, P/N 811-00042-25, has primarily been designed for HAHO/HALO missions.
- Activation altitudes are calibrated to activate from 2,000 to 25,000 feet above sea level.
- The activation rate of descent is 100 feet per second or less.
- Allows adjustment of the activation altitudes to easily be accomplished in the aircraft.