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.
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
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
prmarily 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
Allows adjustment of the activation altitudes to easily be
accomplished in the aircraft.