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Old 12-20-2007, 08:06 PM   #6401
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Lol, I call uncle... I don't know what else you're looking for.
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:29 PM   #6402
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It's an AAD (automatic activation device). It activates your reserve if you get above xxxx mph in your rate of descent when you get to a certain altitude. The metal "sensor" thing is actually the cutter. The cutter cuts away your main.

Howstuffworks "Automatic Activation Device"
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:45 PM   #6403
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Yes. It is a Cypres AAD. It releases your reserve parachute by cutting the closing loop that is keeping things closed. It senses altitude and rate of descent and of course, saves lives (hence its "medical" purpose ) It "knows" when you are going too fast to be under a good parachute, if any.

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Old 12-20-2007, 08:48 PM   #6404
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Hmmm, upon further reading it does NOT cut away the main , but close enough. This one has gone on long enough
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:30 PM   #6405
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How about something a little more organic this time... these bits and pieces of contraptions and gadgets are not my thing.
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:10 PM   #6406
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Uncle Bob is up. He guessed it. I just named it.
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:19 PM   #6407
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.......And I Yield to the Lady from Georgia, who really nailed it down!

Miss Jeninga75 you are up!!

Take it away!!
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:44 AM   #6408
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Lets somebody get a pic up. I need to activate my brain this morning
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:32 AM   #6409
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ok here`s a Temp pic for you, but as Soon as Jeninga75 arrives, it`s Over.

here ya go:
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:06 AM   #6410
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That looks like a bad photo of the eyepiece of a NOD.

Or possilby a picture of a glass of Mountain Dew, photographed in the dark illuminated by a small flashlight.
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