X-Rated7 – Safety note

Issued by WOODY VALLEY srl via Vienna 92; 38121 Trento ITALY
Safety Note Identification Number  01/2018
 Date of Issue  22/08/2018
 This safety note regards all X-Rated7 with the following serial number:  All serial numbers
 X-Rated7 homologation number:  EAPR-GZ-0541/16
 Requirement: Mandatory before flying
 Problem:  The long elastic loops gradually tend to overextend eventually compromising the rescue deployment.

Inspection:

Open the long magnetic edge that covers the closing elastics of the rescue chute container and remove the metal pin connected to the rescue handle.
Make sure the white elastics can untie and don’t get entangled with each other.

 

Both elastic loops may overextend, even if the rear one (the farther one from rescue handle location) is the most important one. Make sure the length of each elastic is does not exceed 8 cm.

Required action:

If the elastics are longer than 8 cm then they must be replaced with new ones. Remove the overextended elastics by wiggling your hand into the ratchet pulley area and between the fabric layers (as shown in the pictures) till you reach the elastic knots inserted in a white plastic bar. Pull them out and put the new ones in.

To have the new elastic loops, contact your local WOODY VALLEY dealer or WOODY VALLEY headquarters directly.
Close the rescue chute container following the procedure explained in the manual and finally make sure you can extract the rescue chute with ease.

https://www.woodyvalley.eu/download/manuals/en/X-R7_manual_ENG.pdf

While waiting for the new elastics, you can temporarily shorten your overextended ones as follows:
Undo the knot, bend the elastic in half, measure 12 cm and mark that point with a marker. Redo the knot at the mark and make it as tight as possible.

Put the elastic loops where they were originally, close the rescue chute container following the procedure explained in the manual and finally make sure you can extract the rescue chute with ease.
THESE CLOSING ELASTICS MUST BE REPLACED IDEALLY EVERY 6 MONTHS, OR COMPULSORILY EVERY 12 MONTHS WHEN YOU REFOLD YOUR RESCUE CHUTE, AS PERIODICALLY REQUIRED.