Packing a PIDS-6 with triple IFC-120-S
One of our customers asked for a Peregrine IDS 6" dual CO2 system packed with 3 x IFC-120-S chutes. This page shows how we packed it!
First we have a video playlist that outliines the entire process.
Here is a pictorial that outlines all the steps.
The canister length needs to be extended for the initial pack. The loading sleeve temporairly adds about two inches to the canister length.
With three chutes in the same canister we need a way to organize the lines so they do not get tangled. The best way is to fold them directly into the canopy.
All three chutes are now ready to be loaded.
But first we stack the canopies on top of each other.
To protect the delicate canopy fabric the chutes are packed inside a split Nomex liner. This protects the fabric from abration. The liner is split down the side so it comes off easily.
The chute will be Z folded into the canister starting at the crown end. During this step to keep the chutes aligned until completely packed I have an assistant (my lovely wife Paula!) hold the chute skirts together during the folding process.
Now starting at the top the canopies are Z-folded into the canister pushing them down as we go.
At the end we keep the three canopies stacked together for the final push.
Compact the chutes in the liner as much as possible.
We now have the canopies loaded. The split liner tape is now removed and the liner pulled up.
Each of the Kevlar risers is quick-linked to the chute bridle. They are neartly placed side by side on top of the chutes. Then the other end of the risers is quick linked to a single Kevlar bridle. This bridle will be brought through the cap and provide the main chute connection outside the canister.
Gather together the fabric for the split liner up around the bridle. The main Kevlar bridle will be pulled through the center hole of the cap and the the cap can put into place.