Model 12000, Mechanical, Non-Pyrotechnic
The FXC Model 12000-25 Automatic Parachute Ripcord Release is a precision device, designed for parachutists making premeditated parachute jumps. The Release is
adjustable from 2,000 to 25,000 feet completely mechanical in action not relying on batteries, squibs or pyrotechnic devices. The Military Model 12000 is primarily
designed for HAHO/HALO missions.
The Release can be used on both the main, and/or reserve of a tandem system, as well as a chest mounted reserve.
The Model 12000’s function is to automatically withdraw the parachute ripcord pins in the event the parachutist reaches the point of the unit’s preset altitude, and
for whatever reason, the parachutist’s rate- of-descent is exceeding 100 feet per second. Under normal conditions the Model 12000-25 would not operate, due to the
parachutist having deployed his main chute, thus slowing his rate-of-descent below 70 feet per second.
The configuration allows adjustment of the activation altitudes to easily be accomplished in the aircraft by directly setting the indicator needle to the desired activation
altitude above sea level. The release will operate when the parachutist reaches the altitude setting and is falling faster than 100 feet per second.
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE & RATE SENSING
2,000 FT (609.6 M) TO 25,000 FT (7,620 M) ABOVE SEA LEVEL
Model 12000 Datasheet