The Automatic Parachute Ripcord Release, FXC Model 2400 is a precision device designed specifically for dual application use for in-flight emergency egress escape bail-out conditions and for pre-meditated parachute jump scenarios.
After arming, the function of the unit is to automatically withdraw the ripcord pins from the parachute pack from a high altitude descent when 14,000 feet above sea level is sensed and activates a two-second time delay. When armed, and below a sensed 14,000 feet altitude at egress, the two-second delay releases the parachute pack pins if the user has not already pulled the main ripcord handle.
The FXC Model 2400 is completely mechanical in action, not relying on batteries, squibs or pyrotechnic devices. The factory pre-set altitude setting establishes the altitude above which the unit will not activate. The time delay mechanism controls the actual retraction of the power cable, which will pull the parachute ripcord at or below preset altitude.
The unit has an ARM Indicator Window, when the unit is fully cocked a green mark will appear in the window. The unit also has a Leak Indicator Window to warn inspecting personnel of a leaking aneroid.
The unit becomes active when the Arming Cable Handle is pulled prior to aircraft egress. This action initiates the timer mechanism and enables retraction of the Power Cable when sensing the wearer is at, or below, the factory pre-set altitude.
The Model 2400 design is flexible to permit a range of factory pre-set time delays to meet the particular mission and emergency egress scenarios of our customers.