The FXC Military Model 12000, Part Number 811-00042-25, Automatic Parachute Ripcord Release is a precision mechanical device, designed for parachutists making premeditated parachute jumps.
The Release is adjustable “above sea level” from 2,000 to 25,000 feet and is completely mechanical and does not operate with batteries, or pyrotechnic components. Adjustment of the release altitude can be performed inside the aircraft based on changes to the mission profile
The Ripcord Releases function is to automatically withdraw the parachute ripcord pin in the event the parachutist reaches the unit’s preset release altitude, and for whatever reason, the rate of descent is exceeding 100 feet per second.
The Military Model 12000 can be used on both the main, and/or reserve of a tandem system, as well as a chest mounted reserve.
The Model 12000, Part Number 811-00042, design reflects an accumulation of over 20 years of research and development of personnel safety equipment. The Model 12000 is the most advanced mechanical Automatic Parachute Ripcord Release on the market. The Model 12000 is specifically designed as an emergency safety device for parachutists making premeditated parachute jumps.
The Model 12000 Automatic Parachute Ripcord Release is primarily used for training. The release altitude must be preset on the ground at the drop zone before each jump. The unit can be adjusted to activate from 1000 to 4000 feet above the field elevation. The activation rate of descent is 65-feet per second and the non-activation rate of descent is 40-feet per second or less.