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Tuesday 7 May 2013

We have recently discovered a potential random manufacturing default in our Kuik II models, it is nothing serious but it is necessary for you to inspect your harness to ensure that everything is in order.

The problem observed is the following:
The lower part of the shoulder strap of the harness is connected to a metal buckle located at the “thighs - back” junction behind a small piece of protective neoprene. This buckle is used to connect two sewn straps.

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There is no major security problem since this strap has a multitude of connections within the harness and even in the case of rupture of this seam there is no risk of the pilot falling out of the harness or of the strap breaking upon the deployment of the emergency parachute.

However, a visual inspection of the seams on both sides of the buckle must be made in order to potentially detect the following situation :

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  • There are 4 seams, but they fray easily and the thread can easily be removed with your fingers.

Here is what normal seams without this default should look like:

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In the event that your harness has this configuration, we invite you to contact us so that we can advise you on the steps to take in order to rectifie this.

We thank you for your attention concerning this important issue and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause you.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts or questions.

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