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« on: June 03, 2009, 06:17 AM »

I have my Fearless for around 2 months now. It seems that during this period of flying and noseplanting the Fearless. The center T and the bridle line attachment had shift its position.

Can someone send me a close-up foto of the Fearless STD center T/bridle line attachment ? I need it as a guide to do the reposition of the related items.

I already have an idea of where the center T since I discovered there was a slight wrinkle on the tape. I would guess the center T shifted toward the nose for 2mm. I'm not sure regarding the position of the bridle attachment point.

Immediately after the center T, there is a long spacer and then the bridle line attachment, then a short spacer. Is there any space between the center T and the long spacer(before the bridle line attachment) ? If yes, what is the measurement in mm ?


My SD SUL is like this: Tape, center T, long spacer(no space between the center T and spacer) and bridle line attachment then short spacer. I wonder if they share the same arrangement.

Thanks.....

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 07:28 AM »

http://www.skysportdesign.com/images/product/fearless/Fearless1.jpg
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 11:01 AM »

I checked that image already. There is a difference regarding the location of the center T in Lam's foto and my Fearless's center T.

From the wrinkle on the tape in my Fearless, I can tell that the center T shifted toward the nose for approv. 1.5 to 2mm. The center T in Lam's foto is located lower in the spine them mine.

In my Fearless STD the top edge of the spacer(below the tape wrapping) is touching the upper opening.

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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009, 11:44 AM »

The first trick to learn is to "throw your arms forward when in a panic".  I am surprised that it moved - you must have hit it pretty hard.

One of the things I like best about the FL is that nothing moves on it - everything stays nicely in place.  The way that the leading edge connectors are done is so clean, not to mention the leech line and the way the bottom of the spine is done. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2009, 05:51 AM »

I look closely to the Fearless spine and discover there are wear marks in it. Now I can position the center T, spacer and the bridle line attachment accordingly.

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