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For Swooping and Advanced Canopy Piloting

The Speed CYPRES has the highest activation speed of any CYPRES model; 102mph (46mps) at a default altitude of 750 ft (225m) AGL. Unlike the other models, the Speed CYPRES ceases operation below 330 ft (100m) AGL.

The Speed CYPRES is designed specifically to allow for extreme canopy piloting. The high actviation speed plus the feature that ceases operation below 330 ft are tailored for this discipline.

The Speed CYPRES is designed to activate reliably in all “regular” freefall situations (without special equipment or pilot chute) when no canopy or drogue is out. For some activities the Speed CYPRES may not be suitable!!

Already the Expert CYPRES may not activate during a wingsuit jump because the vertical speed can be too low; there is even less of a chance that the Speed CYPRES will activate. The Speed CYPRES will activate under an open main if the vertical speed is pushed at or above 102mph (46mps), near or below the activation altitude. In case you exceed this vertical speed, then the Speed CYPRES should be switched off. Although the original 78mph (35mps) speed needed to activate the Expert CYPRES had not been achieved under a fully inflated canopy for decades, today there are an increasing number of canopy pilots that can reach these speeds on every jump.

The number of fatalities involving fully open parachutes show that these actions enhance the risk of skydiving dramatically. Please take all of this into consideration before making your choice.

Cable length of control unit: approx. 650 mm
Volume: approx. 139 cm³
Weight: approx. 198 grams
Activation altitude: approx. 750 – 330 feet (approx. 225 – 100 meter)
Activation speed: approx. >102 mph (46 m/s)
Length, width, height of the processing unit: approx. 85 x 43 x 32 mm
Length, width, height of the control unit: approx. 65 x 18 x 6.5 mm
Length, diameter of the release unit: approx. 43 x 8 mm
Cable length of the release unit (including release unit): approx. 500 mm
Storage temperature: +71° to -25° Celsius
Storage pressure: 200 to 1094 hPa ( 5.906 to 32.306 In.Hg)
Working temperature: +63° to -20° Celsius*
Maximum allowable humidity: up to 99.9 % rel. humidity
Waterproof: up to 24 hours down to a depth of 8 feet (2.5 meters)
Dropzone offset adjustment limits: ±3000 feet or ±1000 m
Operating range below / above sea level: -2140 feet to +26,000 feet (-650 m to +8000 m)
Functioning period: 14 hours from switch-on
Power supply: service life warranty**

For units with DOM 12/15 and earlier the maintenance is mandatory to be performed 4 and 8 years after the original DOM.
Service Life is 12.5 years.***

For units made in 2016 the maintenance can be performed on a voluntary basis 4 and 8 years after original DOM. Service Life is 12.5 years.***

For units with DOM 01/17 and later the maintenance can be performed on a voluntary basis 5 and 10 years after the original DOM. Service Life is 15.5 years.***

Warranty Period: see Airtec warranty policy
Service life: DOM prior 01.01.2017: 12.5 years from date of manufacture
DOM later 01.01.2017: 15.5 years from date of manufacture

*These temperature limits do not mean the outside (ambient) temperatures but rather temperatures inside the processing unit. Therefore, these limits won‘t have any meaning until the processing unit itself has reached the temperatures in question. In actual fact, these limits will rarely be reached due to the location of the CYPRES in the reserve container, and the insulating properties of the processing unit pouch and parachute canopies.

** If maintenances have been performed within the scheduled time frames.

*** According to the present knowledge base.


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