D-Six Chuter Pilot Operator Handbook and Training Supplement (Printed)

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The official Six Chuter Pilot Operator Handbook and Training Supplement, updated for 2013

Specific to Six Chuter models, but relevant to all powered parachutes

Full Table of Contents:

Six Chuter Inc. Operator and Training Manual (Index)

I. General

Owner Responsibility/Scope.............................................................................................................. 7

Terminology and Abbreviations......................................................................................................... 7             

Aircraft Description and Approved Equipment................................................................................. 12

Legal Limitations.................................................................................................................................. 13

         Sport Pilot.................................................................................................................................... 14

II. Limitations

Operating and Performance Limitations............................................................................................ 17

III. Emergency Operations

Instrumentation.................................................................................................................................... 20

Electrical Emergencies........................................................................................................................ 20

Fire........................................................................................................................................................ 20

Engine Emergencies........................................................................................................................... 21

Ground Roll Over................................................................................................................................ 21

Wing Stall............................................................................................................................................. 22

IV.            Normal Procedures

Preparing the Aircraft and Engine for Operation.............................................................................. 23

Engine and Propeller Preparation ............................................................................................ 23-24

Engine Break In Checklist .......................................................................................................... 25

Rigging the Canopy.................................................................................................................... 26-30

Preparing for Flight

Preflight Check............................................................................................................................. 31

Starting Checklist......................................................................................................................... 35

Warm-up Checklist...................................................................................................................... 36

Supplemental Checklist for Paragon 912.................................................................................. 37

Ground Taxi................................................................................................................................. 38

Canopy Pre-Flight and Layout................................................................................................... 39

Pre-Takeoff Checklist.................................................................................................................. 43

Normal Flight Operation

Takeoff.......................................................................................................................................... 44

Climbs........................................................................................................................................... 45

Cruise and Turns......................................................................................................................... 45

Landing ........................................................................................................................................ 46

Taxi Canopy Inflated................................................................................................................... 47

Post Flight

Post Flight Check........................................................................................................................ 48

Storing the Canopy..................................................................................................................... 48-50

V.             Performance

Other Operations

Standard Performance................................................................................................................. 51

Non Standard Performance........................................................................................................ 52

Wind Operations......................................................................................................................... 55

Short Field Operations................................................................................................................ 56

Soft Field Operations.................................................................................................................. 58

Obstacles...................................................................................................................................... 59

Operating at Gross Weight......................................................................................................... 60

Operating at High Altitude........................................................................................................... 61

VI.            Weight and Balance

Adjusting the Center of Gravity (SP103/Legend/Paragon).............................................................. 62-65

Adjusting the Center of Gravity (XT ssdc)......................................................................................... 66-67

Loading the Aircraft............................................................................................................................. 68

VII.           Description of the Aircraft and its Systems

Airframe................................................................................................................................................. 69

Canopy................................................................................................................................................. 70

Engine Information System................................................................................................................. 75

Propeller............................................................................................................................................... 76

Engine................................................................................................................................................... 77

VIII.          Handling, Servicing and Maintenance

Airframe................................................................................................................................................. 81

Canopy................................................................................................................................................. 82

Engine Information System................................................................................................................. 83

Propeller............................................................................................................................................... 84

Engine................................................................................................................................................... 86

IX.            Other Information

Aircraft Speeds and Weights.............................................................................................................. 87

Environmental Restrictions................................................................................................................ 87

Data Location and Contact Information............................................................................................. 87