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Want To Buy: Softie mini parachute

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I need a chute for my new Pitts. I'm planning on a mini softie as its one of the thinnest that should keep my 6'0 frame within comfort and geometry for my current rudder pedal setup.
 

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Others should chime in. Seems to me the mini is weight restricted. At 6' I would guess you might exceed the weight. In an S1 I wore a seat pack and in the 2 I prefer a backpack.
 

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race38 said:
Others should chime in. Seems to me the mini is weight restricted. At 6' I would guess you might exceed the weight. In an S1 I wore a seat pack and in the 2 I prefer a backpack.
Thanks, I weigh just under 180 so should be good for the mini, my S1 has about a quarter inch of head room without a chute so I would think a seat pack would have me hunched over a bit.
 

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You'll be wanting a wedge or have your rigger adjust what they can to shape it some. There have been recessed seat backs created to allow the chute to rest between the verticals of the seat back. Us tall guys have to be creative. If the seat has been reclined its much easier to fit.
 

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Where are you located?

A local pilot just sold his Citabria and the parachutes were not included. One Softie Mini-wedge back with a 26' National canopy in it and one standard National 425 back.

I can get the contact info if interested. I think that the asking prices are about $800 each.

Best of luck,

Wes
 
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PittsDriver68 said:
Where are you located?

A local pilot just sold his Citabria and the parachutes were not included. One Softie Mini-wedge back with a 26' National canopy in it and one standard National 425 back.

I can get the contact info if interested. I think that the asking prices are about $800 each.

Best of luck,

Wes
I am in Houston. Please send my contact info 281-467-5403.
Dave
 

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The parachutes are in Nashua, NH at Nashua Jet Aviation. 603-204-5632. Ask for Bill.

I will pass your name and phone number on, but you can likely call there first.

Thanks,

Wes
 

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