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  Softie Parachute

SOFTIE PARACHUTES  EQUIPPED WITH  SQUARE RAM AIR

CANOPIES ARE ONLY SOLD TO PILOTS THAT HAVE BEEN TRAINED ON RAM AIR CANOPIES.

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Softie Care & Maintenance

                         

Recommended Parachutes For Your Aircraft             CHOOSING THE PROPER EMERGENCY PARACHUTE

Softie   

SOFTIE Introduction: The pilot emergency parachute systems are designed and manufactured with you, of course with you in mind who else?  Most likely, all you will be doing is sitting or leaning on your SOFTIE for hours on end (unless your in an aerobatic aircraft, then maybe a hour or less).  But in the event that you do need to put our system to use you can use it with full confidence. All SOFTIES are designed, tested, and manufactured beyond the FAA's TSO requirements and provide the maximum in safety, performance, and comfort.  The SOFTIE comes with your choice of our unique "Aerobatic Harness (allows for better adjustments) or a Conventional Harness. The Aerobatic Harness is designed for easier and better adjustments, and to get the leg snap hardware out of your crotch, and out of the middle of your chest. The Conventional Harness comes complete with B-12 snap leg strap hardware and a thread-thru chest adapter. Options for the Conventional Harness are a B-12 snap for the chest strap, Quick Ejector snaps for both chest strap and leg straps, or light weight Thread-Thru leg strap hardware. To the left is the  Aerobatic Harness. Please specify harness type and Options when ordering (See Below). For Canopy description click here.  PILOT SURVIVAL Pocket Survival Pakô

SOFTIE PARACHUTES  EQUIPPED WITH  SQUARE RAM AIR CANOPIES ARE ONLY SOLD TO PILOTS THAT HAVE BEEN TRAINED ON RAM AIR CANOPIES.

MINI-SOFTIE $ 2,475.00 Call or E-Mail for pricing 1-800-USA-CHUTE

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The Mini Softie is an extremely small, lightweight and comfortable backpack parachute system designed for use in today's restricted cockpit environments.  It is available in both a 15" and 16" wide versions*.  The 16" reduces the thickness to about 2" which is ideal for cockpits with limited room fore and aft. The Mini Softie is for use by persons weighing up to 240 lbs. It is available with your choice of Conventional Harness or Aerobatic Harness. Canopy Type: Steerable Conical. Total weight: 15 lbs.

15" wide container is 2.25" thick x 15" wide x 23" long.

*16" wide container is 2.00" thick x 16" wide x 23" long.

 CUSTOM SIZING AVAILABLE

     

 

MINI-SOFTIE WEDGE 2,475.00  Call or E-Mail for pricing 1-800-USA-CHUTE

A wedged shaped version of our popular Mini and Micro Softies, the Wedge Softie is designed specifically to add lumbar and sacral support during high, positive G maneuvers. It is ideal for the upright seating found in Pitts style seating. The Wedge Softie is available in either 180 lb. or 240 lb. versions. It is available with either our standard H harness or our unique crossover style Aerobatic Harness. The container is 2 1/2" thick at bottom, 1/2" thick at top x 15" wide x 23" long. Canopy Type: Steerable Conical*. Total weight: 15, available with conventional or Aerobatic Harness.

 

 MICRO-SOFTIE STANDARD OR MICRO-SOFTIE WEDGE  $ 2,475.00 

   These photos are a Micro-Softie Wedge. Canopy Type: Preserve 3, 24-Foot Steerable Conical, 20 Gore low porosity Canopy, for persons weighing up 188 lbs at 140 knts, For Canopy description click here Container specifications: 2.25" thick x 13" wide x 21" long.

The Micro-Softie is for use by pilots weighing up to 188 lbs at 140 knots (Container size 3" thick x 13" wide x 21" long).
Canopy Type: Steerable Conical*. Total weight: 13 lbs.
  
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LONG-SOFTIE  $2,525.00 Call or E-Mail for pricing 1-800-USA-CHUTE

 The chair style Long Softie is designed to conform to and maximize the comfort of the contoured seating found in today's high performance gliders and aerobatic aircraft. The Long Softie is available in either 180 lb.(13" wide) or 240 lb. (15" wide) versions. It is available with either our standard H harness or our unique crossover style Aerobatic Harness. Container specifications: 2.25" thick x 13" or 15" wide x 35" long. Canopy Type: Steerable Conical. Total weight: 16 lbs. Please specify your harness choice and any options when ordering.

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The Softie Seat  $2,575 (Standard or Wedge) Call or E-Mail for pricing 1-800-USA-CHUTE

NEW---Softie Wedge Seat , The seat container version that is thicker at the front and thinner at the rear which allows for greater head room in the cockpit.

The Softie Seat, Designed for use in aircraft that simply have no room for a backpack style parachute. The Seat pack Softie is designed for use by persons weighing up to 240 lbs. The container is 15" wide 14" fore & aft 2 1/2" thick. We now offer the SEAT PACK Softie in a Wedge version that is thicker at the front and thinner at the rear which allows for greater headroom. Canopy Type: Steerable Conical. Total weight: 16 lbs. Please specify your harness choice and any options when ordering. We now offer the SEAT PACK Softie in a Wedge version that is thicker at the front and thinner at the rear which allows for greater headroom. Canopy Type: Steerable Conical. Total weight: 16 lbs.  Available with the conventional harness or Aerobatic Harness. MORE PHOTOS

 PARACHUTE CANOPY

The Preserve I   P/N Model FFE-201, for weights up to 240 Lbs at 140 Knots,  24 foot steerable reserve is one of the lightest on the market weighing only 6 1/2 lbs. It is block constructed and made from 1 oz ripstop, 0-5 CFM (cubic feet per minute) material. The canopy has 22 gores, 4 panels each, with 3 concentric bands, and a meshed double "L" modification. The suspension lines are 550 lb tensile strength, and are 7515 Type II. The canopy is diaper deployed. The PRESERVE I, High Speed, is authorized under NAS 804, Paragraph 4.3.6.1 Standard (High Speed) Type Parachute.

The Preserve 1 .
This parachute packs thin and is lightweight. It is made with extremely low porosity fabric offering a slow rate of descent. It consists of orange and white nylon fabric for easy rescue spotting.
 
Specifications:
Nominal Diameter - 24 feet
Maximum Open Diameter- 14 feet
Weight - 7 Pounds
Maximum Pilot Weight- 220 Pounds
Maximum Deployment Speed- 172 MPH
Rate of Descent for 200 Pounds - 16 FPS
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 The Preserve III   P/N Model FFE-202, for weights up to 188 Lbs at 140 Knots, 24 foot steerable reserve is one of the lightest on the market weighing only 6 1/2 lbs. It is block constructed and made from 1 oz ripstop, 0-5 CFM (cubic feet per minute) material. The canopy has 20 gores, 3 panels each, with 3 concentric bands, and a meshed double tri-vent modification. The suspension lines are 400 lb tensile strength, and are 32N400  tubular nylon. The canopy is diaper deployed. The PRESERVE III, Low Speed, is authorized under NAS 804, Paragraph 4/3/6/2 Low Speed Type Parachute. Both Preserve I & III canopies have a forward speed of @ 8-10 mph and a rate of descent at sea level with 200 lbs suspended weight of between 16.0 and 16.4 feet per second. The turning rate is approximately 5-6 seconds per 360 degrees. Both Preserve I & III  are diaper deployed and may be installed on two or four risers. The factory installed steering lines  system  are required.

 CUSTOM OPTIONS

CONTAINER OPTIONS

 

HARDWARE OPTIONS

 

HARNESS/CONTAINERS OPTIONS

 
 Genuine Sheepskin Backpad $135.00  B-12 Snap on chest strap $50.00  Mini Harness/Container Only $950.00
 Matching Carry Bag $60.00  B-12 Snap on Leg straps Standard  Micro Harness/Container Only $950.00
 Monogram (6 characters max) $25.00  Thread Thur Adaptors on leg straps N/C  Long Softie Harness/Container Only $1000.00
 Square "D" Bag (Backpack Only) $165.00  Quick Ejector on Legs traps Each $95.00  Softie Wedge Harness/Container Only $950.00
 Sweat Pad (removable) $80.00  Quick Ejector on Chest strap (1) $95.00  Seat Harness/Container $1050.00
     Capewell Canopy Releases CALL  Warbird Harness/Container Only $1050.00
     Bail Out Bottle Container $75.00  Lumbar Pad $85.00
 
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STANDARD CONVENTIONAL HARNESS

Our conventional harness has a fully adjustable main lift web which permits the harness to be adjusted to fit a wide range of individuals. The harness has connection points on each leg strap and on on the chest strap. The leg straps come standard with Parachute Hardware &  Options connectors. As an option, we offer Thread Thru Adapters or Quick Ejectors on the leg straps. The chest strap comes standard with a Thread Thru Adapter, a Quick Ejector is optional on the chest strap.

AEROBATIC HARNESS

Aerobatic HarnessOur unique crossover style Aerobatic Harness is designed specifically for pilots doing high NEGATIVE G aerobatic maneuvers. The harness is designed so that the legstrap connecting hardware is moved away from the hips where it can dig in and cause pain and discomfort during high negative G aerobatic maneuvers.
By using a unique high strength webbing loop at the hip rather than the normal connecting hardware we are able to eliminate the possibility of the connecting hardware being forced into the pelvic bone (very painful) by the lap belt during high negative G aerobatics.
The aerobatic harness is connected by having the legstrap pass through the loop and then cross over and connect on the opposite side of the harness (see photo).

 

Customize your SOFTIE with colors to match your aircraft or your own personal taste. Here are some tips on choosing colors:
1) Remember that darker colors hide dirt better
2) Although the container sections labeled 1 & 2 (see the diagram below) can be different colors, it looks much better to make them the same color.


B-12 Snaps come as standard leg strap hardware on all Softies.

 

 

No additional charge for B 12 Snaps Option, but to add a B-12 for the chest strap , please add $35.00
 

Thread Thru Adaptors are the flattest and lightest of the connectors we offer. For a pilot that is interested in minimizing weight and bulk, thread thru adaptors are an excellent choice.
No additional charge for Thread Thru Option
Quick Ejectors allow for fast, easy, two finger disconnection of the harness attach points. Quick ejectors work under a load.
Quick Ejector Each: $95.00
 

Recommended Parachutes for your Aircraft click here     Choosing a Parachute | Options | Care & Maintenance | SOFTIE Owners Manual | Square Parachute Packing Supplement  | TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN


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