Accession Number : AD0164193
Title : Reciprocably Latched Canopy Release.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Turner,James W. ; Spinks,Ray E.
Report Date : 18 APR 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 7
Abstract : The patent concerns a parachute canopy release having a female fitting and a male fitting having prongs to be positively latched within the female fitting, the latching means being preformed by a reciprocable latch bar to minimize inadvertent separation. The latch bar is cam operated by an actuating lever in a direction normal to a plane containing the prongs to release the prongs and allow the fittings to be separated.
Descriptors : *Parachute canopies, *Release mechanisms, *Patents, Latches, Cams, Actuators
Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE