Figure 2-3.Checking firing pin and hammer.
To inspect the automatic ripcord release,
proceed as follows:
1. Inspect the cover and power cable housing
assembly for nicks, gouges, distortion, corrosion,
and security of the power cable housing.
2. Inspect the power cable for freedom of
movement, and secure attachment of the swaged
ball and power cable eye.
3. Inspect the receiver and barrel assembly for
excessive nicks, cracks, gouges, distortion, and
corrosion or other damage that could cause a
malfunction while in service.
4. Inspect the firing pin on the hammer for
flattening, gouges, or other damage (fig. 2-3).
5. You must secure the arming pin by
inserting the pin in the retainer while the barrel
is unlocked. Press the pin firmly into place until
it locks into the pin groove. The pin should now
be held securely. Do not twist the socket as this
will break the shear pin.
NOTE: Early Model 7000 automatic
parachute ripcord release assemblies use
safety wire, as shown in figure 2-1. When
inspecting these assemblies, check for
security and the proper type of wire.
6. Inspect the socket for visible damage and
retention of the socket and piston by a shear pin
(figs. 2-1 and 2-4).
7. Inspect the snap lock pins for security and
absence of damage (figs. 2-1 and 2-5).
NOTE: If the tamper dot is broken,
you need to torque the screw to a value of
14 1/2 to 15 1/2 inch-pounds and apply a
new tamper dot.
Figure 2-4.-Checking for proper retention of socket by a
Figure 2-5.Checking for security of snap lock.
Figure 2-6.-Checking springs and tamper dot.
8. Inspect the leaf springs on the receiver and
barrel assembly for damage. Make sure the
retaining screw has not loosened. (Check the
tamper dot on the screw and spring, as shown in