How to choose a rescue system?

Are you not sure how to choose the right rescue system for your aircraft? When choosing the rescue system follow above all aspecially two values given in the tables - it are the maximal load and the maximum speed.
 

The maximal take-off weight of your aircraft must not exceed the maximal allowable load of the rescue system.

If the maximum speed of the aircraft (event. Vne the maximum never-exceed speed) exceeds the maximum limiting speed for use of the rescue system, the rescue system may be mounted into the aircraft in such case, that the pilot was in due form informed of the necessity to respect this speed for use of the RS. Both it is not recommended to install rescue systems, that are constructed for an important higher maximum speed and weight than has the aircraft, in which should be installed the rescue system.

The softpack or the container? This depends of the place of the rescue system installation in the aircraft. Rescue systems packed in the softpack are on principle installed inside of the aircraft. Rescue systems packed in a duralminium container are installed mostly outside of the aircraft. In the case, that they are installed inside of the aircraft, or if the rescue system is placed behind a detachable casing, must be this casing sufficiently large to secure after the activation a smooth releasing of the duralminium cover of the rescue system.

Rescue parachute systems for UL

    Magnum 250 Magnum 250 Softpack Magnum 300 Magnum 300 Softpack Magnum 450 Magnum 450 Softpack Magnum 450 Speed Magnum 450 Speed Softpack Magnum 501
MAGNUM   250 250
Softpack
300 300
Softpack
450 450
Softpack
450
Speed
450
Speed Softpack
501
Maximum permitted load kg 300 300 325 325 442 / 450 442 / 450 475 / 450 475 / 450 475
Maximum speed km/h
(MPH)
150 150 220 220 150 / 160 150 / 160 260 / 260 260 / 260 300
Rescue system weight
(including rocket)
kg 8 6,8 9,15 7,75 11,4 9,95 13 11 9,2
Dimensions
(l x w x h)
mm Ø185+60x455 280x170x250 Ø185+60x530 270x160x280
210x140x450
Ø204+60x535 280x160x390
240x200x380
200x195x450
Ø206+60x587 280x160x410
200x190x480
240x190x350
280x160x385
410x170x240
Opening time at maximum speed s 3 3 3 3 2,8 2,8 3 3 3
Minimum safe deployment altitude (AGL) during horizontal flight m / km/h 80 / 60 80 / 60 80 / 60 80 / 60 80 / 60 80 / 60 80 / 100 80 / 100

180 / 100

Maximum overload with maximum load kN 15 15 18 18 22 22 25,5 25,5 25,6
Descent with maximum load m/s 7 7 6,8 6,8 6,3 6,3 7,2 7,2 7,3
Sleider   no no yes yes no no yes yes yes
Container type   duralumin cloth duralumin cloth duralumin cloth duralumin cloth cloth
Canopy                    
Area 65 65 66 66 102 102 102 102 86
Repack interval year 5 5 6 6 5 5 6 6 6
Ballistic device                    
Rocket engine type   Magnum 450 Magnum 450
(Magnum 250)
Magnum 450 Magnum 450 Magnum 450 Magnum 450 Magnum 450 Magnum 450 Magnum 450
Total impulse at 20°C kNS 0,303 0,303
(0,11)
0,303 0,303 0,303 0,303 0,303 0,303 0,303
Activation   Mechanical
Burn time at 20°C in second s 0,57 ± 0,03 0,57 ± 0,03

(0,36 ± 0,03)

0,57 ± 0,03 0,57 ± 0,03 0,57 ± 0,03 0,57 ± 0,03 0,57± 0,03 0,57 ± 0,03 0,57 ± 0,03
Certified by   DULV DULV DAeC DAeC DULV / LAA DULV / LAA DULV / LAA DULV / LAA DULV

Rescue parachute systems for experimental

    Magnum 601 Magnum 650 Magnum 800 Magnum 901 Magnum 1200 Magnum 1201 Magnum 1220 Magnum 1800
MAGNUM   601 650 800 901 1200 1201 1220 1800
Maximum permitted load kg 759 600 800 950 1200 1230 1200 1800
Maximum Speed km/h 320 250 250 320 250 250 250 260
Rescue system weight
(including rocket)
kg 12,4 17 18,5 17,6 28 22 24 35
Dimensions
(l x w x h)
mm 245x195x430
250x170x490
200x195x510
410x180x280
270x195x610 2 pcs. M 501 240x280x500 3 pcs M 501 300x260x550 2 pcs M 601 3 pcs M601
Opening time at maximum speed s 3 3 3 8 3,2 5 3 3,5
Maximum overload with maximum load kN 33,81 31 35 - 60 63,5 60 90
Descent with maximum load m/s 7 5,5 6,7 7,2 7 7,8 6,5 7
Sleider   yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Container type   cloth cloth cloth cloth cloth cloth cloth cloth
Canopy                  
Area 130 150 172 206 258 252 260 390
Repack interval year 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Ballistic device                  
Rocket engine type   Magnum 600 Magnum 600 Magnum 600 Magnum 1000
(Magnum 1500)*
Magnum 1000 Magnum 1000
(Magnum 1500)*
Magnum 1000 Magnum 1500
Total impulse at 20°C kNS 0,464 0,464 0,464 0,539
(0,702)
0,539 0,539
(0,702)
0,539 0,702
Activation   Mechanical
Burn time at 20°C in second s 0,86 ± 0,03 0,86 ± 0,03 0,86 ± 0,03 0,86 ± 0,03
(0,88 ± 0,04)
0,86± 0,03 0,86 ± 0,03
(0,88 ± 0,04)
0,86± 0,03 0,88 ± 0,04

* It depends on the particular installation

 

Rescue parachute systems for aircraft category S-LSA

    Magnum 450 Speed Magnum 450 Speed Softpack Magnum 450 SP-L Magnum 601 S-LSA Magnum 601 S-LSA-L
MAGNUM   450 Speed 450 Speed
Softpack
450 SP-L 601 S-LSA 601 S-LSA-L
Maximum permitted load kg 500 500 500 608 608
Maximum speed km/h 210 210 210 291 291
Rescue system weight
(including rocket)
kg 13 11 11,8 12,4 13,4
Dimensions
(l x w x h)
mm Ø206+60x587 280x160x410
200x190x480
520x310x200 245x195x430
250x170x490
200x195x510
410x180x280
520x310x200
Opening time at maximum speed s 3 3 3 3 3
Maximum overload with maximum load kN 25,5 25,5 25,5 33,81 33,81
Descent with maximum load m/s 7,2 7,2 7,2 7 7
Sleider - yes yes yes yes yes
Container type - duralumin cloth laminated
(PE/ABS)
cloth laminated
(PE/ABS)
Canopy            
Area 102 102 102 130 130
Repack interval month 6 6 6 6 6
Ballistic device            
Rocket engine type   Magnum 450 Magnum 450 Magnum 450 Magnum 600 Magnum 600
Total impulse at 20°C kNS 0,303 0,303 0,303 0,464 0,464
Activation   Mechanical
Burn time at 20°C in second s 0,57 ± 0,03 0,57 ± 0,03 0,57 ± 0,03 0,86 ± 0,03 0,86 ± 0,03
Certified by   ASTM –F 2316-03 ASTM –F 2316-03 ASTM –F 2316-03 ASTM –F 2316-08 ASTM –F 2316-08

Rescue parachute for Paragliding and Hang-gliding with rocket engine activated

    Magnum 140 Magnum 250 Container Magnum 250 Softpack Magnum 450 Magnum 450 Softpack
MAGNUM   140 250
Container
250
Softpack
450 450
Softpack
Maximum permitted load kg 140 300 300 442 442
Descent with maximum load m/s 6,5 7 7 6,3 6,3
Maximum speed km/h 140 150 150 150 150
Rescue system weight kg 3,7 8,95 6,8 11,4 9,95
Dimensions
(l x w x h)
mm 390x220x100 Ø185+60x455 390x260x170 Ø204+60x535 280x160x390
240x200x380
200x195x450
Container type - cloth duralumin textile duralumin cloth
Canopy            
Area 34 66 66 102 102
Repack interval year 5 5 5 5 5
Ballistic device            
Rocket engine type   Magnum 250 Magnum 450 Magnum 450
(Magnum 250)
Magnum 450 Magnum 450
Total impulse at 20°C kNS 0,05 0,303 0,303
(0,05)
0,303 0,303
Activation   Mechanical
Burn time at 20°C in second s 0,42 ± 0,03 0,57 ± 0,03 0,57 ± 0,03
0,42 ± 0,03
0,57 ± 0,03 0,57 ± 0,03
Certified by   DULV DULV DULV DULV DULV

Rescue parachute for Paragliding and Hang-gliding

PLUS   25 31 34 35 48 66
Maximum permitted load kg 90 100 125 100 150 300
Descent with maximum load m/s 5,5 5,5 5,5 5,5 5,5 5,5
Maximum speed km/h 150 150 150 150 150 150
Rescue system weight kg 2,7 3,2 3,5 3,4 4 4,9
Dimensions
(l x w x h)
mm 200x280x80 210x290x80 220x300x90 210x290x80 240x320x100 260x340x110
Canopy              
Area 25 31 34 35 48 66
Repack interval year 6 6 6 6 6 6
Certified by   LAA LAA SHV DULV LAA LAA