RIGGERS 14th Apr 05
6. PROPOSED TANDEM MODIFICATION – BILL SHARP
A proposal had been received from Bill Sharp requesting a modification to the RWS Tandem Sigma Student Harness, which had been circulated with the Agenda, together with relevant paperwork and drawings.
The Committee were given details of the proposed modification, which included drilling a hole into each of the two Tandem Sigma Student Harness butterfly snap hooks (the butterfly gate part, not the main hook), in order to insert a locking pin. This is to stop the snap hook inadvertently opening, as reported at a recent Riggers Committee Meeting.
Bill had stated that the locking pin idea is also used by some other Tandem Manufacturers, and has been used by RWS on earlier versions of their RWS Tandem harnesses.
Some concern was expressed by those present because Bill had not provided a diagram or details of the location/dimension of the hole or specified the type of locking pins to be used. The Committee felt that they would be unable to give the modification general clearance until Bill had supplied this information.
Following discussion, it was proposed by Bill Sharp and seconded by John Harding that the above modification be accepted for use by Bill Sharp only.