4.2.3 Test Results
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        The test was run for a total of 15,000 cycles. The test sample performed normally throughout the test and no adjustment or repair was required.

Inspection of the three cones revealed the following:

  1. There was no significant tearing or fraying of the cone material or the tape material.

  2. The stitching was slightly loosened at the forward edge of the cone but gave no indication of pulling out.

  3. None of the tapes pulled out or slipped in the splice to the 3/4-inch braided line.

  4. At the conclusion of the test, the 1.5 oz. Dacron cone material was very and soft and flexible. Apparently the filler material had worked out. The cones appeared to be somewhat stretched. However, this did not affect the functioning of the drogue.

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