Note: Video states a 1-year replacement period for Argus batteries, but the manufacturer has since changed its requirement to every repack, 500 jumps or Batt Low reading.
Both the display and cutter are secured through a screw-on connection. The cutter has a 3-prong connection. The display has a 4-prong connection.
Aviacom has issued a revised service bulletin for a mandatory replacement of all Argus cutters manufactured August 2007 and earlier. The bulletin says the cutter is to be replaced "at the next repack but no later than 31 December 2010." Previously the service bulletin said the cutter had to be replace before the next jump, the company said that wording was in error and released the revision.
The company says they are replacing the cutters free of charge. There is no word if they are covering the cost of rigging as well or how fast a cutter can be obtained once a an affected cutter is identified.
The full service bulletin can be downloaded at this link.
With the unit on, press the button twice and select the Menu option and then Config option. Items under this menu item include: Alt Unit (Meters or Feet), Sys Unit (Metric or U.S.), Time Cfg (time and date settings), Log Mode (Normal or Trace).
With the unit on, press the button twice and select the Menu option and then Info option. Select Jump for info on your skydives and Admin for info on your unit.
Mode Sel: With the unit on, press the button twice and select the Menu option and then Modes option. Select Mode Sel option and choose from Standard, Novice, Tandem or Swoop. Press the button at the appropriate mode you want to use. Follow that by pressing the button when Confirm is shown. Wait several seconds for the unit to display the mode you selected. If the proper mode is selected, then it is ready to use. If not, repeat the process until you’ve selected the correct mode.
One filter is located on the inside on the battery back plate. A second filter can be installed on the outside of the battery back plate for swoopers who may get the unit wet on a regular basis. To replace the filter, pick the old filter off and stick the new filter on. The filter or filters must be replaced after getting wet and/or damaged. Once a filter is removed, it can not be used again.
Kit consists of a black metal face plate, stainless steel button and super glue. This kit protects LCD display screen against routine knocks to the display from use, packing or transportation.
All Cypres 2 units manufactured or serviced after January of 2013 have received a nifty software upgrade. The user can now increase the activation altitude of the unit by increments of approximately 100 feet. Maximum increase of activation altitude is 9 steps so approximately 900 ft. These increments or steps are designated by an A (for altitude) and a number times 100. Thus A1 signifies 100 feet above the standard Cypres activation altitude, A2 signifies 200 feet above and so on. A0 signifies the standard activation altitude.
IMPORTANT Follow-Up to CYPRES 2 Service Bulletin C2 0113 – Additional included serial
numbers and other important information.
In a follow-up to Service Bulletin C2 0113, beginning this month (July 2013), Airtec GmbH & Co.
KG and SSK Industries, Inc. are accepting CYPRES units affected by the Service Bulletin for
premature updates. In order to proceed in an orderly manner and to not create a backlog,
which would delay the return of your CYPRES, only units which were manufactured from
September 2012 to December 2012 are being accepted at this time.
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