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.
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.
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.
To enter the Setup menu, press the button after the self-test section immediately on startup when the menu item "Setup" is displayed.
The Vigil II is manufactured by Advanced Aersospace Designs out of Belgium. It has three parts: Main Box, Cutter and Control Unit. The Vigil II turns on with 4 button pushes. The first wakes it up, which is followed by a Hello and the Vigil II. As the red LED flashes on the side of the unit, press the button.
The optional download package includes an I.R. Download Box, Vigil II software and USB cable.
To enter the Info menu, press the button after the self-test section immediately on startup when the menu item "Info" is displayed.
The Cutter and Display are replaceable by your local rigger. The Display must be of the correct version for your unit, so check with the manufacturer. All Vigil II displays are interchangeable.
To enter the Config menu, press the button after the self-test section immediately on startup when the menu item "Config" is displayed.
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