The m2 is an automatic activation device from MarS a.s.
The automatic activation device m2 provides automatic cutting of the closing loop of the reserve parachute when a skydiver is going above a set speed and through a set altitude.
The m2 is available in versions of EXPERT, SPEED, STUDENT or TANDEM.
The main features of the m2 are:
- Lifetime of 15 years
- No scheduled service
- Battery life of up to 15,000 jumps
- Simple operation
- Stores the flight record during active use
- 4 Available modes: Expert, Speed, Student and Tandem
- Replaceable cutter
- Able to be submersed under water
- Solid structure
- Flexible cables
The mode can be changed by the factory. The modes on some units can be changed each day as follows:
- m2 Student can be switched into Expert Mode
- m2 Expert can be switched into Speed Mode
- m2 Tandem & Speed units cannot be switched by the user
- Unit reverts back to original mode when shut off.
The metal parts are made from stainless steel or aluminium alloy. The cutter is replaceable by a rigger.
m2 AAD units have been sold since June 2011. Since this time there have been thousands of jumps with m2. There have been three known saves with the m2.
It is constructed and produced on the basis of the latest skydiving research by MarS a.s., which is based out of the Czech Republic. Automatic Activation Devices in MarS a.s. were first produced in 2003. The first device was MPAAD (Mars Parachute Automatic Activation Device). The device has already received a number of activations and saved many lives. This unit was the second electronic automatica acitvation device in the world. Another device from MarS is the MPAAD Pilot. The device is intended for use in emergency parachutes for pilots of aircraft and helicopters.
The new generation of AAD is represented in the m2, by combining experience in development, production and use of previous security devices.
In the U.S., the m2 currently has approvals for use in the following rigs/manufacturers: Javelin, Vector, Wings, Icon, Infinity, Basik 7, Curv and Mirage. But other approvals may already be completed as well. Contact your rig manufacturer for more information.
To download of the owner's manual for more information, click here.
|Battery Schedule||15,000 jumps|
|Maintenance Schedule||No scheduled maintenance|
|Modes||Expert, Speed, Student, Tandem|
|Pin Counts||1 pin|
|User Changeable Modes||No|