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Parachutes Australia
22 Bosci Rd
PO Box 969
Ingleburn
NSW,
Australia, 2565
Ph+61 2 98295355
Fax+61 2 98291300

CYPRES is the most commonly used major component in the parachuting world. More than 80,000 units are in actual use and save the lives of more than 80 skydivers each year.

CYPRES 2 combines tried and true quality and reliability with new technology, achievements and discoveries made since 1991.

The CYPRES 2 is available in several different models. Each was designed to meet the needs of specific users (students, expert skydivers and tandem jumpers). Each model can indicate altitude in either feet or meters.

Converting models
A conversion between each model is possible.
Expert <-> Student
Expert <-> Tandem
Student <-> Tandem
To prevent accidentally setting, the procedure will be performed at the manufacturer. It will be executed by the same people that built the unit, including new settings, a new color corresponding push button, a new label, and a complete functional test. All this at no charge.

Use in a 1-pin reserve container and the use in a 2-pin reserve container
All CYPRES can be used in both container types.
Through the plug-and-socket cutter connection a swop from 1-pin cutter to 2-pin cutter or vice versa can be simply done by pluging-out and pluging-in without opening the unit and without use of any tools.

CYPRES 1 was produced from 1991 to spring 2003 and is no longer available.


 

Expert CYPRES 2

The Expert CYPRES can be recognized by the red button on the control unit.
It activates the release unit when it detects a rate of descent higher than 78 mph (35 m/sec) at an altitude of approx. 750 feet (approx. 225 meters) above ground level (AGL). In the event of a cutaway below this height CYPRES will operate down to approx. 130 feet AGL, however activation will not occur unless sufficient speed is obtained. Below approx. 130 feet (approx. 40 meters) AGL opening is no longer useful. For this reason, CYPRES ceases operation below approximately 130 feet AGL.

Technical Data:
Cable length of control unit: approx. 650 mm
Volume: approx. 139 cm³
Weight: approx. 182 grams
Activation altitude: approx.750 feet (225 m)
Activation speed: approx. ³ 78 mph (35 m/s)
Length, width, height of the processing unit: approx. 85 x 43 x 32 mm
Length, width, height of the control unit: approx. 65 x 18 x 6,5 mm
Length, diameter of the release unit: approx. 43 x 8 mm
Cable length of the release unit: approx. 500 mm
Storage temperature: +71° to -25° Celsius
Working temperature: +63° to -20° Celsius *
Maximum allowable humidity: up to 99,9 % rel. humidity
Water resistant: up to 15 minutes at depth of 15 feet
Altitude adjustment limits: ±1500 feet or ±500 m
Operating range below / above sea level: -1500 feet to +26,000 feet (-500 m to +8000 m)
Functioning period: 14 hours from switch-on
Power supply: lifetime warranty**
Maintenance: 4 and 8 years from date of manufacture
Total lifetime: 12 years from date of manufacture***
* These temperature limits do not mean the outside (ambient) temperatures but rather temperatures inside the processing unit. Therefore, these limits won't have any meaning until the processing unit itself has reached the temperatures in question. In actual fact, these limits will rarely be reached due to the mandatory location of the CYPRES in the reserve container, and the insulating properties of the processing unit pouch and parachute canopies.
** If required maintenance has been performed.
*** Anticipated, according to the present knowledge base.

 


 

Student CYPRES 2

The Student CYPRES can be recognized by the yellow button with the imprint "Student" on the control unit.
It will activate the release unit when the rate of descent exceeds 29 mph (13 meters per second). The activation altitude is split. In the case of rate of descent being equal to that of freefall, the opening altitude is at approx. 750 feet (the same as with Expert CYPRES). However, should the rate of descent be lower than that of freefall but still above the limit of 29 mph (e.g. with partially opened canopy, or after a cutaway), then Student CYPRES activates the release unit when the altitude falls below approx. 1000 feet (approx. 300 meters) above ground level. The student will then have more time to prepare for landing. Like the Expert CYPRES, the Student CYPRES ceases operation below approx. 130 feet AGL.
Unlike the Expert and Tandem CYPRES models, we recommend that the Student CYPRES be switched off in the aircraft prior to descent if the jump is aborted and the student will land with the plane, because the vertical speed of a descending jump plane will exceed the activation speed of Student CYPRES.

Be aware that it is possible to exceed a vertical speed of 29 mph (13 meters per second) under a fully inflated canopy!

If a jump plane is descending with students still on board, switch the Student CYPRES off before reaching 1500 ft (450 meters) above ground.
If this is not possible, the descent rate of the plane must not exceed 1500 ft/min below 1500 feet above ground. Close open doors.

Technical Data:
Cable length of control unit: approx. 1000mm
Volume: approx. 144 cm³
Weight: approx. 199 grams
Activation altitude: approx. 1000 / 750 feet
(approx. 300 / 225 m)
Activation speed: approx. ³ 29 mph (13 m/s)
Length, width, height of the processing unit: approx. 85 x 43 x 32 mm
Length, width, height of the control unit: approx. 65 x 18 x 6,5 mm
Length, diameter of the release unit: approx. 43 x 8 mm
Cable length of the release unit: approx. 500 mm
Storage temperature: +71° to -25° Celsius
Working temperature: +63° to -20° Celsius *
Maximum allowable humidity: up to 99,9 % rel. humidity
Water resistant: up to 15 minutes at depth of 15 feet
Altitude adjustment limits: ±1500 feet or ±500 m
Operating range below / above sea level: -1500 feet to +26,000 feet (-500 m to +8000 m)
Functioning period: 14 hours from switch-on
Power supply: lifetime warranty**
Maintenance: 4 and 8 years from date of manufacture
Total lifetime: 12 years from date of manufacture***
* These temperature limits do not mean the outside (ambient) temperatures but rather temperatures inside the processing unit. Therefore, these limits won't have any meaning until the processing unit itself has reached the temperatures in question. In actual fact, these limits will rarely be reached due to the mandatory location of the CYPRES in the reserve container, and the insulating properties of the processing unit pouch and parachute canopies.
** If required maintenance has been performed.
*** Anticipated, according to the present knowledge base.



 

Tandem CYPRES 2

The Tandem CYPRES can be recognized by the blue button with the imprint "Tandem" on the control unit.
It activates the release unit when it detects a rate of descent higher than 78 mph (35 m/sec) at an altitude of approx. 1900 (approx. 570 meters) feet AGL.
Like the Expert CYPRES, the Tandem CYPRES ceases operation below approx. 130 feet (approx. 40 meters) AGL. In the event of a cutaway, activation will not occur until sufficient speed is obtained.

Technical Data:
Cable length of control unit: approx. 650 mm
Volume: approx. 139 cm³
Weight: approx. 182 grams
Activation altitude: approx. 1900 feet (580 meter)
Activation speed: approx. ³ 78 mph (35 m/s)
Length, width, height of the processing unit: approx. 85 x 43 x 32 mm
Length, width, height of the control unit: approx. 65 x 18 x 6,5 mm
Length, diameter of the release unit: approx. 43 x 8 mm
Cable length of the release unit: approx. 500 mm
Storage temperature: +71° to -25° Celsius
Working temperature: +63° to -20° Celsius *
Maximum allowable humidity: up to 99,9 % rel. humidity
Water resistant: up to 15 minutes at depth of 15 feet
Altitude adjustment limits: ±1500 feet or ±500 m
Operating range below / above sea level: -1500 feet to +26,000 feet (-500 m to +8000 m)
Functioning period: 14 hours from switch-on
Power supply: lifetime warranty**
Maintenance: 4 and 8 years from date of manufacture
Total lifetime: 12 years from date of manufacture***
* These temperature limits do not mean the outside (ambient) temperatures but rather temperatures inside the processing unit. Therefore, these limits won't have any meaning until the processing unit itself has reached the temperatures in question. In actual fact, these limits will rarely be reached due to the mandatory location of the CYPRES in the reserve container, and the insulating properties of the processing unit pouch and parachute canopies.
** If required maintenance has been performed.
*** Anticipated, according to the present knowledge base.

 


Emergency Air Crew / Pilot CYPRES 2

The Emergency Air Crew / Pilot CYPRES can be recognized by the green button with the imprint "Pilot" on the control unit.
This CYPRES version is designed for aircraft pilots and crew members. It will give them the extra bit of support which may make the difference between life and death in case of an emergency.
Unlike other 'family members' this CYPRES unit is used in the OFF condition. It has an arming pin mounted in the switch on its side. The pin may, depending on the version, be pulled out manually by an 'arming' handle on the rig, or it is connected to the aircraft by a lanyard and will be pulled automatically on leaving the seat/aircraft.
After the pin is pulled, the unit will go into its fast calculation mode and determine, among other parameters, the altitude and rate of descent. When reaching an altitude below 4000 meter (apx. 13000 ft) and a vertical rate of descent higher than 35 meter per second (78 mph at sea level) the Emergency Air Crew / Pilot CYPRES will activate the cutter, thus initiating the reserve opening sequence.

Technical Data for the Emergency Air Crew / Pilot CYPRES :
Cable length of control unit according to customers requirements
Activation delay 5-7 seconds
Activation altitude < 13000 feet
Activation speed > 35 m/s (78 mph) at sea level
Processing unit working temperature* -32° to +63° centigrade (-25F to +145F)
Operating range above sea level -500 m to +20.000 m (-1500 ft to +65.500 ft)
Power supply: lifetime warranty**
Maintenance: 4 and 8 years from date of manufacture
Total lifetime: 12 years from date of manufacture***
* These temperature limits do not mean the outside (ambient) temperatures but rather temperatures inside the processing unit. Therefore, these limits won't have any meaning until the processing unit itself has reached the temperatures in question. In actual fact, these limits will rarely be reached due to the mandatory location of the CYPRES in the reserve container, and the insulating properties of the processing unit pouch and parachute canopies.
** If required maintenance has been performed.
*** Anticipated, according to the present knowledge base.

 


special application versions

Apart from the available standard models, we are able to design custom models for special requirements and operations.

  • fixed preset of altitude adjustment
  • special activation altitudes
  • special activation velocities
  • special altitude adjustment methods

Authorised Service Centre

Cypres service:-
Airtec have recently implemented a new policy regarding receipt and return of CYPRES units after service. All units will be returned to an approved CYPRES service centre only. This is a worldwide policy and has been implemented to eliminate the delays and costs associated with dealing with 1000's of individual customers.

PRICE: $420.00

These prices include Air courier return delivery to and from Germany, full service, GST and customs clearance fees. Delivery within Australia, if required, is additional.

Loan cypres units are available for customers having their cypres serviced through PA.

Please download the PA cypres service order form. This form should be filled out and sent with your cypres unit to PA.

We would recommend that you take this opportunity to have any other repairs or maintenance completed on your equipment, such as BOC ,Freefly Mods , velcro replacement or main canopy reline etc.

Airtec's lead time for the service is currently 2 weeks, with travel to and from Australia usually taking another week to 10 days.

Cypres Replacement Parts Available:-

  • Replacement Power units
  • Closing loops and disks
  • Cypres Pull-Up cord material
  • Field replaceable cutter units

Download the Cypress 1 Maintainence Information PDF File
Download the Cypress 2 Maintainence Information PDF File

Place Order
Partnumber Decription Price Order Information
CY001Cypres AAD, Expert, Single Pin$1820.00 Each
Quantity.
CY001SCypres AAD, Student, Single Pin$1820.00 Each
Quantity.
CY001TCypres AAD, Tandem, Single Pin$1820.00 Each
Quantity.
CY002Cypres AAD, Expert, Two Pin$1920.00 Each
Quantity.
CY002TCypres AAD, Tandem, Two Pin$1920.00 Each
Quantity.
CY00SCypres 4 yearly service$420.00 Each
Quantity.
CY003Cypres Power Unit$120.00 Set
Quantity.
CY004Cypres Closing Loop$2.00 Each
Quantity.

All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars and are subject to change without notice.

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