(ESPECIALLY EARLY PRODUCTION MODELS OF DELTA 2)
Some pilots have noticed a slight disfigurement of their riser lines at the maillon, or the mid-stabilo line (On the D2, at junction CRL4 / CRU4). The issue shown in the photos here does not affect the airworthiness of the glider or the line strength. This line is visually irritating, but not a safety issue and is the result of us having over-engineered this part of the wing. If you have noticed this on your wing, then you may take your wing back to your dealer and they will remove this line for you following the steps outlined below. Also, if you feel comfortable with the procedure, you may do so yourself. Please read on for a detailed explanation:
In order to obtain better breaking strengths at line-to-line junctions, we increase the diameter of the lines where they connect to each other by inserting a short section of line at the loop. This segment is only needed at the line to line junction. It is not needed on the loop which attaches to the maillon. However, some early production models may have the segments inserted at both ends of the riser lines (this is to simplify production). At the maillon, there is no strength difference with or without the segment of line inside the loop. Therefore, if you see this segment working its way out of the loop at the maillon as is shown in the photos, do not be concerned. Your lines do not need to be changed because of this disfiguration.
Do not compress or deform the maillon loops when launching or ground handling.
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