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5.N.What tension will cause a weaklink to break?




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This article is from the Hanggliding and Paragliding FAQ, by Joao Geada with numerous contributions by others.

5.N.What tension will cause a weaklink to break?

Weaklinks come in different sizes but generally are selected to
fail at about 1 gee or at a force equivalent to the gross load of the
glider. Weak links used with payout winches are generally a little
stronger so they won't break at launch.

 

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