OWNER’S MANUAL

    Harness/Container assembly
    P/N 115100

    THE

    MAIN &
    RESERVE
    Reserve Canopy
    P/N 436000

    STRONG ENTERPRISES
    11236 SATELLITE BLVD.
    ORLANDO, FL 32837
    Tel (407) 859-9317
    Fax (407) 850-6978
    E-mail: Sales@strongparachutes.com
    www.strongparachutes.com
    THE PARACHUTE COMPANY WITH IMAGINATION

    Rev. C 11/2000

    P/N 510050
    Price $5.00

    Strong Enterprises

    WARNING
    Parachuting is a hazardous activity that can result in serious injury or death. Failure
    to follow all warnings, instructions and required procedures may result in serious
    injury or death. Parachutes sometimes malfunction even when they are properly
    designed, built, assembled, packed, maintained and used. The results of such malfunctions are sometimes serious injury or death. There are so many factors, both
    human and natural beyond our control, that we want you to clearly understand that by
    using or letting someone else use your Quasar II or its components, you are accepting
    the fact that they may malfunction causing serious injury or death. If you are not willing to accept these risks, you may return your Quasar II, unused, to the dealer where
    it was purchased for a full refund.

    DISCLAIMER - NO WARRANTY

    Due to the inherent dangers associated with sport parachuting, the Quasar II and all of
    its components are sold as is with all faults and no warranty of fitness for any purpose
    is either expressed or implied. The manufacturer also disclaims any liability in tort for
    damages, direct or consequential, including personal injury and property damage,
    resulting from a malfunction of the Quasar II or from a defect in its design, material,
    workmanship, or manufacturing process whether caused by negligence on the part of
    the manufacturer or otherwise.

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    WARNING..........................................................................2
    DISCLAIMER ..................................................................2
    TABLE OF CONTENTS...................................................3
    INTRODUCTION..............................................................4
    Product Description ....................................................................4
    Features and Options.................................................................5
    List Of Components ................................................................6
    Stellar Reserve Canopy Description .........................................7
    Canopy Compatibility Chart .....................................................8

    REQUIRED TRAINING .................................................8
    BEFORE JUMPING .........................................................9
    USING THE QUASAR II .................................................9
    Donning and Adjusting .............................................................9
    Pre- Jump Check .....................................................................10
    Main Deployment and Malfunctions......................................11
    Reserve Deployment...............................................................12

    AAD INSTALLATION....................................................12
    RESERVE PACKING INSTRUCTIONS .................................13
    Rigger Qualifications and Required Tools ...............................13
    Round Reserve..........................................................................13
    Assembly...................................................................................13
    Folding The Canopy .................................................................14
    Ram Air Reserve .....................................................................15
    Packing the Stellar Reserve ....................................................16
    Folding The Canopy Into The Free Bag .................................19
    Line Stows ..............................................................................22
    Bag Placement ..........................................................................22
    Closing The Container...........................................................23

    MAIN PACKING INSTRUCTIONS ..............................26
    Proper 3-Ring Assembly .........................................................26
    Attaching The Pilot Chute And Deployment Bag ..................27
    The Deployment Bag ..............................................................28
    Closing the Container .............................................................28
    Folding the Pilot Chute ...........................................................30

    MAINTENANCE AND CARE.......................................31
    Inspection and Cleaning ........................................................31
    Closing Loop Length Chart...................................................31

    FAA TSO APPROVAL...................................................32
    ORDER INFORMATION .............................................33
    ORDER FORM ..............................................................34
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    INTRODUCTION
    Thank you for purchasing your new Quasar II harness/container system from Strong
    Enterprises. You are now the owner of the most attractive, state of the art, quality rig available on
    the market today.
    The Quasar was originally developed in 1993 with the design intent to build a sport rig possessing
    all of the qualities of today’s discriminating skydivers expect and demand from their gear. Strong
    Enterprises has met those demands while continuing to incorporate our high standards of the past
    40 years to build reliable, durable and safe gear.
    Just as sport skydiving is forever changing, so has the Quasar, evolving into the Quasar II. New
    and faster skydiving techniques require new designs to match higher speeds and distinct body
    positions. The Quasar II has risen to all skydiving demands while retaining its high quality and
    attractive appearance. The Quasar II is now available to hold from the smallest to the largest of
    canopies. The Quasar II “Shorty” was introduced to accommodate the smallest of skydivers, and
    the Quasar Trainer model can be built to handle what ever student training you may use.

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
    The Quasar II is a single harness, dual parachute pack designed for the discriminating skydiver. Built Cypress ready, the Quasar II features single pin closure for the main and reserve containers. It is characterized by the main and reserve pin protector flaps which securely tuck down
    into a pocket on the opposed flaps. A wide variety of main and reserve container sizes are available which allow the Quasar II to accept main and reserve canopies from the smallest to the
    largest, including round or ram-air reserves. The Quasar II has been tested in accordance with
    SAE Aeronautical Standard AS-8015A and is approved under FAA TSO C-23c, category B.
    Strong Enterprisesis continuously working to provide jumpers with reliable, durable and safe products, as well as being comfortable and great looking. We have dedicated ourselves to improving
    our products and to making skydiving a safe and enjoyable sport.
    Take care of your rig and you can expect years of safe and carefree jumping. We welcome your
    comments so that we may continue to improve our products and keep skydiving a safe and enjoyable sport.

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    FEATURES


















    Single pin reserve closure with internal pilot chute.
    Reserve static line with quick release (RSL).
    CYPRES AAD ready (Easy 5 minute installation).
    “Molar” type reserve free bag prevents closing loop from contacting canopy.
    NO VELCRO® in areas of high wear such as riser covers, main and reserve pin protector
    flaps, and RSL attachment.
    Reserve container is extremely clean with no protrusions to snag suspension lines (No
    Skysurf, Freefly or CRW mods necessary).
    Custom harness sizing for a superior fit.
    Shipped with 1” mini risers which feature Kevlar reinforcement (Pull tested to over 3300
    lbs). Type 8 risers also available.
    Step-in harness.
    1” type 17 or 1.75” type 8 chest strap.
    Hand deploy pilot chute, bottom of main container (BOC).
    16 different reserve container sizes to fit canopies from 265 to 700 cu. in.
    60 different main container sizes to fit canopies from 225 to 800 cu. in.
    Regular, Shorty and Xtra Large container lengths available. The shorter version is designated QIIS”.
    85 possible container combinations.
    Metal release housing.
    Nickel plated hardware.

    OPTIONS
    The following Quasar II options are available for either no charge or a minimal extra charge. Please
    consult order form for prices.













    Type 8 main risers
    Type 17, 1” chest strap
    Articulated ring harness
    Custom embroidery
    B-12 snaps
    Collapsible main pilot chute, 27”, 30” and 33”. (U.S. Patent #4,399,969)
    Matching kit bag (U.S. Team Bag)
    Matching Pak Mat
    Hackey handle on pilot chute.
    Hook Knife on main lift web
    Pilot chute on leg pad (ROL)
    Single width leg straps for Skysurfers

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    LIST OF COMPONENTS
    Your new Quasar II is shipped with the following components:
    Qty

    Description

    Part Number

    1 ea Harness / Container assembly, CYPRES ready ............................................115100
    1 ea Reserve pilot chute* .......................................................................................................790145
    1 ea Molar type reserve free bag with 13’ bridle (Square Reserve Only)** ..........730400
    1 ea alt. PN for “Shorty” version..........................................................................730500
    1 ea 40” Reserve bridle (Round Reserve Only) ...................................................810150
    1 pr Toggles, reserve, Red ....................................................................................866037
    1 ea Reserve closing loop, Dyneema for Cypres .................................................861018
    1 ea Reserve ripcord .............................................................................................611274
    1 ea Reserve static line with quick release ...........................................................780627
    1 ea Hand-deploy main pilot chute with bridle ....................................................790400
    1 ea Main deployment bag, Standard version ......................................................720600
    1 ea Main deployment bag, Shorty version..........................................................720800
    1 pr Main risers, T 17, 1” .....................................................................................834509
    1 pr Toggles, main, Gold ......................................................................................866036
    1 ea Single point release handle (Cutaway Handle).............................................862017
    1 ea alt.Single point release handle (Cutaway Handle for Q8-Q9 .......................862027
    2 ea Main closing loop..........................................................................................861013
    10 ea Rubber bands.................................................................................................971011
    1 ea Pull up cord ...................................................................................................984119
    1 ea Reserve packing data card ............................................................................570500
    1 ea Quasar II Owner’s Manual............................................................................510050
    OPTIONS
    1 pr Risers, Type 8, 1 3/4” w/mini rings ..............................................................834101
    1 ea Collapsible pilot chute .................................................................................790200
    Only the Quasar II reserve pilot chute is approved for use with this system. Do not substitute any
    other pilot chute.
    *

    ** Only the Quasar II molar type reserve free bag is approved for use when packing a ram air reserve

    into this system. Do not substitute any other free bag.
    All components listed above are also available separately from:

    STRONG ENTERPRISES
    11236 SATELLITE BLVD.
    ORLANDO, FL 32837
    Tel (407) 859-9317
    Fax (407) 850-6978
    E-mail: Sales@strongparachutes.com
    www.strongparachutes.com
    THE PARACHUTE COMPANY WITH IMAGINATION

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    STELLAR RESERVE CANOPY
    DESCRIPTION

    THE

    RESERVE
    by STRONG

    A low pack volume, 7-cell canopy
    manufactured with 1.1 oz/0-3 CFM ripstop
    Nylon. Spectra 725 lbs lines attached to
    stainless steel Rapide links are standard.
    The Stellar line of reserves was tested
    with the Quasar II harness/container assembly, and is approved by the FAA to TSO
    C23c, Category B.

    PN

    430120
    430140
    430160
    430180
    430200
    430220
    430240

    Model

    Stellar
    Stellar
    Stellar
    Stellar
    Stellar
    Stellar
    Stellar

    120
    140
    160
    180
    200
    220
    240

    Area
    Sq.Ft.

    Cord
    Ft/m

    Span
    Ft/m

    Max. Susp
    Weight
    lbs/kg

    Pack.Vol.
    Cu. In.

    Canopy
    Weight
    lbs/kg

    120
    140
    160
    180
    200
    220
    240

    7.50/2,29
    8.08/2,46
    8.81/2,69
    9.24/2,82
    9.75/2,97
    10.22/3,12
    10.73/3,27

    15.96/4,86
    17.13/5,22
    18.70/5,17
    19.46/5,93
    20.52/6,25
    21.50/6,55
    22.60/6,89

    144/65
    168/76
    192/87
    216/98
    240/108
    254/115
    254/115

    265
    305
    345
    385
    425
    465
    505

    4.2/1,9
    4.6/2,1
    5.1/2,3
    5.6/2,5
    6.6/3,0
    7.6/3,
    8.1/3,7

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    CANOPY COMPATIBILITY CHART
    To determine the pack volume of the Quasar II’s main and reserve containers, consult the
    TSO tag on the inside of the right front riser. It will be stamped with a Q number followed by a second number. Look up your rig’s Q number on the chart below to determine its reserve container size.
    The second number will be a 1, 2, 3, or 4. Follow straight down the column from your reserve size
    to determine the volume of your main container. For example: If your TSO tag read Q3/2, your container sizes would be 345 cu. in. for the reserve, and 325 cu. in. for the main.
    Quasar II Standard Container
    Reserve Q#

    Q1

    Q2

    Q3

    Q4

    Q5

    Q6

    Q7

    Q8

    Q9

    Reserve Vol.

    265

    325

    345

    385

    425

    465

    505

    560

    700

    Main #1

    225

    265

    305

    345

    385

    425

    465

    625

    N/A

    Main #2

    245

    285

    325

    365

    405

    445

    485

    700

    700

    Main #3

    265

    305

    345

    385

    425

    465

    505

    800

    N/A

    Main #4

    285

    325

    365

    405

    445

    485

    525

    N/A

    N/A

    Main #5

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    550

    N/A

    N/A

    Quasar II Shorty Container
    Reserve Q#

    Q1S

    Q2S

    Q3S

    Q4S

    Q5S

    Q6S

    Q7S

    Q8S

    Q9S

    Reserve Vol.

    305

    325

    345

    385

    425

    465

    505

    N/A

    N/A

    Main #0

    200

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    Main #1

    245

    265

    305

    345

    385

    425

    465

    625

    N/A

    Main #2

    265

    285

    325

    365

    405

    445

    485

    N/A

    N/A

    Main #3

    285

    305

    345

    385

    425

    465

    505

    N/A

    N/A

    Main #4

    305

    325

    365

    405

    445

    485

    525

    N/A

    N/A

    Main #5

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    525

    550

    N/A

    N/A

    Main #6

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    475

    N/A

    640

    550

    N/A

    N/A

    REQUIRED TRAINING
    Caution!! This manual is not a course of instruction on parachute jumping. No one should use
    this equipment to make a parachute jump, or allow it to be used by others, if they have not first completed a controlled program of instruction on the use of this type of equipment by a certified instructor.
    Furthermore, it is the sole responsibility of the user to ensure that the Quasar II has been
    assembled and packed correctly by a person who is qualified to do so.
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