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    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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    BEFORE JUMPING
    After receiving your new Quasar II, inspect its contents to ensure that no components are
    missing. A detailed list of components can be found on page 5 of the Quasar II Owner’s Manual.
    Then thoroughly inspect the rig before beginning assembly. Is it the same color pattern that you
    ordered? Are the main and reserve containers sized properly to fit your canopies? To check this, consult the canopy compatibility chart on page 8. Look at all of the stitching, especially at the harness
    junctions. In the unlikely event that you find anything out of the ordinary, please contact Strong
    Enterprises immediately. Your business is important to us and we want you to be satisfied with your
    purchase.

    USING THE QUASAR II
    The following information is provided as a general guideline and is not intended to be used
    as a first jump course. No one should use this equipment to make a parachute jump unless he or she
    has first completed a controlled program of instruction in the use of this harness/container system
    and the canopies contained therein.

    DONNING AND ADJUSTING
    1. If the rig is equipped with step-in style leg strap adapters, first ensure that the straps are adjusted
    all the way out and not twisted, then step through the leg straps.
    If equipped with B-12 snaps,unhook them and let them hang free.
    2. Now lift the rig up by its main lift web and put it on as you would a coat.
    3. Thread the chest strap through its friction adapter and tighten until both main lift webs are parallel with each other. Be sure it is not routed through the reserve ripcord handle.
    4. Stow the excess chest strap in the supplied elastic keeper.
    5. B-12 SNAPS ONLY. Route the leg straps between your legs, removing all twists and fasten the
    snaps to their V-rings.
    6. Tighten the leg straps evenly
    until they are snug but not uncomfortable and stow their excess webbing in the pocket at the end of
    each leg pad. You are now ready for
    a pre-jump equipment check.

    Note: Be sure that the straps are threaded through the adapters exactly as shown or they may not
    hold.

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    PRE-JUMP CHECK
    You should always check your gear before putting it on, and get a full gear check before boarding
    and again before exiting the airplane. However, many skydivers don’t like others opening and closing their flaps, etc. The Quasar II allows you to receive a full gear check with a minimum of handling and fuss.
    The reserve pin can be checked without opening the pin protector flap by looking under the side of
    the flap. The main pin can be checked the same way as the reserve. (It is also very easy to open and
    close either pin protector flap without disturbing the pin.)
    1. Starting at the top of the rig, check the 3-ring release for proper hook-up.
    2. Check the RSL for proper routing. It should exit from under the wearer's right hand side of the
    reserve pin protector flap, then travel down the front side of the right front reserve riser where it is
    secured by tucking its plastic stiffener into the provided pockets. Finally, it should be hooked to the
    rear of the right riser using its stainless steel snap shackle.
    3. Make sure the release handle's velcro is mated securely and that there is no more than one half
    inch of yellow release cable exposed between the handle and the chest strap.
    4. Make sure the reserve ripcord handle is seated completely into its pocket and that the cable moves
    freely in its housing.
    5. Check for proper routing of the chest strap through its adapter and that it is not routed through the
    reserve ripcord handle.
    6. Check the routing of the leg straps through their hardware and ensure that the free ends are secured
    inside the leg pad's channel or with an elastic keeper.
    7. The reserve pin should be seated completely into the closing loop and should not be bent or contain any nicks. The closing loop should not be worn or frayed. The pin protector flap should be
    closed by tucking its tip into the pocket on the bottom reserve flap.
    8.The main pin should be seated at least half way into the closing loop, and should not contain any
    nicks. The closing loop should not be worn or frayed.
    9. The bridle should be routed correctly, straight down from the pin, tucked under the right side flap,
    and then entering the spandex pocket under the pilot chute.
    10. The main pin protector flap should be closed by inserting the end of the tab into the pocket located under the mid flap.
    11. The AAD, if equipped, should be properly calibrated and armed.

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    MAIN DEPLOYMENT
    1. While in a stable face-to-earth position, after waving off and clearing the air above you, reach back
    and grasp the pilot chute’s deployment handle.
    2. With one smooth motion, pull the pilot chute out of its pouch and throw it vigorously straight out
    to the side deploying it into clean air.

    Note: Do not simply pull the pilot chute from its pouch and release it. It must be thrown to the side
    to deploy it into clean air away from the jumper’s burble.

    MALFUNCTIONS
    This section is only to be used as a general guideline for identifying and dealing with malfunctions. It is not a course of instruction. Only professional training from a qualified instructor
    using a suspended harness can prepare you for dealing with a malfunction.
    Malfunctions are divided into two categories, total malfunctions and partial malfunctions. Of
    these, the latter is divided into High Speed and Low Speed.
    A total malfunction is defined as when you are for some reason unable to initiate deployment
    of the main parachute. This can occur because of a number of reasons including a lost or floating
    ripcord handle, a hard ripcord pull (Student version), or a lost pilot chute handle. Because you will
    still be at or near terminal velocity, a total malfunction requires immediate action. The proper procedure is to promptly activate the reserve while remaining in a stable, face-to-earth position.
    A partial malfunction is when you have initiated deployment of the main parachute, but for
    some reason it did not deploy fully. Examples of partial malfunctions include pilot chute in tow, bag
    lock, streamer, hung slider, line over, broken lines, torn cells and any spinning malfunction. Of these,
    the the first three are considered high speed malfunctions, and require immediate action. The others, considered low speed generally slow the jumper to a speed which allows more time to evaluate
    the situation. In either case, the proper procedure is to first look at and grasp the cutaway handle
    located on the inside of the right main lift web with your right hand. Then look at and grasp the
    reserve ripcord handle located on the inside of the left main lift web with your left hand. Now peel
    away the velcro that attaches the cutaway handle to the main lift web and in one smooth motion pull
    the cut-away handle vigorously to full arm extension. Immediately upon reaching full arm extension
    with your right hand, pull the reserve ripcord handle vigorously with your left until it also reaches
    full arm extension. Throw away both handles and assume a hard arch position.

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    RESERVE DEPLOYMENT
    This section is not intended to be a course in dealing with skydiving emergencies. It is simply a general description of how the Quasar II emergency parachute is deployed.
    In order for the reserve container to preform as designed, it is recommended that the jumper
    be in a stable face to earth position when deploying the reserve. However, there are some instances
    that require use of the reserve now, and in these situations simply pulling the reserve should take
    precedence over pulling with stability.
    1. First, look at and grasp the reserve ripcord handle with both hands.
    2. In one motion, vigorously pull the reserve ripcord handle to full arm’s length.
    3. Arch hard into a stable, student type freefall position.

    AAD INSTALLATION
    Currently the CYPRES AAD is the only unit that is approved for use with the Quasar II harness/container system. All CYPRES channels and pockets are factory-stitched into the rig and no
    modifications are necessary. Installation requires no tools and can be accomplished by a senior or
    master rigger in under five minutes using the following technique.
    1. Slide the processing unit into its spandex pocket located inside the reserve container on the bottom flap. Ensure that the unit is oriented so that the exiting wires lie adjacent to the bottom wall of
    the container.
    2. First route the release unit (cutter) up through the grommet located near the base of the bottom
    sub flap, and then through the channel, sewn to the left side flap and seat it into the elastic pocket.
    The hole in the end of the release unit should be aligned with the flap’s grommet.
    3. Now route the control unit up through the supplied channel located on the bottom of the reserve
    container. After exiting the end of the channel the control unit is then inserted through the slot to the
    channel’s immediate right and seated into its pocket inside the backpad. A short section of Type III
    tape is stitched into the pocket to aid in installation.
    4. Coil all excess cables in front of the processing unit and cover them with the supplied flap by mating its Velcro. Coils should not be smaller than 1” diameter.
    Note: Use only special CYPRES closing loop with washer when installing this AAD.
    All batteries, which are 2 years or longer in a CYPRES, must be replaced. CYPRES needs to be
    returned four years from the original date of manufacture as stated on the unit label. A “window” of
    plus/minus three months is allowed. CYPRES News 12/95.

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    RESERVE PACKING INSTRUCTIONS
    Please read these instructions fully to gain a thorough understanding of the Quasar II and its
    components before starting to pack. If the rig is to be fitted with an AAD, refer to page 12 of this
    manual for detailed installation instructions before continuing.

    RIGGER QUALIFICATIONS
    FAR Part 105.43 (2) states that only a certificated and appropriately rated senior or master
    parachute rigger may pack a reserve parachute that will be carried for use aboard an aircraft in the
    U.S. By following the instructions in this manual, any current, appropriately rated rigger should be
    able to assemble and pack the Quasar II reserve.

    REQUIRED TOOLS
    1 ea. temporary locking pin
    1 ea. 60” pull up cord
    1 ea. packing paddle
    2 ea. 1.5” x 6” pile Velcro® (Ram Air Reserve Only)

    ROUND RESERVE
    Note: Only round reserves with a full stow diaper may be packed into the Quasar II. No provisions
    are provided for stowing the lines in the container.
    Follow the packing instructions provided by the manufacturer of the particular canopy you are
    installing for assembly, flaking, and line stowage.

    ASSEMBLY

    1. Attach the 40" reserve bridle to the pilot
    chute with a lark’s head knot that passes
    through all three of the pilot chute's dacron
    line loops.

    2. Attach the bridle to the canopy’s apex
    with a lark’s head knot as well.

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    FOLDING THE CANOPY
    3. Lines should be stowed to within 12-18" of the links. Spread the connector links and reserve risers evenly across the bottom of the container so as not to create a lump in the wearer's back.

    4. Place the diaper into the lower left corner of
    the container with the canopy extending out to
    the right side. If the lines are stowed parallel
    with the canopy's radial seams as on the
    Strong 26' Lite, then position the canopy so
    that the lines face toward the main container.

    5. Continue S-folding the canopy toward the
    top of the container, keeping the folds slightly
    wider than the side flaps. The closing loop
    should extend between the fourth and fifth
    fold from the bottom.

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    6. Position the apex of the canopy
    under the center of the top sub-flap
    with the bridle exiting to the right
    side.

    SEE PAGE 23 FOR “CLOSING THE CONTAINER”

    RAM AIR RESERVE
    Note: The following canopy packing instructions are only for use with Strong Enterprises Stellar
    series reserve canopies. If you are installing another manufacturer’s ram air reserve into the Quasar
    II you should refer to that manufacturer’s instructions for canopy packing and go directly to the section entitled Folding the Canopy into the Free Bag for further instructions.

    ASSEMBLY
    1. Attach the 13’ bridle/free-bag assembly to the pilot chute with a lark’s head knot that passes
    through all three of the pilot chute’s dacron line loops.
    2. Attach the canopy to the reserve risers using the supplied #5 stainless steel rapid links.
    3. Tighten the links securely.
    4. Route the control lines down through the rear
    slider grommets and their corresponding guide
    rings on the risers.
    5. Attach the toggles by passing the loop at the
    end of the control line up through the toggle’s
    grommet, and then around the end of the toggle.
    6. Once complete, perform a thorough continuity
    check. This may include inflating the canopy to be absolutely sure it is oriented properly.
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    PACKING THE STELLAR RESERVE

    7. Layout the harness/container assembly as
    though the wearer was lying face down,
    head towards canopy. Anchor the rig so that
    it cannot slide forward by weighting its pack
    tray or by hooking the leg straps to a secure
    fixture.
    Insert the ripcord cable into its housing and
    route the pin out of the yoke through the
    reinforced slot located just beneath the
    reserve top flap.

    8. Set the right and the left deployment brakes by
    pulling the brake loop through the guide ring and then
    inserting the end of the toggle through the loop. Stow
    the excess control line under the toggle.

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    9. Standing near the rig, reach down and
    pick up the canopy's lines near the connector links. Use your fingers to separate the
    front riser lines, the rear riser lines, and the
    control lines.

    10. Walk toward the canopy pushing the
    slider ahead of you as you go. Continue
    until the slider is completely seated against
    its stops and cannot move any further.
    Ensure that the lines are tensioned evenly
    and that all are taut.

    11. Flake out all seven cells of the nose and
    place them between your knees.
    12. Reach down into the center of the
    canopy and pleat all excess material outward from between each set of line attachment points. Clear out the stabilizers as
    well.
    13. Flake the tail neatly with all line tabs to
    the inside and resting on top of the other
    suspension lines.

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    14. Ensure that the slider is still seated completely against its stops and push it down
    into the canopy between the right and left
    line groups. It should be folded in such a
    way so as to instantly catch air the moment
    its four corners are spread.

    15. Locate the center of the tail next to the
    warning label and pull it up so that it covers
    the slider.

    16. Now release the nose from between your
    knees and hold the canopy up with one
    hand.

    17. Swing the tail seams around to the front
    of the canopy and join the two with the
    entire nose protruding from between them.
    18. Grasp the tail seams and the entire nose
    with your free hand and very gently, with
    one smooth motion, swing the canopy out
    and lay it down flat.

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    FOLDING THE CANOPY INTO THE
    FREEBAG
    19. Place your knees on the base of the
    canopy to maintain control and keep the
    lines taut.

    20. Follow the center seam forward from the
    warning label towards the nose, spreading
    the canopy into two halves as you go until
    you reach the nose opening of the center
    cell.

    21. Fold the entire center cell straight under
    the base of the canopy and again kneel on it
    to maintain control. The canopy is now
    divided evenly into three sections, the center cell you are kneeling on, and the two ears
    which contain the outer three cells from
    each side of the canopy.

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    22. Find the three nose openings on the
    inside edge of each ear and pleat them out
    neatly on top of each other.

    23. Now dress the ears to approximately the
    same width as the ear pockets in the top of
    the molar bag.

    24. Fold the ends of the ears under about
    eight inches and slide them into the molar
    bag, inserting each into its respective pocket.

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    25. Grasp the entire bag and fold it back on
    top of the canopy.

    26. Now pull the bag towards you while
    folding it under the canopy to create an Sfold deep enough to fill the bottom of the
    bag below the ears.

    27. The remainder of the canopy should be
    S-folded between the previous fold and the
    bag mouth.

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    LINE STOWS
    28. Lock the bag closed with two bights of
    suspension line through the elastic safety
    stow. Make the bight between 1.25 and 1.5
    inches in length beyond the elastics.

    29. Rotate the bag onto its ears so that it is
    upside down and open the pouch on the bottom of the bag. Use the 1.5 X 6 inch pile
    Velcro®, mentioned in the Required Tools
    section, to cover the hook Velcro® on the
    bag side of the pouch so it will not snag the
    lines. S-fold the remainder of the suspension line into the pouch leaving about
    twelve inches from the bag to the links, then
    remove the pile Velcro® strips and mate the
    bag’s Velcro® securely, being careful not to
    capture any lines.

    BAG PLACEMENT
    30. Spread the rapid links and reserve risers
    evenly across the bottom of the container so
    as not to create a lump in the wearer’s back.
    31. Place the bag into the container with the
    line pouch facing down against the pack
    tray.
    32. Route the pull up cord up through the
    grommet in the free bag.
    31. S-fold the bridle up and down in the center of the bag between the grommet and the
    top of the ears approximately five feet from
    the pilot chute. Bridle should exit towards
    either bottom corner of reserve container.

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    CLOSING THE RESERVE CONTAINER

    34. Close the top sub-flap and lock it with
    the temporary pin. Now S-fold the bridle
    just below center of grommet.

    35. Route the pull up cord through the pilot
    chute and out of its #0 grommet in the top
    plate.

    36. With the pilot chute centered, compress
    it fully and lock it with the temporary pin
    ensuring that no mesh or fabric is caught

    37. Spread the pilot chute’s canopy so that it
    lies flat. Starting at the top, roll the fabric
    down to the base of the pilot chute and tuck
    it under the cap.

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    38. Next fold the bottom of the canopy up
    but don’t tuck it under the cap like the top,
    instead let it rest next to the cap to serve as
    a cushion to help hide its edge.

    39. Likewise, fold the sides in the same
    manner as the bottom, letting all of the folded material lie in a 1.5 to 2 inch space beside
    the cap.
    Next, close the left side flap over the pilot
    chute and lock it closed with the temporary
    pin.

    40. Now close the remaining right side flap
    and lock it closed with the temporary pin.
    Using a packing paddle, insert the top subflap tuck-in tabs into the container under the
    reserve canopy.

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    41. Slide the RSL onto the cable and then
    route the pin through the channel on the bottom of the reserve top flap until it is protruding from the end of the flap.

    42. Close the top reserve flap and lock it
    closed with the temporary pin.
    Close the bottom reserve flap, remove the
    temporary pin and lock it closed with the
    ripcord pin.

    43. Seal the ripcord pin and record your
    work on the packing data card.

    44. COUNT YOUR TOOLS!

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    MAIN PACKING INSTRUCTIONS
    Due to the wide variety of canopies currently available on the sport market we have elected
    not to cover main canopy packing. For this, you should follow the packing instructions provided by
    the manufacturer of the particular canopy you are going to use.

    ATTACHING THE RISERS
    1. Attach your canopy to the main risers using the rapid links supplied by its manufacturer.
    2. Tighten the links securely.
    3. Route the control lines down through the rear slider grommets and their corresponding guide rings
    on the main risers.
    4. Attach the toggles by passing the loop at the end of the control line up through the grommet, and
    then around the end of the toggle. Refer to page 15, step 5.

    PROPER 3-RING ASSEMBLY

    Inspecting the 3-Ring release. Riser releases should
    be inspected prior to every jump. They should be disassembled and cleaned at the beginning of every jump day.
    but at least once a month. It should be done more often in
    humid, muddy or freezing conditions or after dragging or
    water landing. Any mud or dirt must be removed. Use soap
    and water and then dry throughly. Any rusted parts must be
    replaced.

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    ATTACHING THE PILOT CHUTE AND DEPLOYMENT BAG
    1. To attach, pass the loop at the end of the pilot chute bridle through the bag’s grommet. The loop
    should extend out of the grommet on the inside of the bag.
    2. Now pass the loop through the metal ring, which is sewn to the top of your canopy, and then pass
    the entire pilot chute and deployment bag back through the loop and pull tight
    Note:: If your canopy does not have a metal ring but simply a loop made of nylon webbing, then the
    use of a rapid link is necessary for attachment. DO NOT tie the bridle directly to the canopy
    without a ring or rapid link. This will cause canopy fabric to be pulled through the bag’s
    grommet upon deployment causing canopy damage.

    ATTACHING THE OPTIONAL COLLAPSIBLE PILOT CHUTE/BAG ASSEMBLY

    Assembly
    1. Insert free end of bridle with deflation line
    and retainer into grommet in top of bag (minimum grommet size #4).
    2. Insert #4 Rapide link in bridle loops on
    inside of bag. Make sure deflation line (white
    Spectra) is in the center of link.
    3. Attach deflation line and retainer strap (Type
    I 9/16") to canopy attachment point with #4
    Rapide link.

    Bridle

    Grommet
    Operation
    1. Pack the canopy per manufacturer's instruction
    2. S-fold the canopy into the D-bag.
    3. Pull all the excess line out of the D-bag
    through the grommet. The connector link at the
    canopy should lay against the bag grommet
    without pinching any material.
    4. Lock the bag and stow the remainder of the
    lines in the normal manner.
    5. Place the bag in the pack tray so that it will
    not slide.
    6. Grasp the pilot chute handle and pull it until
    all slack line is inside the bridle. Check window to see P/C is cocked.
    7. Close the container in the normal manner.
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    Retainer strap
    Deflation line

    Rapide link #4

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    THE DEPLOYMENT BAG
    The Quasar II deployment bag is constructed of para-pak and contains no Velcro® closures
    to wear out. It utilizes two locking stows and can be fitted with either rubber bands or ‘Tube Stoes’.
    1. After packing your canopy according to its manufacturer’s instructions, S-fold it and place it into
    the bag. Ensure that all excess bridle or deflation line is pulled out through the bag's grommet and
    the ring located on the canopy is seated against the grommet.
    2. Lock the bag closed with two bights of suspension line, then stow the remainder of the lines across
    the bottom of the bag. Leave approximately 18” of line free between the last line stow and the top
    of the risers.

    Note: If you have installed a Strong Enterprises collapsible pilot chute, it must now be “Inflated”.
    First ensure that the canopy’s bridle attachment ring (or Link) is seated firmly against the bag’s
    grommet without capturing any canopy fabric. Now pull the pilot chute handle away from the bag
    until all of the deflation line rests inside of the hollow bridle. Check window in bridle to make sure
    pilot chute is cocked.
    Failure to do so may result in a pilot chute in tow malfunction.

    CLOSING THE CONTAINER
    1. Thread a pull up cord through the main container closing loop.
    2. Place the bag into the pack tray with the lines oriented toward the bottom of the container and
    route the risers neatly down both sides of the rig and into the pack tray.
    3. Lift up on the pull up cord while you rotate the bag downward and seat it firmly into the container.

    4. Close the bottom flap first.Then the top flap. With
    the bridle exiting to the right, temporarily inserting the bridle’s curved ripcord pin.

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    5. Stand the rig up vertically and close the riser covers by folding their plastic tongues into the riser cover
    pockets located on the inside of the yoke.

    6. Lay the rig flat once again and close the left side
    flap next, followed by the right side flap and secure
    them with the bridle’s curved ripcord pin.
    Safety Tip! Pin should point up, so that shifting
    prior to the jump will be to keep the pin secure.

    7. Tuck the bridle under the right side flap into the
    bridle flap of the container and then close the pin
    protector flap by folding it up over the side flaps and
    inserting it into the slot in the center flap.

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    FOLDING THE PILOT CHUTE

    8. Spread the pilot chute out adjacent to the main
    container with the mesh side facing up and fold it in
    half.

    9. Now fold its curved side and the bridle back to
    the handle.

    10. Fold the pilot chute in thirds and then roll it into
    a tight cylindrical shape.

    11. Slide the folded pilot chute and all excess bridle
    into the Spandex pouch located on the bottom of the
    container.

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    MAINTENANCE AND CARE
    The Quasar II is manufactured under strict quality control standards from the finest materials available, however your care will determine the useful service life of the system. Always use a
    drag mat under the container when packing to avoid damage. Keep the rig out of direct sunlight as
    much as possible to prevent the colors from fading. Never pack canopies of improper size into the
    container. If they are too small, the pins will be loose and the likelihood of a premature container
    opening is greatly increased. On the other hand if the canopies are too big, the pins will fit very tight
    which may cause a hard pull on the reserve or a pilot chute in tow malfunction on the main. Also,
    the container flaps will be stretched and their plastic stiffeners distorted, seriously shortening the
    container’s life.

    INSPECTION
    The Quasar II and its components should be inspected for signs of wear or damage every fifty
    jumps or at each reserve repack, whichever comes first. The closing loop, deployment bag, and pilot
    chute of the main container will receive the majority of the wear and these items should be checked
    each time the main is packed. The reserve closing loop should be replaced at each reserve repack.

    Cleaning
    When cleaning any of the rig’s closing flaps, the canopies should be removed first. To remove
    minor soiled areas use a clean cloth dampened with warm soapy water. Grease and other petroleum
    can be removed with lighter fluid. If the rig is severely soiled it may be washed in warm soapy water
    after removing both canopies and all handles, AADs, etc. Use a mild soap such as Ivory Snow and
    a soft brush.

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    Quasar
    II Order
    Information
    Quasar
    II Order
    Information
    The QUASAR II comes CYPRES ready, and
    includes risers with toggles, deployment bags,
    reserve ripcord, reserve pilot chute, main throw-out
    pilot chute, and Owner’s manual.
    Features:
    Equipped for square reserve with your choice of the
    following:
    Risers:
    Type 8 or Type 17
    3 ring release:
    Mini or Standard rings
    Chest strap:
    Type 8 or Type 17
    Leg strap:
    Standard 3 1/2 or Single wide
    Pilot chute:
    Standard or Collapsible
    Main P/C location: BOC or ROL
    Options:
    Embroidery (ten letters)
    Hackey handle: custom color
    stock color
    Hook knife on right MLW
    B12 Snaps on Leg Straps
    Ringed harness (@ leg strap)
    Matching Gear Bag
    Matching Pak Mat
    CYPRES AAD (Installed)
    Spare Parts:
    Free Bag with Bridle
    Reserve Pilot Chute
    Reserve Ripcord
    Cutaway handle (pillow)
    Main Deployment Bag
    Throw-Out Pilot Chute
    Collapsible Pilot Chute
    Main Risers, Type 17, (1”)
    Main Risers, Type 8 (1.75”)
    RSL w/ stainless steel snap shackle
    Steering Toggles (Main or Reserve)
    Closing Loop (Main)
    Closing Loop (Reserve)
    Owner’s Manual

    $25
    $30
    $20
    $15
    $25
    $150
    $125
    $30
    call

    The QUASAR II container is manufactured with
    1000 denier Cordura for durability. Parapak (420
    denier) is also available.
    The Strong Enterprises gear bag has been the choice
    of the U.S. Style/ Accuracy and Para Ski Teams for
    several years. It is made out of 1000 denier Cordura
    in your custom colors, has four pockets, and
    shoulder straps
    The Pak Mat comes in your custom colors, and has
    pockets for rubber bands and pull-up cords.
    Measuring Guide
    Inseam: Without shoes, from crotch to floor. This
    is not necessarily the same as your pants inseam.
    Thigh: Horizontally around your leg at the crotch.
    Height: Without shoes
    Weight: Fully dressed
    Waist: At belly button
    Torso: From the top of the hipbone, to the bottom
    of the hollow spot at the base of your neck. (See
    illustration)

    $70
    $90
    $30
    $30
    $60
    $65
    $90
    $75
    $75
    $24
    $15
    $1
    $1
    $5

    STRONG ENTERPRISES
    11236 SATELLITE BLVD.
    ORLANDO, FL 32837
    Tel (407) 859-9317
    Fax (407) 850-6978
    E-mail: Sales@strongparachutes.com
    www.strongparachutes.com
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    Quasar order form 580119 Rev. J 10/12/00

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    Quasar II, and IIS Order Form
    Left main lift web
    Stripe Colors

    STRONG ENTERPRISES

    3

    3

    11236 SATELLITE BLVD.

    1

    a
    b

    2

    ORLANDO, FL 32837
    Tel (407) 859-9317
    Fax (407) 850-6978
    E-mail: Sales@strongparachutes.com
    www.strongparachutes.com

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    4
    5

    Embroidery
    8
    a
    b
    c

    6

    5

    7

    The Quasar II is CYPRES ready and comes complete with reserve
    pilot chute, molar type free bag, reserve static line, reserve ripcord,
    release handle, main risers, main D-bag, hand deploy pilot chute,
    main and reserve toggles, loops, rubber bands, and owners manual

    4

    8

    + 2 weeks!=

    Date Order received
    Office use only

    9

    Customer
    Address

    Monogram

    City

    Monogram color

    State

    1

    6

    2

    7

    3

    8

    4

    9

    Zip

    Country
    Telephone
    Email
    Main Canopy

    5

    Pack Vol
    Pack Vol

    Reserve Canopy

    Leg Pad Color

    Measurements

    Back Pad

    Height

    Rel. Handle

    Weight

    Harness Color

    Waist

    Trim Color

    At your belly button
    Inseam
    Type of Quasar
    Quasar II
    Quasar IIS

    Crotch to floor

    You may choose between Quasar
    II or Quasar II Shorty, or we will
    decide based on your canopy sizes
    and your body measurements.

    You choose, based on my body and canopy sizes.

    Thigh
    Horizontally around leg at crotch
    Torso
    From top of breast bone, diagonally to top of hip bone
    Options

    Standard features/Check one

    Monogram

    $25.00

    Risers:

    Type 17, 1”

    Type 8, 1 3/4

    Hackey Handle, Color:

    $30.00

    3 Ring:

    Mini Rings

    Large rings

    Hook knife on Right MLW

    $15.00

    Chest strap

    Type 17

    Type 8

    Ring Harness

    Leg straps:

    Standard 3 1/2

    Single width

    B-12 Snaps

    Main Pilot Chute:

    BOC

    ROL

    Matching Kit Bag

    $125.00

    Pilot Chute:

    Standard

    Collapsible

    Matching Pak Mat

    $30.00

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    Install CYPRES

    $150.00
    $25.00

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    If you have any question about rigging and
    packing your Quasar II parachute
    system, do not hesitate to call
    Strong Enterprises: 800-344-6319
    or
    fax: 407-850-6978
    or
    email: Sales@strongparachutes.com

    This manual is available in color on our website
    www.strongparachutes.com/manuals.html

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    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