Powered Parachute Flying Handbook

Chapter 5 — Preflight and Ground Operations

Line Tangles, Twists, and Line-Overs

Line tangles and twists can be frustrating if you do not understand how to solve them. The good news is that wing line problems are simple to understand, few in type, and easy to solve. They break down into line twists and line-overs. A definite advantage for the pilot is that both ends of the suspension lines are attached to either the risers or the wing. That means there are no loose ends to get twisted in and around each other. Any loops in the lines readily pull out if shaken a little; gently shaking all of the lines loose is 5-15 an important step to get the wing laid out properly in preparation for flight.

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