PARACHUTE RIGGER HANDBOOK
 

Glossary "K"

KEEPER, HARNESS
Elastic webbing used to hold harness straps in place.

KICKER PLATE
A launching disc which is placed under the pilot chute.

KILL-LINE COLLAPSIBLE BRIDLE
A main pilot chute bridle configuration whereby the pilot chute is collapsed by use of a retractable centerline after it has deployed the parachute.

 

KNOT, CLOVE HITCH
type of knot used for attaching the suspension lines of a parachute to the connector links.

KNOT, OVER HAND
A simple knot tied in each running end of a piece of cord above a square knot or surgeon’s knot to prevent the ends from slipping back through the knot.

 

KNOT, SQUARE A strong knot for joining two cords or lines, which does not slip or loosen easily.

KNOT, SURGEONíS A type of knot commonly used for tying nylon threads or cords in place of a square knot to prevent mis-tying.

 

 
 
 
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