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17th July 2011, 09:34 PM
Would this work as a parachute for a High Power rocket?
here is the link (http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-40-SPEED-RUNNING-POWER-CHUTE-training-parachute-/250856543052?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6837134c)
17th July 2011, 09:48 PM
All depends on the weight of the rocket. Advantage is that the chute won't tangle.
Available at Sears for quite low prices.
17th July 2011, 09:54 PM
Hmmm I don't know. Interesting. I wonder if you would get a comparable rate of descent? Hmmm
18th July 2011, 12:24 PM
The rate of descent will likely be higher than a standard chute of the same size, as the mesh tends to force air around the canopy.
That said, mesh parachutes can work very well. Their biggest advantages are that they can't get an inversion, nor can anything get tangled in their lines.
We've used them as pilot chutes on our big projects, to extra 28 foot bagged mains.
The ones we use are available from Aerocon Systems (http://aeroconsystems.com/cart/products/60_inch_pilot_parachute_Green_White-69-2.html).
My concern about the one you showed is how strong that attachment from the lines to the canopy itself is. It appears from the photos that the mesh itself isn't attached to the canopy.
The Amazing Criswell
25th July 2011, 05:02 AM
depends on the weight of the rocket and the angle of descent
25th July 2011, 02:27 PM
It could work. Sure.
That said, would you want to trust your recovery to an expensive rocket to something that is marketed as an athletic training aid? I would want to know more about the materials used and method of construction (and drag coefficients) before laying down dollars. Interesting, but it is a safer investment to stick with the known parachute vendors.
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