6th January 2012, 04:26 PM
Parachute Vent Holes
Ok, so now I am going to sound wimpy or something. But I am tired of my low power rockets taking such a long journey floating down from the heights. In reading various places I have seen mention of cutting a vent hole in the parachute.
This makes a lot of sense to me. I had been thinking of switching to using streamers for the rockets since they don't go nearly as far anyway. But the thing that I am not sure of is how big of a hole to cut?
I don't know how heavy most of my rockets are, but they are all pretty small. In fact, half launch up decent with a 1/2A3-4T motor.
Along the lines, do most people buy a scale for the purpose of weighing their rockets? (Or simply rely on the kit manufacturer to tell them?)