Jason, I don't remember. Were the CATO chutes flat or semi-hemispherical?
The drag of flat chutes is typically much less than a shaped chutes so basically a shaped chute can be smaller in diameter yet still provide a slow descent. For example, one of my big birds uses a 36" flat chute but recovers more reliably on a 30" shaped chute.
Regardless of the chute size, it seems the rockets always find the only rock, creek, or tree on the field. Sometimes a combination of the three.
Kit (AKA Cranky Kong)
Total Total Impulse as BAR: 7,753.69 Ns (Equivalent to a 51% M motor.)
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