Aerocon Systems

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Lowpuller

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Any one use Aerocon Systems lately? If so, how was your experience?

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Worsaer

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I order from them from time to time, always a good experience.

timbucktoo

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Yea, I have always had good experience with them too!

me too

Bat-mite

Rocketeer in MD
Good experience, but haven't shopped lately. No reason to think it has changed.

RocketFeller

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It's been fifteen years or so, but it was good.

rstaff3

Oddroc-eteer
Never heard anything bad. They did be right.

Good experience, but haven't shopped lately. No reason to think it has changed.
+1....

I have sent people there on occasion...

Teddy

mpitfield

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No recent experience and only limited. Purchased an ARRD from them Nov 12th 2013, received a UPS shipping notification on Nov 13th 2013, arrived in Canada on the 19th of November.

tab28682

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Excellent results. I last used them in late 2014 or early 2015.

pondman

Serenity now......
Not recently, but always good.

scsager

Slightly burned-out old guy
Picked up a few of their 36" mil surplus parachutes back when they were only $6 a piece. More recently, grabbed one of the 60" chutes for$12.

Lowpuller

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Was have been looking at the 60" chute. Is it military surplus? Suitable for a rocket as it, or does it need modification?

patelldp

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Was have been looking at the 60" chute. Is it military surplus? Suitable for a rocket as it, or does it need modification?
Best deal in the hobby. Those chutes are ready to go out of the box!

soopirV

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Picked up a few of their 36" mil surplus parachutes back when they were only $6 a piece. More recently, grabbed one of the 60" chutes for$12.

Was have been looking at the 60" chute. Is it military surplus? Suitable for a rocket as it, or does it need modification?
Not to resurrect an old thread, but I just ordered and received three of these, and am wondering what these were from, anyone know? The shroud lines are bulkier than I expected, but are supple enough to pack in a 3" airframe (a bit longer of a burrito than I'm used to). My three had heavy steel braided cable still looped through the bridle.

rharshberger

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Not to resurrect an old thread, but I just ordered and received three of these, and am wondering what these were from, anyone know? The shroud lines are bulkier than I expected, but are supple enough to pack in a 3" airframe (a bit longer of a burrito than I'm used to). My three had heavy steel braided cable still looped through the bridle.
The chutes are most likely air dropped parachute flare chutes, the cable would have been to protect the bridle from the heat of the flare.

soopirV

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The chutes are most likely air dropped parachute flare chutes, the cable would have been to protect the bridle from the heat of the flare.
Thanks!! Forgive the ignorance, but what purpose would the air-dropped flares serve?

rharshberger

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Thanks!! Forgive the ignorance, but what purpose would the air-dropped flares serve?
They light up target areas enough that aerial gunners or troops on the ground can identify and kill enemy combatants. Aerial flares shine with millions of candle power iirc. There was one dropped over a gunnery range near where my unit was traing and it was bright enough I could still hit paper commie targets easily at 300 meters with the iron sights on my M-60.

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soopirV

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They light up target areas enough that aerial gunners or troops on the ground can identify and kill enemy combatants. Aerial flares shine with millions of candle power iirc. There was one dropped over a gunnery range near where my unit was traing and it was bright enough I could still hit paper commie targets easily at 300 meters with the iron sights on my M-60.
Wow, thanks for the added explanation too! Certainly a lot different than I was picturing (which was causing me to wonder why a flare would need a 5' chute!)