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While working on my Mercury Redstone from Sheri's Hot Rockets, I decided that I wanted to use a chute that looked somewhat NASAish. I contacted several rocketry chute providers (not all by any means) and most did not want to take the custom job. Scott of K&S did. We decided on a 36", 12 gore, semi-hemispherical chute.

Scott was very upfront with me and explained that it would take a while to get the white material and I said there would be no problem with that. It did take a while but when the chute came in it was worth the wait. It looked good, had heavy stitching, a spillhole at the top and was folded much nicer than it would ever be folded again.

Thanks Scott!

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While working on my Mercury Redstone from Sheri's Hot Rockets, I decided that I wanted to use a chute that looked somewhat NASAish. I contacted several rocketry chute providers (not all by any means) and most did not want to take the custom job. Scott of K&S did. We decided on a 36", 12 gore, semi-hemispherical chute.

Scott was very upfront with me and explained that it would take a while to get the white material and I said there would be no problem with that. It did take a while but when the chute came in it was worth the wait. It looked good, had heavy stitching, a spillhole at the top and was folded much nicer than it would ever be folded again.

Thanks Scott!
John,

Try and get some picture of it in action. Sorry it took awhile to get it to you.
 

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Although I ordered this chute to use in a Sheri's Hot Rockets Mercury Redstone, I was unable to use it for that purpose for two reasons. The main reason is that during the construction of the rocket I blundered with the placement of a centering ring so that I had much less space for recovery gear than I should have. The second reason is that this chute has heavy nylon shrouds that have some bulk to them. Taken with my small available volume, the result was that I could in no way stuff the chute into place.

Months later, the Redstone had still not flown but I started work on a LOC Cyclotron. It came with a chute of the same size but much thinner (and fewer) shrouds. I decided to switch and used the K&S chute on the maiden flight of my cyclotron.

When I displayed the chute to the others present, they were very appreciative of its appearance. I severely regretted not being able to use it on the Redstone but was glad to have a chance to use it at all.

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The rocket flight was great but the deployment was just as good. This chute looked good in the air and brought the fairly heavy rocket down gently with no damage.

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This is a nice product. When in the market for another custom chute, I will definitely keep K&S in mind. I do have a BIG Saturn V in the waiting pile and think it would be great to have a cluster of chutes of this type...
 

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Very nice. It looks like it is quite strong, too.

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John thanks for the kind words. If you do not mind I would like to use the picture of the rocket under chute for on our website. When you are ready for anymore chutes just give me a yell and I will take care of you.

Thanks
 

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I am not surprised. I have several K&S chutes and they are very nice.
 

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John thanks for the kind words. If you do not mind I would like to use the picture of the rocket under chute for on our website. When you are ready for anymore chutes just give me a yell and I will take care of you.

Thanks
Feel free to use it how you wish.

JAL
 

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Another positive vote for K&S chutes. I am thinking of getting a set of 3 orange and white chutes for my 20lb SatV nosecone with D-bags. Should look pretty neat! Going to try and fly the Saturn at TARC again.

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Another positive vote for K&S chutes. I am thinking of getting a set of 3 orange and white chutes for my 20lb SatV nosecone with D-bags. Should look pretty neat! Going to try and fly the Saturn at TARC again.

Ben
Ben just let me know when you want them...:D
 

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Scott,

Why did you have to go and make those... now I need 3 of them for my Mercury little joe... sometimes I hate this hobby LOL or at least my wallet hates it!

Great stuff!
 

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Scott,

Why did you have to go and make those... now I need 3 of them for my Mercury little joe... sometimes I hate this hobby LOL or at least my wallet hates it!

Great stuff!
you should have no problem paying for those chutes with those high prices on decals!! :roll:

Ben
 

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you should have no problem paying for those chutes with those high prices on decals!! :roll:

Ben

Uh yeah... time for a price increase across the board.... :D Or wait I could just charge YOU double, that should about cover some new chutes.... HA HA HA
 

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I think I am going to wait till you have another sale :) Plus I still have that 54-2000 motor.

Ben
Ben we extended our RG7 Blues sale till this friday since some people want some items but did not get payed till this coming friday plus I need to clear out some stuff to make room for some material that is coming. Also I would be willing to work with you on the motor....:) Drop me an email.
 

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Scott,

Why did you have to go and make those... now I need 3 of them for my Mercury little joe... sometimes I hate this hobby LOL or at least my wallet hates it!

Great stuff!
Mark,
Drop me an email and we can work on a deal....:D
 

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Sweet Scott, I always love a deal! YOU ROCK!

Of course All your Chutes are a deal! If you havn't seen one up close, trust me. they are awesome!

I wish I had a better picture of one in use.
but heres a 4" rocket on his KSR-14 Nice and soft landing!

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Sweet Scott, I always love a deal! YOU ROCK!

Of course All your Chutes are a deal! If you havn't seen one up close, trust me. they are awesome!

I wish I had a better picture of one in use.
but heres a 4" rocket on his KSR-14 Nice and soft landing!
Mark,

Who's rocket was that?
 

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Thats the kid that won the "lawn darts" at SURF's Up a couple months ago.

Looks beautiful don't it!
Was it a KSR-14 that I sent you? Do you know if he has any good pictures of it under chute? I would like some to post on my site.
 

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