- Feb 3, 2003
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Today me and my dad went to a gun show and while we were there, I looked around to see what I could find that could be used with rockets. Well, I didn't see anything untill I saw this BIG bag next to an old military sleeping bag. On the inside of this bag was something made of nylon. Parachute came to my mind. I asked what it was and it was a parachute!! I asked how big and I thought my jaw would hit the floor. He didn't know the dimentions of the parachute but I knew it was big. The bag was about 2 feet tall and about 1.5 feet wide. I asked how much and it was only $35!!!!!!!!!!!! I got home and measured it and the parachute was at least 25 feet in diameter!!!!! ONLY $35!!!! People spend 3 times that much on a parachute half that size! I won't be using this ANYTIME soon (unless Chuck Andrus wants to use it in a 6inch diameter rocket he will eventually build. I figured if all else failed, I could trim it down and make a smaller chute and use the scraps to make a hundred more chutes or sell it on ebay and make some money! I am really excited. This thing is huge! It weighs almost 20 pounds! Well, I just thought I might share my good luck!