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How Do You Fold A Rocket Man Parachute?

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Steven

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Have three of these at 5' ft. each for my Saturn V. Never used them before and it's a real difficult material for me to get my hands around without things slipping right out of them. :facepalm::bang:
 

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Go to the two minute mark on this video:
https://youtu.be/iNse8y7Ao-0

I usually don't stuff them like that, though. I put the loop at the bottom of the shroud lines over hitch ball, then hold the loop at the top of the canopy and straighten out the gores. Then just zee fold the chute.
Rocketman chutes aren't too picky.


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Here is the answer I got from Ky when I asked him the same question:

"Our chutes have only 4 lines so you can pack them in just about any way as long as lines are not tangled."
 

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Isn't he supposed to fold the chute himself?

(Sorry. Couldn't resist.)
 

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You don't, you stuff them in the d-bag. That's why KY himself told me at LDRS 19.
 

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My 2nd HPR rocket was the Explorer 7/Freedom to Fly (4"/38mm). It came with a very short shock tether, contrary to what I later learned was the common practice. On one flight, I packed the chute like it did all the others. It was so slippery that the shroud lines extended to the length of the shock tether and the chute stayed in. Can you say 'shattered phenolic"
 

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