How do you use your nomex?

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Nomex usage?

  • Burrito

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  • Piston

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Adam3836

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I personally fold my chute with the extra slack of the lines in the parachute then folded in a Z shape then I put it in the nomex chute protector and push the chute protector down the body tube almost like your “clogging the tube” for lack of better term
So folded chute inside nomex
Nomex is covering entire chute and push it down in the tube “plugging it”
ejection charge hits your nomex pushes it out the body tube
That’s my process lol
 
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Culprit

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I used to use the nomex/Kevlar like a piston or a cup, but had some scorched chutes due to blow-by, so I completely enclose them like a burrito now.
 

afadeev

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Neither technique seams to fit my preferred application:



 

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I use the burrito method but had one nomex blanket get burn holes and a parachute destroyed. Now, I still use the burrito method but first add a sheet of wadding plus dog barf (cellulose insulation). Works well!
 
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