Mylar chutes

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AtomicStorm

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Ive never used a mylar chute before but i have read many good things about them. As long as you pre-wrinkle and add some talcum powder. I am working on an upgraded c3 build and i am considering either a 9 or 10" mylar chute or 12' mylar streamer. Ive read that most people like to use 1/4 mil. So my question to anyone with experience making these, is this the same cheap mylar blanket that you get from walmart for a few bucks? I couldn't find the thickness in the description. Another thing, is the gold mylar just as good as the silver? If they are the same and both easy to spot, i think i would like the look of the gold better, that's just the nasa look im about :) .
 

pokerace721

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I would think either one is easy to spot. I like the sliver but that's personal preference. Some people use emergency blankets as well. Not sure on the thickness of the blanket maybe a Walmart employee would know?
 

Alan15578

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For the small sizes that you are interested in, you might want o look at colorful mylar balloons.
 

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I think i will just go ahead and get the cheap blanket and maybe a mylar balloon and start to cut out some patterns. I will try to post some pics afterwards.
 

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I've had the balloon thought too. You'll want a plain one as any design where wear off over time.
 
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