Kuririn, Daddy, You are right the parachute turned out to be the hardest part. I knew in advance that this was one of the biggest concerns, if not the biggest. The old crumpled mylar chute that I used was about 42" diameter. The kit comes with two 32" diameter chutes. To me they seem like heavy plastic and I was concerned that they might not fit into the parachute compartment. I see that Apogee sells some large mylar chutes. These are things that I will need to think out about after making repairs. Right now I don't know when I will do reconstruction work. I may wait until next winter. The obvious method of repair is to cut out the damaged section and put in a new section.