SOLD New Parachute - doesn't seem rocketry related though

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  1. May 19, 2019 #1

    SammyD

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    For sale is a parachute that I received with all the other gear that I've been selling. I'm not sure what this parachute could be used for, but it is made of nylon with dozens of very fine nylon shroud lines. It's about 5' wide across the widest point and about 20-24" deep from front/back edge to the opposite edge.

    One edge, either the leading or trailing edge (I don't know), is baffled, open on one edge and closed on the other. It's difficult to show this in the photos, but if you see what looks like a hollow (maybe 3"x3") opening on one edge, that's what I'm talking about.

    $20 shipped to the USA. Paypal Friends and Family ONLY please. Thank you! S

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    I think that might be a kite.
     
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    Lol
     
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    Mini paraglider.

    It might open rather harshly for rocket use. Vertical landing speed quite slow, but the horizontal will challenge your fin.
     
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    That's an older Hobbyking paraglider canopy. It was about $24 new. The new version is $29. It can be easily modified for use as a paramotor canopy.
     
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    Thank you for the education! I really didn't know what to make of it... :-| I'm adjusting the price downward. What's a "paramotor canopy"? S
     
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    Your welcome. A paramotor is pretty much a powered kite. The gondola has a pusher prop and the outermost canopy string(s) are attached to servos to control side to side movement and canopy flare. There's 1:1 Rotax powered ones for people too. The picture is of an Opail RC paramotor, don't look at their prices unless you're sitting down and have a nitroglycerin pill handy. OP12116-Rc-Paramotor-Hybrid-3.0.jpeg
     
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    That surely looks like it James. Thank you! Sam
    PS: I'll steer clear of their price sheet :)
     

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