- Jan 18, 2009
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Do you prefer (if you have the choice) to pack a parachute in tight or loose?
It's folded in such a way that it will deploy in a slow...step by step manner, not snap open instantly causing undo stress.
I have a question along these same lines...I have made a shock cord system using 100 lb. test Kevlar cord epoxied to the motor mount. This Kevlar cord ends about 1" before the end of the main tube and then is attached by a snap swivel to a 24" elastic chute cord. I am using a 3"X3" Nomex blanket for my wadding replacement. The chute is 18" nylon. This is being used in an Ested CC express.
The motor mount on the sustainer stage has been modified to accomodate an "E" size engine (I've glassed the fins and have good joint fillets with glass stips in the fillets).
My question is...When packing the Nomex pad, should I slide the Nomex pad down the whole length of the Kevlar shock cord to the edge of the motor mount. Or, should I leave the Nomex pushed only up to the point of the swivel snap where the Kevlar and elastic cords are joined? Will the force of the ejection charge push the Nomex pad down the Kevlar cord and out of the tube completely?
'It's folded in such a way that it will deploy in a slow...step by step manner, not snap open instantly causing undo stress'
Care to share?
If your folding method is repeatable (the unfolding always happens within a given time period) I'd like to give it a try.