# Parachute line

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#### jef955

##### Well-Known Member
Just curius what some of you use for parachute lines. I have been looking for one but what I have found so far like in the craft stores I don't really like. I did order some from Apogee not too long ago and looks pretty good - looks like a real heavy cotton. Is it cotton threat or something else ? Thanks in advance...

#### Handeman

##### Well-Known Member
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Not sure what you mean by parachute line? If you mean shroud lines, you need to tell us what type and size of parachute you want it for.

Hope this helps.
Evil Ed

#### Micromeister

##### Micro Craftman/ClusterNut
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My recommendation is the same Kevlar thread: 13-20lb. I pick up mine through http://scientificsonline.com Edmunds Scientifics #3034863 sells today for 19.95 for a 600yd spool, natural yellowish color.

As Ed mentioned even with shipping is still under a penny a foot and you don't have to worry anymore about burning them off.
I use silver trim monokote to make my 1/2" square "tape dots". I tie a simple overhand knot about 1/2" from each end of the shroud and half loop it onto the adhesive side of the tape square, burnishing it down onto the plastic or mylar canopy with a rounded dowel or burnishing tool. they do not come off

#### jef955

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Thanks for all the info guys. I ordered the kevlar today (actually Ellen ordered it since she has the Ebay acct). John where do you get The MonoKote from ? Is it the standard size you get for like model airplane wing cover or is it something like a strip or spool ?

#### Micromeister

##### Micro Craftman/ClusterNut
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Thanks for all the info guys. I ordered the kevlar today (actually Ellen ordered it since she has the Ebay acct). John where do you get The MonoKote from ? Is it the standard size you get for like model airplane wing cover or is it something like a strip or spool ?
Tower Hobbies is where I got the last couple sheets but I've also picked it up at local hobby shops, mirror "Chrome" silver is usually a standard.

Trim monokote is more or less adhesive backed Vinyl. It's generally a tad thicker then graphic vinyl sheeting which also work. 3m, Avery, Calon, Arlon, etc. Most have a mirror silver mylar that tend to be thinner then standard vinyls which helps with staying in place when packed.

#### jef955

##### Well-Known Member
Sounds like a winner I think i'll take a look at the Monokote. I saw somewhere else on here someone mentioned duct tape too, which might be worth a try - it's cheap that's for sure ! Thanks again everyone for all your input