Recovery Made Easy

Discussion in 'Recovery' started by gwh, Oct 20, 2018.

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  1. Nov 4, 2018 #31

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    You are correct on the para-commander. I may have responded to the wrong post. I was replying to the difficulties of deploying a parafoil. Another (not as efficient as the para-commander) steerable round that is really easy to make is the tojo like the MC1 parachute.
     
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    I was using a ram air foil chute and never did get it to deploy right. I don't think it was the chute that was the problem, but the heavy control tube being ejected. Getting that much mass to leave the BT was and issue.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2018 #33

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    Some interesting stuff, guys. ;)

    What were the results that you guys saw when tugging on a regular parachute?

    We all play with our rockets, with launch and parachute drift, trying to hit the launch pad. (By the way, there are some guys that are simply amazing at this!) But if I could get close to a road, or avoid a pond (hazard at our Memphis launch site), it would make life a lot easier.
     
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    When you say tugging do you mean pulling down a group of lines in order to slip?
     
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    Yes.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2018 #36

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    There are a few unwanted issues with slipping. The movement is not fast. It forces air out and will cause a major loss in drag. If multiple slips are performed, oscillation occurs which is far worse than anything else. Cutting vents in the rear gores (like the mc1) will allow movement and orientation.
     

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