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Hospital_Rocket

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I was wondering...

Has anybody ever tried making a spill hole on a nylon chute that could be opened and closed with Velcro. On first consideration it sounds like a way to reduce the amount of stuff I tote around

ok ok, parachutes are not that heavy

while still giving me the most flexibility.

A
 

edwardw

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I have done it on the underside of the spill-hole - I use snaps - like on jackets and such - I feel better about them than the velcro and less stiff to fold up. I have about 6 snaps and it works great.

Edward
 

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duffel bag style?

That way the opening can be set to any convenient diameter.
 

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duffel bag style?

That way the opening can be set to any convenient diameter.
 

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I see how a drawstring could be done - would have to be built into the chute when sewing it - not a big deal there. I have never thought of that cause I usually want it closed or open. I might have to try that.

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If you wanted to retro-fit a parachute with a drawstring system I just thought up a way. You can go to any scrapbooking shop (seems to be en vogue now) and get the 1/8" eyelets. Then buy a set tool and a 1/8 punch and your set. Put eyelets around your spillhole - run string through them and then you can cinch it up. :)

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Stewart32

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think alike.

My wife is into scrap book/paper crafts and has these very items in her stash. I have already used the small gromets on some LPR streamers.
 

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