Times and sec/ft

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Re: Times and sec/ft

Post by Hartman » February 20th, 2020, 3:14 pm

Anyone tried a spherical parachute?

Also, does more strings give better stability?
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Re: Times and sec/ft

Post by Hartman » February 20th, 2020, 3:15 pm

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Re: Times and sec/ft

Post by donutsandcupcakes » February 20th, 2020, 5:38 pm

Hartman wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Anyone tried a spherical parachute?

Also, does more strings give better stability?
What do you mean spherical? Like a circle shape?

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Re: Times and sec/ft

Post by Godspeed » February 20th, 2020, 10:25 pm

What are your highest times? Our highest time is 1 minute, but there was HVAC on at the time. This was a 35-foot ceiling.

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Re: Times and sec/ft

Post by Mr.McK » February 21st, 2020, 9:56 am

Godspeed wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 10:25 pm
What are your highest times? Our highest time is 1 minute, but there was HVAC on at the time. This was a 35-foot ceiling.
Wow! impressive. Of course I wouldn't expect you to give away any trade secrets here, but was that just a standard circular plastic parachute catching a lucky updraft? A lot of teams (including ours) are struggling to break the 1 sec/ft barrier.

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Re: Times and sec/ft

Post by Airco2020 » February 21st, 2020, 12:19 pm

donutsandcupcakes wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Hartman wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Anyone tried a spherical parachute?

Also, does more strings give better stability?
What do you mean spherical? Like a circle shape?
I think spherical means having a shape other than flat, like a dome.

I've made two but neither worked. The problem is that I can't figure out how to put the pieces together without adding a lot of weight with tape or glue.

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Re: Times and sec/ft

Post by Godspeed » February 21st, 2020, 12:55 pm

Mr.McK wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 9:56 am
Godspeed wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 10:25 pm
What are your highest times? Our highest time is 1 minute, but there was HVAC on at the time. This was a 35-foot ceiling.
Wow! impressive. Of course I wouldn't expect you to give away any trade secrets here, but was that just a standard circular plastic parachute catching a lucky updraft? A lot of teams (including ours) are struggling to break the 1 sec/ft barrier.
Yeah, it was a very lucky updraft. The parachute started rising towards the ceiling, then dropping.

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Re: Times and sec/ft

Post by Airco2020 » February 21st, 2020, 1:00 pm

Godspeed wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 12:55 pm
Mr.McK wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 9:56 am
Godspeed wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 10:25 pm
What are your highest times? Our highest time is 1 minute, but there was HVAC on at the time. This was a 35-foot ceiling.
Wow! impressive. Of course I wouldn't expect you to give away any trade secrets here, but was that just a standard circular plastic parachute catching a lucky updraft? A lot of teams (including ours) are struggling to break the 1 sec/ft barrier.
Yeah, it was a very lucky updraft. The parachute started rising towards the ceiling, then dropping.
I want to put little fans on my shoes and just walk under my chute!! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Times and sec/ft

Post by builderguy135 » February 22nd, 2020, 5:34 pm

Top time at soup was about 28 seconds I heard. 33 ft of useable space (rafters at 20 ft but didn't affect flights that much)
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Re: Times and sec/ft

Post by CookiePie1 » February 22nd, 2020, 6:58 pm

builderguy135 wrote:
February 22nd, 2020, 5:34 pm
Top time at soup was about 28 seconds I heard. 33 ft of useable space (rafters at 20 ft but didn't affect flights that much)
dang the top time was only 28 seconds??? our time was ~23 seconds and we got 6th, so im surprised that there wasn't more of a margin.
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