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Post by CookiePie1 » December 10th, 2019, 5:49 pm

We're having an issue with tangling parachute cords. Any way around this? We are using sewing threads and scotch tape to attach it to the ball.
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Re: Tangling

Post by xiangyu » December 10th, 2019, 6:42 pm

We have this issue too! If anyone has solutions I would love to hear it!
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Re: Tangling

Post by will0416 » December 10th, 2019, 6:56 pm

CookiePie1 wrote:
December 10th, 2019, 5:49 pm
We're having an issue with tangling parachute cords. Any way around this? We are using sewing threads and scotch tape to attach it to the ball.
try experimenting with different ways of taping your strings onto the ball & parachute (something like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nwhha73YH4 could help, i'm assuming you've just been taping your sewing string on at both ends rather than in the middle). Also try wrapping some tape around a common spot on all of the strings below the ping pong ball, this reduces tangling by a lot.
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Re: Tangling

Post by builderguy135 » December 10th, 2019, 8:42 pm

will0416 wrote:
December 10th, 2019, 6:56 pm
CookiePie1 wrote:
December 10th, 2019, 5:49 pm
We're having an issue with tangling parachute cords. Any way around this? We are using sewing threads and scotch tape to attach it to the ball.
try experimenting with different ways of taping your strings onto the ball & parachute (something like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nwhha73YH4 could help, i'm assuming you've just been taping your sewing string on at both ends rather than in the middle). Also try wrapping some tape around a common spot on all of the strings below the ping pong ball, this reduces tangling by a lot.
It also decreases your time. Tape all strings individually to the ball and just be careful with the strings. If it gets tangled just untangle it
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Re: Tangling

Post by megrimlockawesom » January 22nd, 2020, 6:53 am

make sure that your strings are situated in such a way that they are evenly distributed on your parachute and on your rocket before launch.

try using different materials/measurements for strings as well.
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Re: Tangling

Post by hmma » January 22nd, 2020, 7:33 am

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Re: Tangling

Post by cursedinlife » January 22nd, 2020, 7:37 am

One of the div c got 21 secs
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Re: Tangling

Post by xiangyu » January 22nd, 2020, 7:49 am

cursedinlife wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 7:37 am
One of the div c got 21 secs
This is the wrong thread, but gym height?
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Re: Tangling

Post by cursedinlife » February 11th, 2020, 4:49 pm

23 ft
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Re: Tangling

Post by sciolyperson1 » February 11th, 2020, 9:02 pm

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