Best material for parachue?

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Best material for parachue?

Post by nahor.ah » January 5th, 2020, 9:16 am

I'm just wondering what the best material would be for the parachute.

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Post by Hartman » January 5th, 2020, 10:23 am

plastic. thin plastic.

like the kind you use for fruits and veggies in the grocery store.
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Post by DragonTownEpic » January 5th, 2020, 3:39 pm

I've also found that plastic drop sheets work very well and you can get HUGE ones from Home Depot.
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Post by sciolynoob » January 5th, 2020, 4:26 pm

Plastic Cloth

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Post by builderguy135 » January 5th, 2020, 5:07 pm

Trash bags have worked well for me, though I order specific ones online to get large and light ones.
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Re: Best material for parachue?

Post by eagerlearner102 » January 10th, 2020, 8:56 pm

do you guys think fishing line for parachute cord is a bad idea? I feel that sewing thread is quite thin.
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Re: Best material for parachue?

Post by Airco2020 » January 10th, 2020, 9:14 pm

eagerlearner102 wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 8:56 pm
do you guys think fishing line for parachute cord is a bad idea? I feel that sewing thread is quite thin.
I've tried both, I don't really like either. Thread is great, strong enough and light, but totally tangled within 10 min😠. Fishing line tangles less but is heavier.... depending on what you have. I think a braided fishing line, lightest lb test you can find is a good answer.

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Post by megrimlockawesom » January 13th, 2020, 4:43 pm

Airco2020 wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 9:14 pm
eagerlearner102 wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 8:56 pm
do you guys think fishing line for parachute cord is a bad idea? I feel that sewing thread is quite thin.
I've tried both, I don't really like either. Thread is great, strong enough and light, but totally tangled within 10 min😠. Fishing line tangles less but is heavier.... depending on what you have. I think a braided fishing line, lightest lb test you can find is a good answer.
I've tried fishing line. It's much too heavy and hard to sort out.

Sewing thread is good if you can figure out a good way to adhere the ball to the string and figure out a way to keep it untangled.
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Re: Best material for parachue?

Post by kinghong1970 » January 15th, 2020, 6:51 am

not to mention, braided fishing line is coated with either waxy or teflon like substance to enable long casts... this sucks when you're trying to make this stick to something...

also, you need to learn fishing knots... as many simple overhand knots slips on braided lines.

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