Measurements for the parachute and string?

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Measurements for the parachute and string?

Post by EnvyLoveScience » January 13th, 2020, 1:13 pm

Hi we try many different measurements and they don't seem to work. Any suggestions?

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Re: Measurements for the parachute and string?

Post by DragonTownEpic » January 14th, 2020, 9:44 pm

I've found that the strings should be about 3/2 the diameter of the parachute, but experimentation will be necessary.
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Re: parachute thickness

Post by eatablechief21 » January 19th, 2020, 4:10 pm

Hi I have tried many different thicknesses but they either break very easily or their too heavy. I usually use flimsy plastic trash bags. Any sugestions??

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Re: Measurements for the parachute and string?

Post by Sampreethi » January 23rd, 2020, 6:10 am

For the parachute material I would suggest one of those table cloths that people use at parties, it''s a pretty good weight and all that. Or drop cloth, you can get them at home depot and some other stores.

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Re: Measurements for the parachute and string?

Post by lavarball » January 23rd, 2020, 6:53 am

Sampreethi wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 6:10 am
For the parachute material I would suggest one of those table cloths that people use at parties, it''s a pretty good weight and all that. Or drop cloth, you can get them at home depot and some other stores.
A big clear trash bag works well too. The school ones tend to be cheap/light so we use those and have successful results.
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Re: parachute thickness

Post by megrimlockawesom » January 24th, 2020, 11:42 am

eatablechief21 wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Hi I have tried many different thicknesses but they either break very easily or their too heavy. I usually use flimsy plastic trash bags. Any sugestions??
Just making sure, the trashbags you are using are the clear kinds you find at school, right?
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Re: Measurements for the parachute and string?

Post by Sampreethi » January 30th, 2020, 6:00 am

lavarball wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 6:53 am
Sampreethi wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 6:10 am
For the parachute material I would suggest one of those table cloths that people use at parties, it''s a pretty good weight and all that. Or drop cloth, you can get them at home depot and some other stores.
A big clear trash bag works well too. The school ones tend to be cheap/light so we use those and have successful results.
we don't have clear ones at our school will the black ones work?

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Re: Measurements for the parachute and string?

Post by jaggie34 » January 30th, 2020, 10:38 am

I think clear ones are a bit lighter but either should work.
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Re: Measurements for the parachute and string?

Post by EnvyLoveScience » February 12th, 2020, 1:50 pm

What is a good -parachute size??

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Re: Measurements for the parachute and string?

Post by Hartman » February 12th, 2020, 7:18 pm

EnvyLoveScience wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 1:50 pm
What is a good -parachute size??
The bigger and lighter, the better
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