I am looking at the Solon parachute. It is really big.
Estimating assuming the bottle holding the egg is 4" dia.:
Inflated dia. = 6'+8"
Assuming perfect hemisphere:
Flat dia. = 10'+6"
Anyone know the actual size?
Was it the largest chute at nats?
What was the biggest parachute posted in this thread?
Thanks to the photographer.
(I think it was Rocketman, but it only credits Dark Sabre so it's ambiguous - could be Dark Sabre or Rocketman or anybody sending it to him?)
From what I saw while they were launching, Solon (which is no los if spelled backward
) had about a 6' diameter chute, it really wasn't that big.
The largest one that I recall was New Trier, I think it was a little larger than Solon's, so somewhere in the 7-8' range.
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