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Jan 21, 2013
, 07:51 PM
Put a bigger motor on it!
Costa Mesa, CA
Joined Feb 2007
Now that I've got myself into dropping payloads with parachutes, I figured it was time for a new blog entry. I'll keep posting my parachute related activity to this blog, so please feel free to subscribe or even say hi. Continue reading the rest of this blog to see videos and more!
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A composite image of a drop
Deployment in action after a freefall ride under the drogue.
Low altitude, high speed drop. Main parachutes programmed to open a fraction of a second after the drogue bridle hits full extension.
High altitude drop
Another great shot of the deployment in action. Here you can see the main parachutes' deployment bag (middle piece) released from the payload at the bottom. After the lower set of lines reach full extension, the main parachutes will be pulled out of the
Continuation of the previous photo. Main parachutes have been deployed.
The Twin Otter sets up for final approach after a drop and happens to pass behind the payload as the camera grabs this great shot. One of my favorites.
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