Military Grade Drogue Parachute (Super Heavy Canopy)  MGP-64-162
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Military Grade Drogue Parachute (Super Heavy Canopy)  MGP-64-162 SHC

This 64 inch (162.56 cm) diameter super heavy duty military grade drogue parachute is suitable for those most demanding model rocket flights in the Level 2 and Level 3 zone.  There is no test data available, but this is an extremely stout parachute designed for high speed deployment in military applications.  You are going to really have to go out of your way to figure out how to shred it.  It is quite tough.

The parachute is comprised of 12 gores, each with a stabilizer weep hole, presenting a nice hemispherical appearance when in full bloom.  The chute has 12 heavy duty reinforced lines that run from the shroud line attachments all the way up to the apex where there is a 6 inch (15.24 cm) spill hole.  The shroud lines measure a generous 96 inches (243.84) and are made of braided nylon cord.

At the apex where the reinforced lines come together, there is a deployment bag attached that measures 29 inches (73.66 cm) long by 4 inches (10. 16 cm) diameter.  The chute and shroud lines fit inside this deployment bag, but because of the bag itself it will not fit inside a 4 diameter rocket without a lot of trouble.  Better save this parachute for those 6 inch (15.24 cm) and larger diameter airframes.  The deployment bag itself has a 12 inch (30.48 cm) pull tab that is designed to be attached to your rocket nose, or avionics bay in dual deploy configurations.

The rig weighs 2.7 pounds (1226 grams), so you can see it is going to take some impulse to get it into the clouds.

The color is international orange with white shroud lines.  It is a military surplus parachute in like new conditions.  There may be some storage wear but these things look like they have never been used.  We inspect them for imperfections.

If you are designing a really heavy duty project and need something to deploy at apogee and deal with the aerodynamic stresses, this parachute may be just what you need.

  • Item #: MGP-64-162 SHC

Military Grade Drogue Parachute (Super Heavy Canopy) MGP-64-162

Price: $150.00
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