Military Grade Nylamesh Drogue (Heavy Weight Canopy) (32 Inch)
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Our Military Grade Parachute line consists of parachutes that were originally manufactured for military use.  As such, they are high quality products designed to withstand stresses that meet or exceed model rocket demands.  There is no test data available, but these products are stout with heavy stitching and strong components.  They are considered "used" though many are like new and only display some storage or handling wear.  If they have been used, we go to great lengths to clean and repair any imperfections and we personally examine every piece.  Our quantities are limited so we cannot guarantee you'll see these again once our inventory runs out. If you like them, buy as many as you think you will need as they may not be here the next time you visit our website.

The Nylamesh Drogue Parachute (with heavy weight canopy) is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to high power dual deployment parachutes.  This was made by the military for drogue purposes and this baby can handle some high speed deployments.  It measures 32 inches (81 cm) in diameter.  It has 8 gores, giving it a hemispheric shape.  The lines are tough parachute cord and measure 32 inches (81 cm) in length.  They are double sewn into a nylamesh containment system that prevents snarling and allows air to flow into the canopy in an orderly fashion.  When a parachute HAS to open, this is the system that designers employ.  The parachute weighs 4.97 ounces (141 grams).  It is light enough to be launched to respectable altitudes with Level I high powered rockets and is tough enough to handle Level II projects—maybe even some Level III deployments (though this has NOT been tested.)  The camo canopy material is sorta ugly and it is a little hard to see in the air and definitely hard to find on the ground.  We suggest you add some of our high visibility Snake Tracer Streamers to solve that little problem.  The canopy is made of the same nylon you see in parachutes designed for airdrop parachutes.  It’s tough stuff.  The gores are double stitched together with line tape that goes to the top of the canopy and the shroud lines are attached with reinforced zig-zag stitching.  The canopy has a 6 inch (15.2 cm) diameter spill hole.  You can pack this chute in a variety of ways, but one configuration we have tried measures 2 X 2 X 10 inches  (5 X 5 x 25 cm) and will load into a 75 mm airframe.  (With some work it will fit into a 54 mm airframe.)  We don’t want to oversell this parachute.  It is not the best dual deployment parachute in the world, but it’s close.  (Why is not the best?  Because it is so darned hideous to look at.)

As always, be sure to protect this and other genuine nylon chutes with a protective Kevlar blanket or similar system, as the nylon is susceptible to burning and melting if it is allowed to get too hot. 

Of course, you can always use this parachute as the only parachute in standard deployment.  We find it works well when the wind is a little too much and we want to limit the downrange drift.

  • Item #: MGP 32-81

Military Grade Nylamesh Drogue (Heavy Weight Canopy) (32 Inch)

Price: $72.00
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