2 Parachute options

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S-two
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2 Parachute options

Post by S-two » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:35 am

I kinda need some help here. I shot an email off to deist asking about what size chute i will need for the lakester i'm building giving them the size approx weight and realistic top speed (175mph) they came back with 2 options. Option 1 run a pair of 8 foot chutes side by side or option 2 run a 14 foot chute. My query is which option would be better for a belly tanker?
There is no such thing as too fast.

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Re: 2 Parachute options

Post by Dr Goggles » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:37 am

For my money I'd go one. There is every chance that the last and only time you use a chute will be on your 175mph chute test run, in order to run long course you have to be able to run 175mph in the three, if that's as fast as you think you'll ever go then I wouldn't be too worried about it....however I'll bet that when you get there your plans will change....even so you will likely still be pulling up without a chute, unlike Bonneville the salt here goes on, and on, and on.

I would take Deists advice and follow their cheapest option.
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Re: 2 Parachute options

Post by S-two » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:47 am

My good Dr. Thanks. Both options cost about the same when you include mounting hardware ect. And both have almost identical square footage. So i will take your sugestion and go the single. Will be posting pics soon im construction im starting the mold this weekend.
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Re: 2 Parachute options

Post by grumm441 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:44 pm

What did Animal say
When you get to the 50 mile, look out for the people coming out of the McDonalds
You will have enough trouble finding a place to put one chute, don't worry about two

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Re: 2 Parachute options

Post by S-two » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:26 am

Thanks. 2 for 2 say 1chute. So i'll run with 1. Now i just have to find the best spot for it. :D
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Re: 2 Parachute options

Post by grumm441 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:08 pm

S-two wrote:Thanks. 2 for 2 say 1chute. So i'll run with 1. Now i just have to find the best spot for it. :D
Just remember to put it somewhere so it will not tangle with the hot exhaust

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Re: 2 Parachute options

Post by S-two » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:54 pm

That wont be a problem. My exhausts are exiting from the sides chute from the middle.
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