RC Parachutes, balloon recovery and more

Small parachutes for hobbies

If you’re looking for information and inspiration for making your own drone rescue parachutes or are into RC Skydiving then my hope is this info will be useful.

As time goes on, I’ll create resources for learning how to stitch your own up and some of the tips & tricks I’ve learned along the way.

I’ve made both round and square canopies for balloon photography, skydiving schools and parachuting teddy bears.

Parachuting teddies is a great way to see how the shape of a parachute influences descent rate, open rates and more.

I’ve added the first parachute plan to the Plans section so check it out.

See some of the parachute types and get some inspiration for making your own.

See some of lifting kites that are available for purchase online.

Have a look at the chutes I’ve made to date. Any questions, get in touch.

Pull Down Apex Recovery Parachute

Ok, so I’ve made a medium size pull-down apex and it worked so well I thought I’d scale it down a bit – to a little bigger than a dinner plate. I made a rough which deployed quite nicely in the lounge one night. Then I got to thinking about a...
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DIY – Make your own Parasail

Here all of the pieces have been cut out and sorted into the various gores. Note: the scissors were not used to cut these out. It was all hot cut. The printed guide is invaluable. Use it to confirm what goes where. It saved a lot of potential errors. The template held...
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DIY – Project – Make your own parachute

The brief was to create a small skydiving parachute to scale for instruction purposes indoors For this, Paul from Skydive Wild Geese sent a retired canopy as a reference and a source of material. The first thing to do was kite it up! Getting some reference photos and...
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