Why parachuting teddy bears?
- dropping your kids favourite teddy or toy from a kite by parachute is fun
- the wind is free
- it’s expandable to include friends and friends-of-friends
- it’s safe (as long you follow common sense)
I got into parachutes as a kid and then read Ron Moulton’s book on kites. There were some plans in it, which I used to create my first chute and the bug bit. From there I got asked to create balloon recovery parachutes, a scale model of a full size skydiving rig for training purposes, and it’s gone from there.
These pages will hopefully give you some inspiration for creating your own. Working out the pattern takes a bit of time but once you have it, you can scale it up or down.
I may be posting some plans, if I can get around to pulling a finger out, so do check back.
Ok, the watermarking of images got a little out of hand but you’ll get the idea.