RC Skydiving – Mini Parachuting

RC Skydiving – Mini Parachuting

RC Skydiving or parachuting has been around since the late 80’s. It’s never been a mainstream hobby but has had a consistent following. It has specialist requirements that mean it isn’t for everyone. Most of all, the launching of the skydiver is the...
DIY – Make your own Parasail

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...
DIY – Project – Make your own parachute

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...
Pull Down Apex Recovery Parachute

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 mass deployment of the...