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Ram-air parachute

A steerable parachute suitable for RC skydiving, RC powered parachutes.

  • great glide ratio
  • steerable
  • slow to deploy
  • tricky to pack
  • not ideal for rescue or balloon recovery

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Ram-air parachute

A steerable parachute suitable for RC skydiving, RC powered parachutes.

  • This one is an exact scale model of a canopy used at a skydiving school. Made for class instruction.

Round

Eliptical design

A round parachute but not hemispherical.

  • quick to deploy
  • easy to pack
  • easy to make

Ideal for as a rescue parachute or balloon recovery.

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Square-Round

Similar to a traditional round parachute, this is just square in shape. It does not have a central vent but rather one on each corner. Great descent rate and small packsize make this a great option for rescue parachutes.

Hung from the mid-point it does have a lot of flap so not suitable for balloon recovery.