Square

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

Square

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.

Square-shaped Round

This is really a round chute with a square shape rather than a RAM air design. It does not have a central vent but rather one on each corner. It’s a very efficient DIY parachute with a great descent rate and small packsize. It’s a great option for rescue parachutes or emergency drone recovery.

Hanging it from the centre point or crown tends to leave a lot of fabric flapping as the outer lines sag more the the middle ones. It’s easy to get tangled so is best suited to roles where it is packed in a deployment bag, rather than balloon rescue or parachuting teddies.

It is made up entirely of straight edges and 90 degree corners so very easy to plan, cut and stitch.