Load-Controlled Disreefing Mechanism for Parachutes.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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The patent relates to a device which is provided for regulating continuously the growth rate of the diameter of parachute canopy skirt during initial inflation for the purpose of controlling drag area, drag force and opening shock. The varying degree of disreefing is accomplished automatically when the force on the parachute is below a maximum determined level enabling the parachute to be inflated safely in a minimum elapsed time.
- Gliders and Parachutes