ULTRA-FAST OPENING PERSONNEL PARACHUTE TYPE XMP-2
AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT FIELD OH
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A personnel parachute, with extremely fast opening characteristics, was designed to support testing of two experimental aerial lift devices known as the Hiller Flying Platform and deLackner Aerocycle. Models were designed to operate at airspeeds of near 0 to 50 miles per hour and at altitudes as low as 25 feet above the terrain. This parachute does not possess the reliability required for a personnel parachute. Under certain conditions, it can be used with the flying platform and aerocycle until a more reliable system is developed. Use of this parachute with other aerial vehicles requires further development to improve its reliability.
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