A METHOD OF INVESTIGATING THE DEPLOYMENT CHARACTERISTICS OF MAN-CARRYING PARACHUTES.
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)
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Test releases of man-carrying parachutes from balloons, or aircraft, do not permit of any detailed examination of the processes of withdrawing the rigging lines and canopy from the pack i.e. deployment. Irregularities during this phase may cause malfunctions to develop during opening. The method of test described permits examination of the deployment from the parachute pack and reveals information lacking in flight tests. It is proposed that this test method may be used to investigate the behaviour of new, or modified parachute systems. Author
- Gliders and Parachutes