All Radial Construction for Continuous Ribbon Parachutes.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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This report describes a continuous ribbon parachute construction including a series of substantially triangular gores having a plurality of parallel arcuate horizontal ribbons which are joined to make up a circle whose center is on the axial center of the parachute. Each side edge of each gore includes a full radial strip therealong which, if extended upward, would intersect at the center of the chute canopy. A series of mini-radials extending part way up the gore from the base are positioned between the full radials, A fixture is provided for assembling the parachute by placing the horizontals across the fixture and the full radials and mini-radials along the fixture for attachment in their proper relationship to each other. Author
- Gliders and Parachutes