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Old 02-11-2015, 09:22 PM
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Here is the Estes silk parachute. You can clearly see the centre line (which is just a length of heavy cord). These are very well made, by the way.

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That looks like some of my old mil surplus chutes. Estes may have sold it, but I bet it was surplus or at least came from the same source.
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Attached below is a pic of the chute in my original but opened Enerjet Nike Smoke.
It was impossible to get it to lay flat, but I took some measurements.
The chute is circular and is of an 8 panel design, alternating White and Red panels.
Diameter is 22".
The lines are twisted Nylon.
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My Enerjet Nike Smoke chute only has 4 shroud lines.
They are 34" in length.
One end is sewn to the left side of each White panel, and the other end is sewn to each respective right side of each White panel.
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That looks like some of my old mil surplus chutes. Estes may have sold it, but I bet it was surplus or at least came from the same source.


tb, are those old 'chutes 36"? Or, do you know if they were available in 36" diameter? If so, then it's likely that Vern sourced them from military surplus (which was my first guess).

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