Parachutes

The size of our parachutes is measured in between any two adjacent straight sides and is typically within ¼” of the stated size. These parachutes have nice professionally serged edges. This allows them to be packed more easily into smaller body tubes as compared to parachutes with folded over hems. And if you end up breaking any of the thread on the edge of the parachute then it’s not as likely to unroll as a folded hem would. As your parachute starts to get damaged from many uses then you can just put a tiny drop of super glue (CA) adhesive on any torn thread sections.

The length of the shroud lines is 1.5 times the stated diameter of the parachute. We provide the shroud lines sewn on as individual lines, and not sewn as loops. You tie your own knot and you'll find that this provides less line twist as compared to when the shroud lines are sewn on as loops. It's impossible to pull looped shroud lines together without introducing a twist into your lines. It's also much easier to get rid of tangles with our setup because you can simply untie the knot to let any tangled sections become untwisted- and then simply retie the knot. With looped shroud lines you don't have this option to easily get rid of tangles.

The shroud lines are also a little thinner than most other parachutes. This is a good thing. They’re much stronger than needed, by a long shot, and most other brands use thicker cord simply because it’s easier to sew. It can be difficult getting a nylon parachute to fit into a smaller model rocket body tube. That’s why using thinner cord is beneficial so that you have a better chance for a successful deployment.

The shroud lines are also attached with a bar tack stitch. This is a stitch made with a custom machine that sews a straight stitch, then sews over that straight stitch with a series of zig zag stitches. Those zig zag stitches protect the straight stitch from damage. This is very much different from just sewing a zig zag stich by itself that can be damaged. Very few parachutes vendors provide a true bar tacked connection like we do because the bar tack machines are expensive. Our parachutes are indeed premium quality.

Our premium parachutes are also great for TARC (Team America Rocketry Competition) teams. We ship quickly, and these are available in a variety of different sizes. Some TARC teams "fine-tune" the recovery process in a very precise way and might need parachute sizes other than those listed above. We have a minimum order of 6 parachutes if you need a size other than what is listed above. Most teams will probably need a variety of parachutes in the 15-18" size this year. If you have a need for a custom size then just contact us and tell us what you need, and we'll get back to you with a quote.

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12" parachute 15" parachute
12" parachute15" parachute

This is a great replacement for plastic parachutes that usually come with smaller model rocket kits. The nylon tends to last longer because it doesn't melt as easily, and the shroud lines are much more durable than the ones on plastic parachutes...

This is a great replacement for plastic parachutes that usually come with smaller model rocket kits. The nylon tends to last longer because it doesn't melt as easily, and the shroud lines are much more durable than the ones on plastic parachutes...

$5.99

$5.99

18" parachute 24" parachute
18" parachute24" parachute

This is a great replacement for plastic parachutes that usually come with smaller model rocket kits. The nylon tends to last longer because it doesn't melt as easily, and the shroud lines are much more durable than the ones on plastic parachutes...

This is a great replacement for plastic parachutes that usually come with smaller model rocket kits. The nylon tends to last longer because it doesn't melt as easily, and the shroud lines are much more durable than the ones on plastic parachutes...

$7.99

$10.99

30" parachute 36" parachute
30" parachute36" parachute

This is a nice size parachute for many mid power rockets. Our professionally serged edges and thin shroud lines allows a parachute of this size to be packed more compactly than competing parachutes.

This is a nice size parachute for many mid power rockets. Our professionally serged edges and thin shroud lines allows a parachute of this size to be packed more compactly than competing parachutes.

$15.99

$15.99