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JumpCrazy  (B 5282)

Mar 10, 2004, 6:40 PM

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Re: [billvon] Wing loading

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The main is included; it has to support its own weight, after all.

I see what you are saying about the chute carrying its own weight, however, the weight that matters in wingloading of a chute - that is the weight that affects the performance - is the suspended weight right? The suspended weight (you and rig minus main) is what affects turn rate and dive of the canopy. Sooo even though we are only talking about 6 or so pounds, I think that the effective wingloading should not technically include the main. Does this make sense?

(This post was edited by JumpCrazy on Mar 10, 2004, 6:41 PM)

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