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descent speed under canopy?

 


mixedup  (D License)

Aug 6, 2012, 3:12 PM
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wondering what would be the typical vertical descent speed be (just roughly) for a ram-air canopy at full glide....for say:

* student canopy ~230
* intermediate ~170
* advanced (smaller canopy)


Arvoitus  (D 3917)

Aug 6, 2012, 3:25 PM
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I looked at 3 different GPS logs of flights on my Sabre2 170 with ~1.25:1 wing loading and the descent rate was around 4-6 m/s or 14.4-21.6 kph or 8.95-13.4 mph.


speedy

Aug 6, 2012, 11:28 PM
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advanced (smaller canopy)

Velocity 90 WL 2.0 ~ 12 m/s 40ft/s 26mph

Nitro 108 WL 1.7 ~ 6 m/s 20/ft/s 13 mph

readings from a Neptune



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