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First parachute patent anniversary today 11october

 


piisfish

Oct 11, 2012, 7:17 AM
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today is the anniversary of the first patent on parachutes. And no, it was NOT Twardo Laugh

Jeanne Labrosse, Jacques-Andr Garnerin's wife-to-be, patented in his name his parachute, 210 years ago Shocked
http://en.wikipedia.org/...%A9-Jacques_Garnerin


DanDanInc  (Student)

Oct 11, 2012, 8:07 AM
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That's wicked cool.


piisfish

Oct 11, 2012, 8:10 AM
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and this drawing is part of the patent Smile


Niki1  (D 3103)

Oct 11, 2012, 8:46 AM
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and this drawing is part of the patent Smile


A 23 ft. canvas canopy supported a man and a wicker basket large enough to contain the man. I don't think this would pass the TSO requirement of less than 25 ft. per second. Smile I'm thinking that he didn't do any tests with a weight in the basket because every ascent was a spectacle to be watched by a crowd. But he knew it would work because he had given it a lot of thought. He was right.


SkydiveJack  (D 6486)

Oct 12, 2012, 1:54 PM
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It's interesting that Figure 1 shows 16 pannels in the top down veiw and that Figure 3 sems to show 26 individual pannels in the side/open view.

I guess these aren't precise engineering drawings!
;-)


oldwomanc6

Oct 12, 2012, 8:00 PM
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It's interesting that Figure 1 shows 16 pannels in the top down veiw and that Figure 3 sems to show 26 individual pannels in the side/open view.

I guess these aren't precise engineering drawings!
;-)

Back then, those might have been as precise as it got! Tongue



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