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  1. nitrochute

    John Coppe D265

    i met john when he worked for steve sntder in 1967. he was a great guy, learned alot from him. .rest in peace..
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    tangle-less parachute

    umm we dont use "rope"
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    My little project

    the late Freeman Frame from FWF Industries( they used to make the original braided dacron line for para flite) always said the rule of thumb was 20 times the diameter for trapping. the ONLY thing stitching does is keep the trapped portion of line from creeping back out when there is no load.the stitching does not add any structural strength.
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    Custom parachute

    also, should you be sucessful in getting any parachute manufacturers to use your fabric, be prepared to "eat" massive quantities of said fabric that does not meet porosity( air permeability) or strength standards.
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    My little project

    where did you get the warning label?
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    Herd Boogie

    thats NOT the same Fang. Fang he was referring to was Richard "fang" Fenimore
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    Pete Wilson

    just learned that one of the jumpmaster/instructors, i used to work with, Pete Wilson has passed away some time back. Pete started instructing at Parachutes Inc. at Lakewood NJ back in the 60's. he survived the crash of a Norseman(aircraft) in 1970 shortly after takeoff. He was one of the Founding members of The Poor Indians Parachute Club. Pete also taught at Ripcord Para Center in the 70's and was the chief instructor/jumpmaster at The United Parachute Club in Pennsylvania from 1978 till the the late 80's. Pete was a great guy and we will miss him
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    "Nice" line-dump tandem photo

    ya also need to include " canopy slump ''
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    6 june 1942, 1st nylon parachute jump

    70 years for nylon parachutes. AND wuffos STILL refer to them as SILK!
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    Hitting an airbump in freefall?

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    Head off openings

    head off openings? most people i know still have their head ON during opening. LOL
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    New MARD idea

    too complex. the more complex something is the greater the chance that a)something will go wrong or b) someone will screw it up. K.I.S.S.
  13. i have seen at least one t10 that stayed mostly inflated without a cross connector with 1 riser released . i think it is due to the parabolic shape of the canopy and a liteweight jumper
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    SWIFT PLUS - what size is mine?

    they left the sport market due to among other things, NO LIABILITY INSURANCE. also Steve Snyder sold the company and its possible that the new owners didnt want the hassle of dealing with the sport market. besides there is a whole lot more money to be made in the military market(something that the late Dick Morgan explained to me before he retired in 82)
  15. DANGEROUS?? SHIT i have Caught cutaways in my arms
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    SWIFT PLUS - what size is mine?

    if you DO measure it, para flite's method is to measure the cord from the very front edge of the rib where the top is sewn to it, strait back to the tail seam,DO NOT measure the top surface as that will give you an artificially higher square footage. then to measure the span, measure the top surface at the reinforcing tape at the leading edge .this was para flites method of measuring canopies. they even tried to get it adoptaed as the industry standard, to no avail. (because a mfr could measure the topfrom nose to tail and claim a bigger canopy with less bulk
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    Skydiver Food (cheap eats)

    Ramen Noodles
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    Your first car

    my first car was a 1960 ford falcon 4 door.that thing burned a quart of oil between home and para flite. it looked like james bonds smokescreen. paid $100 bucks for it( earned by packing student rigs -1973)
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    Redbull 60k foot test jump

    Did Kittinger have these many problems during his flights??
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    source for pilotchute mesh?

    anyone have a source for pilotchute mesh, besides para gear?
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    ripcord para center in n.j.

    sent you a private message. whats your dad up to these days?
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    Old Canopies

    i bought a crossbow main last year on ebay.
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    Paracommander Mk.1 all black!

    hey Beatnik, have you jumped that crossbow yet?
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    jump hawaii

    is anyone aware that we just past the 30th aniversary of the jump hawaii crash that killed 10 or 11 jumpers? i havent seen anything on these forums .
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    you can "burp" the bag, no biggie