Thursday, June 16, 2011

S.D. Xanadune Build Part 3 Parachute

While the lugs dry, the parachute is next up in the instructions.
The tape strips are unlike anything I've ever seen in a kit.
In addition to the weird shape, they seem too large for a 12" parachute.

A reinforcing plywood piece is stuck near the center fold of each strip.

The lower half goes under each corner.
You have to be careful when folding over the tape strip. The shroud line holes must line up.

I used a toothpick to be sure both holes were on top of each other.
The parachute material is translucent, it's easier just to look through before folding over the strip.

These tape strips are difficult to position and center correctly.
I don't see any reason for the plywood reinforcements.

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