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Offline Sam

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Parachute tubes
« on: July 23, 2014, 09:59:15 AM »
I have been looking on line for parachute tubes that are suitable for Land Speed racing.  However I am unsure where you buy these commercially and was wondering how you 'size' them for the vehicle and speed.  Can anyone help please?

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Re: Parachute tubes
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 10:06:42 AM »
Talk to a chute manufacturer... start with figuring what parachute(s) and tether length you require to stop your car.  Then talk to the chute manufacturer about pilots.  
most build the tube to fit those requirements and the vehicle.
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Re: Parachute tubes
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 11:00:01 AM »
I use 6" & 3"  Stroud likes and recommends irrigation pipe  others have used PVC pipe
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Re: Parachute tubes
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2014, 11:09:26 AM »
We get our tubes from Mid-Atlantic Irrigation, www.mairrigation.com or 888.442.0240
6 inch alum. tubes: 12 foot cut in 4 pcs at 36 inches- $90 shipping is around $60. Bob Stroud turned me on to them.
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Re: Parachute tubes
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 04:27:25 PM »
Can anyone recommend a chute manufacturer in Norcal? We are prepping the build and as a newbie in this field, need a lot of advice....

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Re: Parachute tubes
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 05:43:17 PM »
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