combination with modern loaded domes
CSKA parachutists win gold at the World Cup
At the 35th World Parachuting Championships, women’s group competitions for precision landing were held.
At the World Parachuting Championships, the first set of awards was played – in women’s group competitions for landing accuracy. Continue reading
The main parachute “Segment”
The main “Segment” parachute is a 7-section dome designed for acrobatics (rotation and rebuilding).
The dome “Segment” is made of fabric with zero breathability (ZP, Gelvenor Textiles), equipped with slings Dacron-600 or ML (microline).
“Segment” is characterized by fast and uniform filling. The behavior of the dome in the stall and recovery modes is stable and controlled, the dome is sensitive to inputs by control lines or free ends. Continue reading
U-Turn Physics under the Dome (part 1)
I hope that my comments above will help the reader to understand what happens during the U-turn. In short, both types of U-turns lead to an increase in vertical and horizontal speed, however, for a planned maneuver, U-turns using the front free ends are generally preferable as leaving more “backlash” in case of calculation errors or sudden changes in the situation. Unfortunately, most of the unplanned, “panic” U-turns are made by just the brakes, which led to a considerable number of accidents. Continue reading