[NRVR-Members] Anyone own a 10 foot chute to borrow this Saturday for a non-NRVR launch?
bob.schoner at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 13:07:34 CDT 2016
I'll bring a few chutes and you can see what one or ones you want to
borrow. You can always 'reef' the chute by tying a knot between the end of
the shroud lines and where they are attached to the parachute. This is a
rather inexact science at least without more data it would just be a SWAG.
On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 1:27 PM, Fareez Chowdhury <
fareez.chowdhury at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mr. Schoner,
> Thank you so much! Would it be possible to bring both to tomorrow's
> meeting? We can check them out and see which one works better for our model
> from a weight and descent-rate stand point.
> Mr. Truesdell, Mr. Florig, I think tomorrow we'll all be in class until
> 6-ish, so I don't think we can pick up any chutes. Thank you for the offer
> On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 6:50 AM, Bob Schoner <bob.schoner at gmail.com>
>> I know I have a 10 foot and pretty sure I have an 8 foot. You can borrow
>> either one.
>> On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 5:09 AM Fareez Chowdhury <
>> fareez.chowdhury at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> This is Fareez Chowdhury, the captain from the VT Rocketry team. We're
>>> getting ready for our competition this Saturday (therefore we cannot make
>>> the NRVR launch.) Our rocket is basically done sans some painting to be
>>> done Wednesday night. However, after running simulations based on our most
>>> updated model, we're worried we're descending too slowly on our 14 foot
>>> chute for our capsule, and would also like to save some weight after our
>>> rebuild. Our simulations show that an ideally 8 ft chute (or at most a 10
>>> foot chute) would be ideal.
>>> It's a bit last minute, but does anyone own an 8 ft to 10 ft chute we
>>> could borrow for competition weekend this Saturday? If so, would it be
>>> possible to borrow it during the Thursday NRVR meeting?
>>> Please let me know ASAP. Hope to see you all Thursday night!
>>> Fareez Chowdhury
>>> Mechanical Engineering
>>> Virginia Tech, Class of 2017
> Fareez Chowdhury
> Mechanical Engineering
> Virginia Tech, Class of 2017
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