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Engineering/Physics students - Help

ShintoShinto __BANNED USERS regular
edited December 2006 in Help / Advice Forum
I need to make a parachute for a hockey puck. The parachute needs to deploy after both are thrown up in the air. We are talking about four or five feet from the moment it starts to fall down until it hits the target table hockey table.

Early attempts failed because the parachute didn't really deploy at all.

I suspect that someone here has some experience with making parachutes for various things for engineering/physics labs. Help please.

Shinto on

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2006
    It's being thrown up into the air, not dropped? That's going to be a bit of a pain. You may want to try to keep it tethered to a string in such a way that it will reach the end of the string and deploy the 'chute when you throw it, if that is possible.

    Doc on
  • ShintoShinto __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2006
    Doc wrote:
    It's being thrown up into the air, not dropped? That's going to be a bit of a pain. You may want to try to keep it tethered to a string in such a way that it will reach the end of the string and deploy the 'chute when you throw it, if that is possible.

    It doesn't have far to go up. It's getting tossed by a rather tall guy up in the air and then parachuting down onto a table hockey table.

    It's the last day of the tournament you see.

    Shinto on
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