Canopy, extended panel and suspension line colors may vary from pictures. Contact us for custom color schemes!
SkyAngle Classic Series Parachutes feature an innovative, multicolored extended-panel design reinforced with a continuous, uninterrupted run of mil-spec flat tubular nylon suspension lines around the outside of the canopy. Engineered for rocketry enthusiasts and researchers by rocket enthusiasts, SkyAngle's sport a design asymmetry that enhances the natural tendency of the chute to spin. This spinning characteristic is beneficial to the recovery process on many levels. Primarily, the spinning minimizes the damaging oscillation, flopping, and pulsation often seen in some parachutes. This control results in a much more stable recovery than normally possible with other brands. Also, spinning prevents canopy collapse and aids in tracking at altitude. The inclusion of our heavy-duty nickel plated swivel assembly virtually ensures a tangle-free recovery!
As one might expect, the unique extended panel design of the SkyAngle greatly enhances the drag properties of the chute. In wind tunnel runs, one can clearly see the "flaring" of the panels which increases the drag profile of the parachute. This attribute is key for explaining the amazing descent rate values and drag coefficients published below:
Classic / Classic II Specifications:
*As tested by the Parks College Parachute Research Group. Actual performance can vary depending upon flight conditions and from product to product. Descent rates are normalized for sea level. Measurements are nominal. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.
**Cd calculation is based on reference surface area of the circular cap only for comparison purposes. Using total surface area as listed will decrease Cd value.
***Suggested Retail Price or MSRP is our suggested retail price in US $. Dealers set their own prices for our products.
SkyAngle Classic and Classic II Parachutes Are: