SkyAngle Classic / Classic II Series:


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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!

Click on the Box Below for a Review of the SkyAngle Classic

Click on the Box Below for a Review of the SkyAngle Classic II

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:

SkyAngle Size 20 24 (new!) 28 32 (new!) 36 44 52 60
Tested* Load Capacity for 17-25 fps descent (lbs) .7 - 1.5 1.0 - 2.2 1.5 - 3.2 2.1 - 4.4 2.7 - 5.7 4.4 - 9.5 6.8 -14.8 10.2-22.1
Surface Area (sq. ft.) 4.4 6.3 8.6 11.2 14.2 21.1 29.5 39.3
Suspension Line Length (inches) 20" 24" 28" 32" 36" 44" 52" 60"
Tested Cd** 0.8 1.16 0.93 1.14 1.34 1.87 1.46 1.89
Classic Net Weight (oz.) 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 7.0 9.0 10.0
Classic Suggested Retail Price*** (US$) $20.00 $25.00 $30.00 $37.50 $45.00 $60.00 $75.00 $90.00
Classic II New Weight (oz.) 5.6 6.0 7.0 7.7 8.4 10.5 13.3 18.2
Classic II Suggested Retail Price*** (US$) $22.00 $27.50 $33.00 $41.25 $49.50 $66.00 $82.50 $99.00

*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.


Click here for detailed instructions on how to pack and fold a SkyAngle Classic/Classic II parachute  (553K PDF)


SkyAngle Classic and Classic II Parachutes Are:


bulletLightweight --
bulletClassic series manufactured with low-porosity 1.3 oz. silicone-coated ripstop nylon.
bulletClassic II series manufactured with zero-porosity 1.9 oz. silicone-coated balloon cloth.
bulletStrong --
bullet3/8" mil-spec tubular nylon (950 lbs.) suspension lines sewn around canopy.
bulletUV-resistant polyester sail-maker’s thread used throughout.
bulletUser-friendly --
bulletOnly three lines to deal with! Size label sewn on outside for easy identification.
bulletClassic II parachutes have a loop sewn at the canopy apex.
bulletSee our FAQ for info on how to select the proper size for your project, or go directly to Jordan Hiller's SkyAngle-specific Descent Rate Calculator.
bulletTangle-free --
bulletClassic series lines attach to a heavy-duty 1,000 lb. size 9/0 nickel-plated swivel.
bulletClassic II series lines attach to a heavy-duty 1,500 lb. size 12/0 nickel-plated swivel.
bulletCompact --
bulletProvides effortless prep & deployment while saving recovery compartment space.
bulletSee our FAQ for specific pack volumes by tube size.
bulletEasy to Track--
bulletHigh-visibility spinning multicolored panels can be seen in all flight conditions.
bulletAdjustable --
bulletHeavy duty, no-rust shroud line lock for customizing descent and drift rate.
bulletWell Made --
bulletQuality, hand-crafted workmanship - Proudly made in the USA!
bulletTested --
bulletProfessionally tested to provide accurate, real-world descent rates that you can count on!
bulletStable --
bulletSkyAngle’s resist the flopping, pulsation and canopy collapse often seen in other chutes.
bulletGuaranteed --
bulletWarranted against material and construction defects for life! See our Legal page for details.