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How come the parachute does not get tangled up?

  1. Dec 22, 2014 #1

    RRC

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    how come the parachute does not get tangled up?
     
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  3. Dec 22, 2014 #2

    Bystander

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    Swivels. Plus a long enough line on the harness that it probably doesn't need swivels.
     
  4. Dec 22, 2014 #3

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    I want one.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2014 #4
    It could be that the centripetal force and the air resistance inside the parachute keeps it from tangling.
     
  6. Dec 23, 2014 #5

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    outstanding !!

    but would be banned in any western country by the military, air traffic control, homeland security and a bunch of other killjoy govt departments ;)
     
  7. Dec 23, 2014 #6

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    doesn't need that the lines from the parachute cone to a central point then a single line down to the unit
    a swivel, as suggested, at that point, would be the easiest way to stop the chute lines from tangling :)
     
  8. Dec 23, 2014 #7
    perspective. it looks it is spining horizontal but it´s already vertical. The clibing seems cool, the spining creats the efect for verticality
     
  9. Dec 23, 2014 #8

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    Maybe. But even spinning around a horizontal axis would not entangle the rope, if it attaches to a point on that axis at the circumference. Just like a gyro spinning around an horizontal axis, which is supported by a rope on just one side.
     
  10. Dec 24, 2014 #9
    agree
     
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