Spin-tunnel investigation to determine the effect on spin recoveries of reducing the opening shock load of spin-recovery parachutes
Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 20-foot free-spinning tunnel to determine whether the effectiveness of a spin-recovery parachute would be influenced by a reduction, through the use of a shock absorber, or the opening shock load. The results indicated that a given spin-recovery parachute was effective with or without a rubber shock absorber installed in the parachute towline. Results regarding the effect of the shock absorber on spin-recovery characteristics and effect of porosity and towline length on shock load are provided.
Date: March 1950
Creator: Jones, Ira P., Jr. & Klinar, Walter J.
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