Nomex Parachutes

Why isn't there a manufacturer of nomex parachutes....with a kevlar shock
cord and shroud lines....it would seem as though no wadding would be
needed...i understand nomex is relatively expensive....but for rockets in
the 2 - 3 inch range...it would seem alright...
thanks
vishal
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Vishal
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Funny you should mention it. I had the same idea almost ten years ago; Nomex parachutes were one of the first Pratt Hobbies products. With Kevlar shroud lines, too. We made them in four sizes. Didn't sell for squat. Then one day someone asked me if I would make them a parachute with only one shroud line, and HeatShields were born. They have outsold the Nomex parachutes dramatically, at least ten to one.
Doug Pratt
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Doug Pratt
I have one. Still in the bag. Maybe I should fly it this season.
See ya at LDRS Doug
RDH8
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Robert DeHate
I still have a couple of the 60 inchers in rockets. They work, but they get dirty. That's another advantage of Heatshields: easier to replace. My wife calls them "rocket toilet paper."
Looking forward to some hang time with you at LDRS! Watching the NYPOWER DVD brings back some great memories. I'm glad you stuck with your second Level III flight when I would have given up. Getting that thing off the pad felt so good...
Doug Pratt
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Doug...
What are the chances that you'll ever carry CarbonX fabric?
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Great stuff, but expensive and it's been hard for me to locate a distributor.
Expensive... but I'd love to experiment with the stuff... *if* I could locate a distributor.
I'd love half a dozen square yards for deployment bags and heat shields... the 3.9 Oz Single Jersey Knit fabric *might* even make a decent parachute... and it's washable!!! ;)
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Mark
Doug, I am planning two flights of my L3 bird at LDRS. I want to get some data from the computer payload this time. I was going to fly it both time on Hybrid M's but might end up flying it on a composit M's. Should be cool either way. Robert
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Robert DeHate
Hey, do one of each. Just like lunch at the Chinese restaurant: one from Column A, one from Column B.
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Doug Pratt

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