Lets start at 3000 ft with a 1lb object.....assume a drag coefficent of .75
...assume a descent rate is 50 ft/s and assume the wind speed is 15
ft/s...how far will it drift? or the recovery distance?
3000ft / 50/ft/s = 60 seconds so it will be in the air 1 minute
it has a 2"x108" 1-2 mil mylar streamer for visibility more than recovery...
thats 216 sq in...
Using figures from aboves example, can you determine the actual descent
please show any mathematical formulas....
18 years ago