Archives for September 2012

Paraplane Videos

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Comprehensive Information about Parachutes

The invention of parachutes dates back to Renaissance period in the 1470 when the first design was made. This design included four straps that run across the rods to the waist belt so as to effectively and safely suspend the person using it. However, this design had a few shortfalls, for example the surface area was significantly too small to withstand friction from the air. Various websites that provide information about parachutes also take note of the fact that the wooden base frame used posed a great danger to users since they were unpredictable and could easily break under pressure. Advancement in technology has led to development of new parachutes that are effective and safe to use as compared to the past models. These parachutes are made using very light yet strong cloth material usually made from high quality silk or nylon. They can be used for various purposes such as slowing vertical speed of an object as it moves vertically through the atmosphere. Parachutes are used in very many scenarios such as military training, life saving mission and many more. For them to work efficiently the designers have to take time and ensure that all parts are functioning correctly. When … [Read more...]