Spill holes keep the pressure from getting so high that the parachute has to rock from side to side to release it. The spill hole needs to be…

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Once the parachute is opened, the air resistance overwhelms the downward force of gravity. The net force and the acceleration on the falling skydiver is upward. … The…

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The circle parachute should demonstrate the slowest average descent rate because its natural symmetrical shape would be the most efficient design to maximize wind resistance and create drag….

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When should you open a parachute? You will exit the aircraft between 10,000 and 15,000 feet (depending on your preference) experiencing between 30 to 60 seconds of freefall….

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In part, the science behind parachutes is that they make clever use of air resistance. You see, though it’s invisible, air is composed of gas molecules and as…

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Parachutes rely primarily on one aerodynamic feat of physics: air resistance. Terminal velocity is the point of maximum acceleration. It is a constant speed reached when the force…

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Due to the resistance of air, a drag force acts on a falling body (parachute) to slow down its motion. Without air resistance, or drag, objects would continue…

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