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Offline Shutter

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Re: New DB Cooper Show With Members Of This Forum
« Reply #450 on: May 08, 2020, 09:40:50 PM »
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I owe Bruce an apology for the above post. I was both incorrect and out of line.

Nice to see things work themselves out...

I just got back Unsure so I'll look into the thread thingy for you possibly tomorrow..still have to unpack and get the house back in order..

Everything went as planned in Tampa..630 feet of canopy installed and inspected (passed) by the city with flying colors..
 

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Re: New DB Cooper Show With Members Of This Forum
« Reply #451 on: May 08, 2020, 10:58:39 PM »
That's a huge canopy. I was once on a crew erecting a canopy about 200 feet long to cover several railroad cars. They hired a bunch of stagehands - at least ten, and even with a 12 hour day we didn't finish.

It was a hot day, too. Congrats, Shut, on gettin' 'er done.
 

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Re: New DB Cooper Show With Members Of This Forum
« Reply #452 on: May 08, 2020, 11:31:16 PM »
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That's a huge canopy. I was once on a crew erecting a canopy about 200 feet long to cover several railroad cars. They hired a bunch of stagehands - at least ten, and even with a 12 hour day we didn't finish.

It was a hot day, too. Congrats, Shut, on gettin' 'er done.

This was a shipping canopy..it only projects 4 feet off the wall. it's still a lot of work..I took two of my best guys to insure I would make my deadline...below is a short video I took just before leaving..

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Re: New DB Cooper Show With Members Of This Forum
« Reply #453 on: May 08, 2020, 11:32:23 PM »
Dudeman posts about the chutes at DZ -

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A pilot chute and a drogue are similar in design and appearance. The difference is in the function. The drogue trails behind something/someone in freefall for the reasons stated above. The pilot chute deploys the canopy. In the 'cutaway' method of emergency procedure, then the reserve would have a pilot chute, and that's what is seen in that last picture you posted.

Again, I would guess that any white material might have come from the dummy reserve.

The pictures in the 'citizen sleuths' link:

In the picture of the canopy laid out on the table, the lines at the near end, the far end is where the pilot chute would be, yet nothing is seen. No pilot chute on that rig.

That bundle of lines between the hardware in the container is a cross connector. The parts of the hardware that can be seen inside the container, those rectangular metal loops, are where the parachute lines attach. That hardware goes through holes in the container fabric, and the other end are those hooks/clips that are seen in other pictures. Those clips attach to the D-rings on the main harness. If one of those attachment points were to fail on opening, you'd lose tension on half of the lines, the canopy would collapse and you'd go in. That cross connector would hold that side of the hardware and prevent that collapse from happening.

Those lines tied to the side of the container is probably something Cooper did in an attempt to tie that to him. That those lines are white, and not pink like the ones on the chute in the picture make me think that they too might be from the dummy reserve.
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