A Conversation for Parachute Systems

Leonardo Da Vinci's parachute

Post 1


I read yesterday that somebody had tried building and using Leonardo Da Vinci's parachute design (which has never been used before). It worked perfectly, but they used a conventional chute to land, for safety.

Leonardo Da Vinci's parachute

Post 2

Is mise Duncan

Sounds a little daft on their part. Why didn't they just attach the LDV 'chute to a sack of spuds to test it?
Ah well, ours not to wonder why, I suppose....

Leonardo Da Vinci's parachute

Post 3


smiley - biggrin That wouldn't be so newsworthy...

'Four Hundred Year Old Parachute Design Successfully Slows Descent Of Sack Of Spuds'

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