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  1. prepared91

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    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry about your english....you did just fine. I'm sure one of our members knows exactly what it is, but I don't. Sorry.

    Welcome to the forum
     
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    It's either the stabilising drogue canopy from an ejection seat, or a 'pilot' (drogue) 'chute from a main parachute canopy.
    The seat drogue is used to stabilise the seat during the early stage of ejection, and then pulls the line to sever the shackles, releasing the main parachute canopy.
    A 'pilot' chute is the one 'ejected' under normally spring pressure, once the rip cord is pulled on a traditional (free fall) parachute, and is attached to the main canopy by a bridle cord. It pulls out the main canopy from the bag, or sleeve, enabling smooth deployment.
     
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    Thank you! :)
    Although, I don't know what to do with. :)
     
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    You're welcome ! You could always hang it up and make a lamp out of it .....
     
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    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

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    Excellent idea Terry.:thumbright:
     
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