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Parachute wanted

Trevor11AC

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Looking for a back chute. Possibly a chair. Colud work ive never worn a chair. 5'9" 140lbs.

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Pigpenracing posts parachutes for sale here pretty often...


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Chair parachutes do not work as well as you might think. They fit folks with long torso's, but the rest of us not so much.

Measure your back while sitting. Different rigs are different heights. For best comfort and function, you want the container to sit up on your shoulders, and hopefully all of the way down to the seat. If you put it on and there is space below the container when you sit in the airplane, put a rolled up beach towel there.

What type of aircraft? Many pilots are more comfortable with a wedge style back rig that puts more bulk at the bottom of the container vs the traditional rigs that put bulk up at the top to push your shoulders forward. I hate that in a Pitts.

Sun-N-Fun is next week. If you can not get to the show to try on rigs, you can still get the show price over the phone.

Best of luck,

Wes
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Trevor11AC

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Thanks Wes, im building a clip wing taylorcraft and building seat now. S wedge would work well I think. I occasionally fly a starduster but I sit on a few cushions in it. I cant make sun n fun. Didnt even think of show prices thanks. Trevor

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Check Barnstormers. My friend just posted one for sale.


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I got a great show price from Softie at SNF - without going to the show. Just called them (via Brett Hunter) on the last day and they shipped it to me.
 

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Thanks everyone!

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