Well yesterday, January 16th, 2009, we tested the parachute for Balloon 2. Our first test used a can of dried up cement. Photos Below:
On top of the building before throwing out the parachute.
The Parachute has been deployed…
and lands safely!
After the initial test, our general consensus was the parachute did not have a heavy enough package, and didn’t deploy quick enough. So to remedy this, we took a coke can, and filled it with gravel and repeated the test again.
Chris gets ready for the second trial.
and down it comes, more efficently, and deploys quicker.