Balloon 2 – Parachute Test

Rizwan Merchant   January 17, 2009   Comments Off on Balloon 2 – Parachute Test

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.

Photos Below:


Chris gets ready for the second trial.


and down it comes, more efficently, and deploys quicker.