>Do I need a larger parachute? Even if I had built a stock Graduator,
>would the 18" parachute have been large enough?
beefed up shock cord and motor retainer system). I just launched it last
Saturday on a F 20 Econojet. A tremendous flight! Love that "White Lightning"
and Noise! A real crowd pleaser.
My paint scheme was purple and gold (Louisiana State University Tigers colors)
along with some neat decals I found at the LSU giftshop. Fortunately, the
rocket flys better than the Tigers' football season has been.
I too thought the 18" chute was a little on the light side, even building it
stock. I moved up to a 28" chute that I also had from LOC. This worked great
and didn't drift that much either. I tend to go for soft landings and when in
doubt I go for the bigger chutes.
Enjoy The Graduator! A nice straightforward rocket.
SOuth LouisianA Rocketry (SOLAR # 8)