Turn dollar-store table covers into super simple parachutes that are easy to make, and impressively effective, so you have an endless supply of canopies, for all your arial activities. ---------------- Subscribe to the Sonic Dad channel! bit.ly/SonicDadChannel
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[✓] Dollar store tablecloth: amzn.to/2c31Tw0
[✓] Swivel hooks : amzn.to/2c9svHB
[✓] String: amzn.to/2c1XSoJ
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My good friend Ritchie Kinmont from www.sonicdad.com
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Project History & More Info:
If you make these parachutes, you'll be able to use them with Rockets, Sky Balls, or even action figure toys as well.
I was amazed to see that 8 parachutes could be made from 1 dollar-store table cover, effectively making them less than $0.15 each.
My good friend Ritchie Kinmont has a business, as well as a YouTube channel, called Sonic Dad (www.youtube.com/sonicdaddotcom)
and has some really great projects.
We collaborated in the past, on the Micro X-bow video (bit.ly/MicroXBow)
, and when it came time for me to design a rocket for my sugar motors, I went back to Ritchie so we could put our heads together and see what we could come up with.
We made a really awesome rocket, he called the "Randomizer", and Ritchie used one of the parachutes he made in a previous project (bit.ly/IBSonicParachute)
, as the parachute for the rocket, and it was perfect!
I made a few small modifications to the parachute design, and developed it into a project video for the rocket building series, with approval from Ritchie.
These parachutes can serve multiple purposes, from rockets, to sky balls, to action figures, and more.
I found some techniques to manufacture the parachutes so they can be produced quite quickly, and they typically take me about 5 minutes each, once I get in the groove.
For these parachutes I used scotch-tape, like Ritchie did in his project, however after playing with them extensively, this seems to be the most common point of failure. In the future I'll probably try using colored electrical tape, a bit of duck-tape, or another flexible rubber tape with more adhesion for better durability.
Either way, they are super easy to fix if they come apart. All you have to do is tape them back together! :)