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  • #61
    Paul really nailed the chutes.

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    • #62
      Hi,
      I will be selling uncut drag chute kits with all the materials and directions for $40 shipped.

      You will receive,
      1.Drag chute with drawn cut out lines and or ribbon lines.
      2.10 yards of suspension line.
      3. 5 inches of shrink tubing.
      4.12 inches of 1/8 elastic band.
      5. 5 yards of double faced1/8 ribbon.
      6. 2 inches of 1/4 elastic band.
      7. 4 metal rings

      Items that are needed to build.

      Sewing machine
      Rotary razor
      Hobby Cutting Mat
      Super glue
      Thin CA
      3M adhesive
      Fabric Temp Tac
      Needle and thread
      Blue masking tape
      Talcum or Baby Power

      The build is roughly four hours.

      If you are interest in the kit please drop me a PM.

      Thanks,
      Paul
      Hangar...
      Freewing A-10 80mm Thunderbolt II, Freewing F-4D 90mm Phantom II, Freewing ME-262

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      • #63
        Hi,
        The completed drag chute price for the Freewing F-4 Phantom will be $175 + $4 shipping.
        The only drag chute colors are red&white and solid yellow.

        Thanks,
        Paul
        Hangar...
        Freewing A-10 80mm Thunderbolt II, Freewing F-4D 90mm Phantom II, Freewing ME-262

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        • #64
          Hi,

          Here are some of the directions on how I go about making the drag chute for the Freewing F-4 Phantom.

          The short kit comes with all the materials for building. I have penciled in all the cut lines and ribbon placement lines.

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          First lightly spray with spray mount. I usually spray one sec from three feet above cutting board. Then apply material to the cutting board.
          Make sure to smooth out material nice and flat.
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          Using a rotary razor cut all slots, outer and center.
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          Cut 10 pieces of 1/16 ribbon at 20 inch lengths and place on a surface to be sprayed with adhesive. I spray about 18.5 exposed and the rest is covered
          with tape on end for better handling. Make 3 or 4 passes of adhesive.
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          Now a apply ribbons quickly while adhesive is tacky onto the marked lines starting with a cross hair pattern then starting anywhere from left to right clockwise.
          Press ribbon onto material. Don't worry about the ribbon tails being to even because they will be trimmed to about an inch later.
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          Now the fun part... slowly start peeling the material off the cutting board, ribbons will come off so be careful. The idea of gluing the ribbons is to aid during sewing.
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          I then set the chute to the side and flip the mat over and add some baby/talcum powder placing the chute glued side down to kill off the glue residue.
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          Next I take a poster board and iron to insure glue from the ribbons set better before sewing.
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          Cut ribbon tails to one inch all the way around and singe ends.
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          Time to sew. Straight stitch and back stitch at the beginning, center and end of each ribbon.
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          Now you are just about halfway done with your chute. Place to the side and get ready for suspension lines, shock and finally assembly.
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          Hangar...
          Freewing A-10 80mm Thunderbolt II, Freewing F-4D 90mm Phantom II, Freewing ME-262

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          • #65
            This is great Paul. A lot of work goes into making one of these for sure.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by RCjetdude View Post
              This is great Paul. A lot of work goes into making one of these for sure.
              Thanks Steve and no doubt! You for one would know about the process
              How’s your drag chute holding up? I think I folded mine up about 30 times during the past season.

              Hangar...
              Freewing A-10 80mm Thunderbolt II, Freewing F-4D 90mm Phantom II, Freewing ME-262

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              • #67
                Originally posted by Helmsman52 View Post

                Thanks Steve and no doubt! You for one would know about the process
                How’s your drag chute holding up? I think I folded mine up about 30 times during the past season.
                Mine is doing fine. Hanging on the back end of my F-4 waiting for the next opportunity.

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                • #68
                  Hi,

                  Here is part two directions on the Freewing F-4 drag chute.

                  Building the suspension lines. Cut twenty 18 inch lines and begin sewing with needle and thread a 3/8 loop on each end making two
                  stitches, then thin CA, cut loose ends, slip shrink tube on and heat. Cut all shrink tube at 1.5 inches.
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                  Now make about 20 lines about 15 inches long with the small shrink on on side only.
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                  Now in groups of five and use larger shrink and heat. Make a total of four groups.
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                  For the riser. Cut 9.5 inches of the 1/8 elastic line and four at 1.5 inches. Super glue all four 1.5 inch pieces 1/4 inch on to the end of the 9.5 inch piece then wrap the 1/4 piece in place.
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                  Hangar...
                  Freewing A-10 80mm Thunderbolt II, Freewing F-4D 90mm Phantom II, Freewing ME-262

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Helmsman52 View Post
                    Hi,
                    I will be selling uncut drag chute kits with all the materials and directions for $40 + shipping.

                    You will receive,
                    1.Drag chute with drawn cut out lines and or ribbon lines.
                    2.10 yards of suspension line.
                    3. 5 pieces of shrink tubing.
                    4.18 inches of 1/8 elastic band.
                    5. 5.5 yards of double faced1/16 ribbon.
                    6. 1.5 inches of 1/4 elastic band.
                    7. 4 metal rings

                    Items that are needed to build.

                    Sewing machine
                    Rotary razor
                    Hobby Cutting Mat
                    Super glue
                    Thin CA
                    3M adhesive
                    Fabric Temp Tac
                    Needle and thread
                    Blue masking tape
                    Talcum or Baby Power

                    The build is roughly four hours.

                    If you are interest in the kit please drop me a PM.

                    Thanks,
                    Paul
                    Edited materials and shipping.

                    Thanks,
                    Paul

                    Hangar...
                    Freewing A-10 80mm Thunderbolt II, Freewing F-4D 90mm Phantom II, Freewing ME-262

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                    • #70
                      Hi,
                      Here is the final part of the drag chute build.
                      Lay chute flat with ribbon facing up. Bend ribbon ends about a 1/4 inch of the ribbon and slip line over and CA closed. Note, make sure there's a loop on the ribbon end and not glue. Do all four sets of line keeping them in order and then turn over material with ribbon facing down.
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                      Next place the metal ring over one of the riser ends... fold and CA leaving a small loop at the top of each.
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                      Next Make sure lines are in order as per pic. Now attach all four sets to each ring and CA the rest of the the riser opening.
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                      Next make a loop at the end of your riser line and hand sew about 5 stitches. This is for securing the drag chute.
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                      Drag Chute completed.
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                      Attached Files
                      Hangar...
                      Freewing A-10 80mm Thunderbolt II, Freewing F-4D 90mm Phantom II, Freewing ME-262

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