Hello guys, I’m brand new to R/C Skydiving and I have a few questions. But first I have to tell you, I’m designing my own skydiver from scratch. It’s not going to be one of these little guys that’ll fit in your pocket. I want it big enough to see pretty well in the sky.
My jumper is modeled up with 3D software so I can assign weights to materials and get everything worked out before I start making parts. So far he’s 13.2” tall and weighs just over 1.5 lbs.
I’ve downloaded the gitchelchute.doc from the “Let’s Jump” web site and constricted a 3D model of the canopy. Just for clarity it’s the RAM AIR PARAFOIL CHUTE FOR R/C by Wally Gitchel 7 cells, 24”, chord, 49” span, 8 sq. ft. area, for a #2 R/C Jumper.
When I place the canopy with my jumper he seams a little small. Now to my question; what size (and weight) is a #2 Jumper that Walter Gitchelreferringto?
Thanks for your help.