Movement Raceworks Tech Tip Tuesday: Unpack Your Parachutes!
Unpack your chutes? Wait, what? Yep, unpack them.
If in case you have a automotive that’s going 150 mph or extra on the dragstrip you might be required to have a parachute on the automotive. You aren’t required to make use of it, however you might be required to have one. With that stated, there are solely a few situations that might have me not utilizing the chutes because it retains the automotive straight within the shutdown space. On this video from Movement Raceworks, Doug talks about a kind of situations which is working an 1/eighth mile on a 1/4 mile observe the place there may be loads of shutdown to get via with the intention to get off the race observe. On this video, Doug talks about their challenge Mustang known as El Toro which has been raced lots this yr however that hasn’t used the chute in a very long time. This may be dangerous while you want it, and Doug goes to clarify why.
When a chute sits within the bag on the again of the automotive, all packed up tight, for lengthy durations of time they will take up moisture and get stiff. This makes it more durable for them to deploy.
Take heed to what Doug has to say, and bear in mind to unpack your chutes when not in use so they are going to be gentle and able to pack on your subsequent race.
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