Sunday, February 3, 2013
You can see my review of my parachute here:
Now I need to connect it to the payload.
Again, I will be using quick links and the same swivels, but now I am using Kevlar twine. I want to have this be as light as possible, but still be cut resistant and strong. Kevlar fits the bill perfectly.
I found mine on Amazon (again) at:
ASR Outdoor Kevlar Sport Line/ Kite Line (Multiple Lengths, Colors)
This is usually used for kite flying or spear fishing, but it should work nicely for ballooning too. It has a slightly waxy feel and ties off beautifully. I recommend on all the knots on this project using the "Duncan Knot". Click on the link to see how to tie it.
In the end I end up with a cord that nearly identical to the first one only made of Kevlar. You can see this in the photo.
I will show you how I did the connection to the payload in my next post.