rescue parachute / single
G-chute

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Characteristics

  • Applications:

    rescue

  • Maximum passengers:

    single

  • Wing surface:

    1.1 m² (11.8 ft²)

  • Weight:

    300 g (10.58 oz)

Description


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The G-chute is a small drag parachute that reduces the high G forces which may occur during the descent in a spiral dive.


This enables the pilot to achieve a higher rate of descent with fewer turns and less G-force. It is installed on the riser and only deployed during a spiral dive. After the spiral, the G-chute can be killed by pulling on the middle line and stored for reuse.

Depending on glider and sinkrate, a G-chute will reduce the G-force up to 30%.

The G-chute is particularly effective with high aspect ratio wings and is recommended for pilots who fly with the Genie Race series harness and a competition glider.