Q: Is a parachute a device used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere by creating drag? ¶
A: Yes, Parachutes are usually made out of light, strong cloth, originally silk, now most commonly nylon.
Q: Are parachutes packed and deployed somewhat differently? ¶
Q: Are parachutes of the square variety? ¶
A: Yes, because of the greater reliability, and the less-demanding handling characteristics.
Q: Are parachutes classified into two categories – ascending and descending canopies? ¶
Q: Are parachutes used with a variety of loads? ¶
A: Yes, and including people, food, equipment, space capsules, and bombs.
Q: Was a parachute by artillery observers on tethered observation balloons in World War I? ¶
A: Yes, These were tempting targets for enemy fighter aircraft, though difficult to destroy, due to their heavy anti-aircraft defenses.
Q: Is a parachute in a more favorable proportion to the weight of the jumper? ¶
Q: Is a parachute carefully folded? ¶
A: Yes, or "packed" to ensure that it will open reliably.
Q: Are parachutes purely a drag device and are used in military? ¶
A: Yes, and emergency and cargo applications.
Q: Was a parachute sketched by the polymath Leonardo da Vinci in his Codex Atlanticus dated to ca? ¶
Q: Is a parachute not packed properly it can result in a malfunction where the main parachute fails to deploy correctly or fully? ¶
Q: Were parachutes issued to Allied "heavier-than-air" aircrew? ¶
A: Yes, since it was thought at the time that if a pilot had a parachute he would jump from the plane when hit rather than trying to save the aircraft.
Q: Are parachutes also hard to build? ¶
Q: Are parachutes loosely divided into two varieties – rectangular or tapered – commonly called "squares" or "ellipticals"? ¶
A: Yes, and respectively.
Q: Was a parachute in a bag suspended from the balloon with the pilot wearing only a simple waist harness attached to the main parachute? ¶
Q: Are parachutes classified as semi-rigid wings? ¶
A: Yes, and which are maneuverable and can make a controlled descent to collapse on impact with the ground.
Q: Are parachutes usually deployed by static lines that release the parachute? ¶
A: Yes, yet retain the deployment bag that contains the parachute—without relying on a pilot chute for deployment.
Q: Was a parachute first adopted on a large scale for their observation balloon crews by the Germans? ¶
A: Yes, and then later by the British and French.
Q: Is a parachute 9 m long? ¶
Q: Were parachutes made of linen stretched over a wooden frame? ¶
A: Yes, and in the late 1790s, Blanchard began making parachutes from folded silk, taking advantage of silk's strength and light weight.
Q: Was a parachute pulled from the pack by a static line attached to the balloon? ¶
Q: Were parachutes simple? ¶
A: Yes, and flat circulars.
Q: Are parachutes measured the same way as aircraft wings? ¶
A: Yes, and by comparing span with chord.
Q: Was a parachute invented in the late 18th century by Louis-Sébastien Lenormand in France? ¶
A: Yes, and who made the first recorded public jump in 1783.
Q: Are parachutes measured similarly to that of aircraft? ¶
A: Yes, and comparing exit weight to area of parachute fabric.
Q: Was a parachute pulled from the bag by the crew's waist harness? ¶
A: Yes, and first the shroud lines, followed by the main canopy.
Q: Was a parachute put into production and over time saved a number of lives? ¶
Q: Is a parachute the pull down apex parachute? ¶
Q: Are parachutes packed by "riggers" who must be trained and certified according to legal standards? ¶