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Jul 31, 2010

Airplane Parachutes

BRS parachutes have saved about 250 lives to this day. One parachute for a 500 kg airplane costs about 4.500 $. The following video tells how it works.

BRS Parachute System

Here is one story about how the parachute saved four lives.

Technical Details

The rocket launch tube and the handles

The canister assembly

The parachute is attached to the airframe at three hard points. The harness and the parachute is packed into the canister and the rocket is installed next to it. The rocket and the canister are usually somewhere inside the fuselage. Here are some pictures about the installation.

Different types of harness terminations

BRS-1050 Canister Installation in Apollo Delta Jet Trike

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