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Old 10-24-2010, 09:29 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by McSpeed View Post
Do they have to deploy the cute at that speed to make the stop in time or is it just to save brakes?
Apparently SW's chute failed to open on a 238mph shakedown pass friday and he wound up in the weeds with minor damage to the Supra.

edit: Monday morning QBs are calling for CO2-powered chutes as apparently using smaller pilot chutes to pull the larger main chute out aren't reliable at these speeds. They're also saying the Gallardo's chute was mounted too low

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