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Heli-Chute, Auto-Rotating Parachute

Atair's Heli-Chutes are innovative auto-rotating parachutes designed for low-cost military and humanitarian airdrops. The fully reusable Heli-Chutes pack up to 4 times smaller than conventional round parachutes of equal vertical descent rate, are economical due to using less fabric and labor in construction, and are inherently gyro-stabilized.

Heli-Chutes' innovative spinning wings have a stabilizing effect that eliminates the pendulum effect common in cargo airdrops using conventional round parachutes. Spin stabilization prevents the payload from landing on its side and is particularly valuable when delivering fragile equipment or medicines.

Source: atair.comAdded: 8 October 2013