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Parachute Rocket Weight Chart!

Use this chart to determine the correct parachute diameter for your rocket.


Size of chute

Launch site

(0 feet)

(5,000 feet)

(10,000 FEET)

Min. Weight

Max. Weight

Min. Weight

Max. Weight

Min. Weight

Max. Weight

24"

13 oz.

24 oz.

11 oz.

20 oz.

9 oz.

16 oz.

30"

21 oz.

37 oz.

18 oz.

31 oz.

14 oz.

26 oz.

36"

1.9 lbs.

3.4 lbs.

1.6 lbs.

2.8 lbs.

1.3 lbs.

2.3 lbs.

48"

3.4 lbs.

6.0 lbs.

2.8 lbs.

5 lbs.

2.3 lbs.

4.1 lbs.

60"

5.3 lbs.

9.3 lbs.

4.4 lbs.

7.8 lbs.

3.6 lbs.

6.4 lbs.

72"

8 lbs.

13 lbs.

6 lbs.

11 lbs.

5 lbs.

9 lbs.

84"

10 lbs.

18 lbs.

9 lbs.

15 lbs.

7 lbs.

13 lbs.

96"

13 lbs.

24 lbs.

11 lbs.

20 lbs.

9 lbs.

16 lbs.

120"

21 lbs.

37 lbs.

17 lbs.

31 lbs.

14 lbs.

26 lbs.

144"

30 lbs.

54 lbs.

25 lbs.

45 lbs.

21 lbs.

37 lbs.

168"

41 lbs.

73 lbs.

34 lbs.

61 lbs.

28 lbs.

50 lbs.

192"

54 lbs.

96 lbs.

45 lbs.

80 lbs.

37 lbs.

66 lbs.


Note: Calculations are based on 15 to 20 ft./sec. descent.



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