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Collapsible Pilot Chute by Chernis - Custom ZP Colors

Collapsible Pilot Chute by Chernis - Custom ZP Colors
2.00 LBS
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Product Description

Collapsible Pilot Chute (ZP) Custom Color with Pipe, Hacky, FF Handle or Monkey Fist (2-3 Week Production)


The throw-out pilot chute is the most popular type in use today. The pilot chute is packed in a pouch at the bottom of the container (often called BOC for short). The handle is attached to the apex of the pilot chute. When the user grabs the handle and throws the pilot chute into the airstream, the bridle extends, pulling the closing pin and opening the container, as the pilot chute continues in the airstream it extracts the deployment bag containing the main parachute from the container. The throw-out pilot chute was invented by Bill Booth.


With the advent of smaller higher performance canopies, the drag induced by trailing a pilot chute behind a canopy has become a significant concern. To reduce this drag some pilot chute designs of the Pull-out and Throw-out variety are collapsible. Once deployment of the parachute has occurred a kill line running up the center of the pilot chute bridle becomes loaded. This kill line pulls down on the apex of the pilot chute collapsing it and greatly reducing its drag on the canopy.

Some designs replace the kill line with a fixed length of shock cord, which stretches when the pilot chute is moving quickly, allowing it to inflate. When the pilot slows down (after opening a canopy, for example) the shock cord retracts, killing the pilot chute. While this avoids the possibility of pilot-in-tow malfunction due to an un-cocked pilot, it has the disadvantage of requiring significant airspeed to operate. This could cause a delayed deployment if used for a BASE or balloon jump, or any other jump with a low speed deployment. This type may also begin to re-inflate behind a highly loaded, fast moving canopy, negating the usefulness of a collapsible pilot chute.

Monkey Fist Color Selections
We currently offer 64 solid colors to choose from when selecting a monkey fist product. Newest colors: Cotton Candy, Caribbean Blue, Baby Blue, Pretty Pink, Lime Green, Lemon Lime, several Camo Shades, Reflective and Glow in the Dark. For those of you who can't decide on one solid color for your monkey fist then you are in luck. We offer multi-color options for our parachute handles.
 Charcoal Grey
 Silver Grey
 Camo (White / Black)
 Camo (Multi)
 Camo (ACU Digital)
 Camo (Desert)
 Camo (Evergreen)
 Camo (Woodland)
 Baby Blue
 Royal Blue
 Colonial Blue
 Neon Electric Blue
 Camo (Blue)
 Camo (White / Blue)
 Navy Blue
 Caribbean Blue
 Imperial Red
 Camo (Red / Black)
 Camo (Red / White)
 Camo (Neon Pink)
 Camo (Pastel Pink)
 Rose Pink
 Pretty Pink
 Neon Pink
 Cotton Candy
 Neon Orange
 Camo (Orange / Black)
 Camo (Orange / White)
 Neon Turquoise
 Coyote Brown
 Chocolate Brown
 Gold Purple
 Camo (Purple)
 Camo (Yellow / Purple)
 Foliage Green
 Emerald Green
 Dark Green
 Neon Teal
 Olive Drab
 Neon Green
 Lime Green
 Kelly Green
 Camo (Yellow / Black)
 Neon Yellow
 Lemon Lime
 Black (Reflective)*
 Red (Reflective)*
 Orange (Reflective)*
 Colonial Blue (Reflective)*
 Black GID (Glow in the Dark)
 Neon Pink GID (Glow in the Dark)
* The tracer in this cord illuminates at night when exposed to light but does not glow in the dark.

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  1. It's good but I bought wrong size/material 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Apr 2018

    I bought a 28" zp, opens really fast-brisk. Should have went with a 24" F111


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