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Stroud Safety Air Launcher Parachute

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Stroud Safety Air Launcher Parachute features a pneumatic style of launcher which completely does away with pilot chutes and their inherent problems.


Stroud Launcher System Stroud parachute launchers are the most advanced parachute deployment system on the market. Available in either mechanical or pneumatic styles, the chute launcher completely does away with pilot chutes and their inherent problems. 

Patented by Stroud Safety, the chute launcher was over 8 years in development. The chute launcher can be used from the slowest bracket car to Top Fuel cars. It is especially effective on the 1/8 mile courses, as it is not speed dependent like a pilot chute system. The mechanical system is spring deployed using a regular pull handle. 

It is ideal for cars that do not have an onboard air system. For those cars that have onboard air, or wish to, then the Stroud pneumatic chute launcher is ideal! It is lighter and easier to use than the spring launcher. Both systems work equally well and the parachute does not know the difference. 

Some Stroud chutes are designed and built for a certain class. Stroud recommends that anyone looking to purchase a drag chute call their qualified technicians to confirm the size required for their particular circumstance. Use the following formula and information to determine what your drag chute needs are going to be. 

However, this formula is only a guide. Call us to find out exactly what you need. Drag chutes only understand two things: weight and speed. Body styles do enter into the picture. You can figure out how much canopy you need and match it to your class by using the formula below. 

Remember, this is only a guide. 

(Weight of car, in pounds) X (Speed, in mph) / 1,000 

For example: (1,600 X 150) / 1,000 = 240 This is the MAX limit for S/C. 

If you have a higher number than this, you require a stronger chute.

S/C 400 or less S/G 410 or less C/E 420 or less P/S 430 or less Alcohol / Fuel Rail Must use 2 chutes / Alcohol / Fuel Funny Must use 2 chutes.

*This product is drop shipped and may arrive separately from other items ordered.

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Country of Manufacture United States


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