Whats the difference betweem a paragliding rescue chute and a parachute and could I use a parachute as a paragliding rescue chute and what would be a disadvantage/advantage?
At least these points are imortant: Stablity, descent rate, manoeuvrability, opening speed, reliablity.
I'm asking because I've found articles (in german) which make the argument that the current rescue systems for paragliders are a mistake and that "BASE systems" are starting to beeing used in the acro scene. However I could not find details.
Paragliding rescue chutes are typicly round canopies but there are also other special forms.
Military troop parachutes are also round canopies.
So are chutes used for space exploration.
While parachutes are rectangular.
And also paragliders are rectangular.
Round canopies are said to have a slower descent rate, are more stable then other forms, are simple and open faster and are small but they are not feasible to manoeuvre but I could not find references to back up those claims.