- Drag parachute
The G-chute is a small drag parachute that reduces the high G forces which may occur during the descent in a spiral dive.
This enables the pilot to achieve a higher rate of descent with fewer turns and less G-force. It is installed on the riser and only deployed during a spiral dive. After the spiral, the G-chute can be killed by pulling on the middle line and stored for reuse.
Depending on glider and sinkrate, a G-chute will reduce the G-force up to 30%.
The G-chute is particularly effective with high aspect ratio wings and is recommended for pilots who fly with the Genie race series harness and a competition glider.
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