G-12 STANDARD CANOPY WITH THE
BAT SOMBRERO SLIDERtm




Butler Parachute Systems integrated the BAT Sombrero Slidertm on a series of stock G-12 cargo canopies. The use of the slider significantly improves the opening characteristics of the stock G-12 canopy, preventing damage and allowing for higher opening speeds at lower altitudes.

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Additional Applications of BAT Sombrero Slidertm Technology - A 2001 AIAA Technical Paper by Manley C. Butler, Jr.

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The following videos illustrate some of the tests under single and cluster conditions. To watch the videos click twice on the play icon and wait a few seconds for the download to begin.

This video corresponds to a G-12 parachute dropped from a CASA 212 aircraft.
 
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This video corresponds to a cluster of six G-12 parachutes
dropped from a C-17 aircraft.
 
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This is the same as the above video, zoomed in for greater clarity.
 
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This video corresponds to a cluster of three G-12 canopies
from a CASA 212 aircraft
 
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and wait a few seconds for the download to begin.

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