How Do You Make a Parachute

How To : Make a mini parachute

Watch this instructional video to form the structure of a mini parachute using a loop of string. Pay close attention to the hand motions, and weave the string into a knot. Do no be shocked when this string formation looks very similar to a mini parachute. You can then attach a ...more

How To : Make a toy parachute

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a toy parachute. The materials required are: lightweight fabric, ruler, scissors, string, 4 hole button and a toy army man. Begin by measuring a 10x10 inch square on the fabric and cut it out. Fold over each of the 4 corners an ...more

How To : Make a toy parachute and airplane

n this video series, our expert Katalin Toth will show you how to make a couple of air toys for children. Part 1 of 16 - How to Make a toy parachute and airplane. Make a toy parachute and airplane - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make a to ...more

News : Parachute

Ask someone to come on a plane to film or something so that when other people are jumping, he won't be jumping, so he will not have a parachute on, so what you do is you push him out of the plane without a parachute and then do like Travis Pastrana and go rescue him in mid air ...more

How To : Weave simple paracord 550 bracelets

Paracord, or parachute cord, is one of the most versatile ropes out there. Originally made for parachute suspension during WWII, it is now used for everything from tying knots during a camping trip to weaving sturdy bracelets as a fun DIY project. The tutorial featured in this ...more

How To : Pack a skydiving parachute using the psycho method

A brief video that illustrates parachute packing using the 'psycho method'. Part 1 of 2 shows the steps of; Sorting the 9 cells, slider, stabelisers, wrapping of the tail, flipping the pack job on its back, untwisting d-bag and cocking the pilot chute. Part 2 illustrates the f ...more

How To : Fold a model rocket parachute

Lots of newbies ask about this. Don't know why, but okay, here's how to do it -- folding a parachute for a model rocket. Note: There are as many techniques for folding parachutes as there are people flying rockets, so don't take this as the end-all instruction on the matter. ...more

How To : Build a parachute for models

HIP2B2 TV Show presents how to build a parachute! This is a perfect rocket parachute that you can build on your own. You need to cut six strings to connect the chute to your model. They test it out with a rock.

No SFX Necessary : 5 Real Life Iron Man Prototypes

How is it possible that Iron Man is not yet a reality? DVICE reports that super-powered exoskeletons are indeed within our grasp (if not quite as flashy as Hollywood SFX just yet). Real life exoskeletons fall into the realm of not-too-distant futuristic warfare. Below, five e ...more

News : 11.3 Million Video Game Deaths Visualized

Nope, it’s not the McDonalds menu, but close enough. Jim Blackhurst has mapped 11 million deaths onto a 3-dimensional point cloud for video game Just Cause 2. The result is an amazing virtual heat map of a world where every white dot represents a death on impact: The millions ...more

How To : Build a durable bottle rocket using common items

Benson Trenh and Mark Norris show viewers how to build a bottle rocket using common household items. To build this creation you will need tape, a hole puncher, scissors and string. Also use a black plastic bag, or any color, for the parachute! Cut the black plastic bag into a ...more

How To : Coil 550 parachute cord

Here is a technique for coiling parachute cord or any other thin rope / twine. Learn how to survive in the wild. You never know when you'll be stranded on a desert island, lost in the deep woods, or be a contender for Survival, the TV show. This series of videos, by Hedgehog L ...more

How To : Tie a Parachute Adams for fly fishing

In this fly tying video series, get free fly tying instructions for tying a Parachute Adams dry fly from expert fly fisherman Jeff Wilkins. Jeff will teach you what fly tying materials you will need to tie the Parachute Adams and will give you a list of the materials you will ...more

News : Danes One Step Closer to DIY Suborbital Spaceflight

They've been at it for a few years now, but the crazy group of amateur rocket scientists who call themselves Copenhagen Suborbitals have triumphed over adversity, successfully launching their DIY rocket nearly 2 miles into the sky last Friday. The privately funded, non-profit ...more

How To : Build parachutes with household materials

In this video, we learn how to build parachutes with household materials. You will need: a long string, Mylar, mesh, plastic, scissors, tape, and a weight. To get started, you will first cut your plastic or mesh into a circle or octagon shape. Then, take your string and cut it ...more

News : Martin Jetpack Climbs to 5,000 Feet Above Sea Level

As of right now, Guinness World Records claims that the highest human flight with a rocket belt is 152 feet, accomplished by Eric Scott in 2004. But they may need to update their records soon thanks to Martin Aircraft Company in New Zealand, whose Martin Jetpack finally showed ...more

How To : Do the MC Hammer dance

Bust out the parachute pants and boom box and pay tribute to one of the most famous performers in modern times with the MC Hammer Dance. If you're bored with the latest moves then have some fun and try this retro style. MC Hammer did the Hammer Dance in back the early ‘90s, b ...more

How To Live Underwater : A Nevada Family's Bubble Fort

Would you rather live far up in the trees? Or deep underwater? A Nevada family of scuba divers have built the ultimate childhood getaway: the Needham family's "Bubble Room" is an underwater fort that sits at the bottom of a lake in the Sierras. The room is an air-filled pocke ...more

News : Shoecam Takes Wingsuit Flying to New Heights

For most thrill-seekers, skydiving alone is an adrenaline rush worth experiencing only once, but for the death-defying, elite skydiver, the wingsuit is the next step in daring midair adventures. But thankfully, we people who like our feet planted on the ground can enjoy the th ...more

News : Jetman Flys Over Atlantic with DIY Wings - Plummets!

Yves Rossy, AKA Jetman, attempted to fly across the Atantic from Morocco to Spain yesterday. His homemade, jet powered wings "span 8 feet and are powered by four kerosene-fueled jet engines." Homemade?! Flying across the Atlantic in homemade, jet powered wings demonstrates so ...more

How To : Create a string figure Parachute / Tent

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a parachute / tent. Song: Miles Davis - So What. Browsing the International String Figure Association website, ...more

How To : Get the beached whale easter egg in Just Cause 2

One of the great things about Just Cause 2 on the Xbox 360, is the main character is a butt-kicking, shoot first, ask questions later kinda guy. Not only does he have a parachute that he can just use at any given time, but he has an awesome grappling hook. A grappling hook! It ...more

How To : Play Battlelands Royale on Your iPhone Right Now

With PUBG and Fortnite dominating the gaming scene, other companies are making royale-themed games to get in on the trend. Futureplay is no different, as they've soft launched Battlelands Royale in Finland, Poland and Ukraine to iron out bugs before its worldwide debut. If you ...more

News : 2009's Craziest Adrenaline Junkies

The Telegraph presents 2009's most spectacular stunts. This year's roster of adrenaline junkies include the craziest daredevils of their fields: wingsuiting, parkour, motocross, climbing, sky diving, auto racing, and more. Gotta love the rainbow of wingsuiters pictured below, ...more

News : Who Says Owning Fine Jewelry Means an Empty Wallet?

P.S.- I Made This offers resourceful, crafty tutorials that stretch the imagination. With projects ranging from jewelry to accessories to clothing, founder and creator, Erica Domesek has been featured in Teen Vogue, Glamour, Vogue Nippon, Domino, GQ, InStyle, and Marie Claire. ...more

How To : Roll Up an Extension Cord. Good One!

How to roll up an extension cord. Rolling up an extension cord. Extension cord. It sounds like a basic skill but it's amazing just how many people just don't know how to roll up an extension cord. For the DIY'er and tradesman alike there are probably two main methods. There's ...more

News : Dear Johnny, Looney Toons style stunt!

I know the contest is over, but I have an idea anyway! Take one of the crew, oh say, Ehren for example, and give him a parachute and place him about 40-50 ft in the air. Tell him that his mission is to jump, delpoy his chute and navigate over a pond to the other side. Except f ...more

How To : Tie the gulper special when fly fishing

A parachute-style dry fly has several advantages over a standard hackled dry fly. The parachute name comes from the fly's propensity for soft, upright landings that don't spook trout. The body of the fly rides lower the surface film like a real mayfly and some people find the ...more

How To : Draw a jelly fish

Drawingnow.com shows us how to draw and colour a jellyfish. First make an outline of the body of the jellyfish by drawing a dome with verticl sections like a parachute or an umbrella. Join the sections at the bottom of the dome like a skirt. Colour the background blue in three ...more

News : Chloroform Surprise

Hi : ) This is version 2 of chloroform surprise (as version 1 submitted was a bit too dangerous) . This time we have a professional anesthesiologist to help anaesthesia. He/She will use a pre tested knock out cocktail that suits each jackass individually, so that this remains ...more

How To : Draw a paraglider on a computer

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a paraglider on a computer. Start by drawing an oval for the head and attach it with a torso. Now draw the hands in the gliding position. Draw a flat oval and connect it with legs. Now draw the parachute and connect it with the ...more

How To : Assemble a model rocket for launching

In this Hobbies & Toys video tutorial you will learn how to assemble a model rocket for launching. This video will show you how to do this using the Estes Alpha model rocket. For this project you will need the rocket kit, masking tape, glue, sand paper, a knife, scissors and a ...more

How To : Master the breakdance windmill

Step back into the 80s. Put on your parachute learn to perform 'The Windmill' like a pro. 1. Spread your feet more than shoulder width apart. Drop down on your left hand. Make sure that your left hand is directly under your shoulder. 2. Place your right hand above your head on ...more

How To : Make a candy stripe bar

In this Disaster Preparation video tutorial you will learn how to make a candy stripe bar. The candy stripe bar is a slick way to create a strap of slanted lines. One of the many tying techniques used to create friendship bracelets, the bar can be modified to create stripes me ...more

How To : Make slinkies for steelhead fishing

This instructional video is on how to make slinkies for steelhead, salmon and trout drift fishing. Slinkies are easy to make and they make less noise when bouncing off the bottom. You'll need a pair of pliers, a lighter, parachute cord, and split shot. Watch this video fishing ...more

News : Just Cause 2

Just got finished playing Just Cause 2, a fairly new title developed by Eidos & Avalanche.  I was fairly skeptical of it due to the 81 metascore on metacritic, but decided to rent it with Gamefly.  At first, I was pretty turned off due to the highly repetitive missions (HIGHLY ...more

How To : Prepare for surviving in the desert

How far would you get if you tried to cross a desert on foot? Learn how to prepare for surviving in a scorching environment,including how to substitute a piece of parachute nylon for a headdress! Use what is at hand to protect your eyes.

News : Malfunctioning Zipline

This starts having the guys do a stunt where they go down a zipline and get pelted by paintballs. Everything works fine the first couple times and the stunt goes on filming. Then Steve O gets on the zip. While everyone's had parachutes that help slow them down at the end, Ste ...more

News : Sky Dive Terror

Step one. Find out who is most terrified of heights, someone inevitably will be! Step two. Organise a simple sky dive session for them and claim it will be great footage for the film because they're so scared of heights. Step three. Pre organise with the sky diving instru ...more

News : Pogo-Chuting

It is just like parachuting but instead you go up in a airplane and jump out on a pogo stick and without a parachute. Do a flip from the pogo stick out of the plane without a parachute on. But just like on one of your previous Jackass stunts the guy falls a couple of feet and ...more

News : Wake Up Sunshine

One night after partying, find the most wasted person in the group. For security purposes, don't be afraid to slip him a roofie or two throughout the night. The next morning, while he is still sleeping, strip him down butt-naked, put a blindfold and a pair of ear muffs on him, ...more

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