Hello and Thanks for
taking the Sea Breeze tour!
I am Troy and
while I am taking a break, I will show you around and give you a
inside look at what goes into sewing one of my parachutes.
been designing and sewing the Sea Breeze
parachutes as a Hobby since 1989. I take Great Pride
in each parachute I sew. I test fly every parachute before it is
shipped to be sure it fly's as it was designed to. I invite you to take the 5 cent tour
to see how my parachutes are created.
A lot of the work is
done using custom designed CNC systems that I have built myself or with the help
of close friends.
"Yes" CNC is another of
CNC stands for Computer
Numerical Control and has been around since the early 1970's.
Prior to this, it was called NC,
for Numerical Control.
(In the early 1970's computers were introduced to these controls, hence the name
Today you can build machines and
program them to do just about anything you want.
And now for the
may have seen the notice about not taking orders in January and now
soon I will be updating this area of the tour.
For now, I will leave it as is....
A parachute order's
first stop is here!
This is a look at
the panel layout area. This is where the colors are pulled
for each parachute that
is sewn. This is also known as the cut table.
Most parachute orders are
completed in 2 to 3 days of hitting the cut
Here is a
look at the rib cutting system.
Here is a look at the
first top panels to be laid out with the newest CNC
machine to be added.
Here you can see the top
panel of a 82" parachute being marked out. And "Yes" that is a big
Here is the same panel
as the rib locations are being marked out.
marks are complete. The machine moves clear so the
be removed and the next panel
placed down for marking.
1/1/07 a Sea Breeze Servo Saver is shipped with every QBS kit.
Here is a look at how
the servo saver top plates are made now.
I finished the 7' X 13' machine HERE is how the servo saver top plates were
I hope you have
enjoyed the nickel tour.
OH Yeah, since your
still here and have not slipped into a room marked "DO NOT
Here is a little
something extra for you folks taking the tour this month.
Please keep in mind
that I do this as a hobby and as you can see I put a lot into every parachute
I sew as well
as the gondola kits
I offer. My goal is to promote the RC Paraplane hobby and I am doing all I
can to see it grow.
It has been a lot of fun
over the years and I am Grateful to everyone who supports my
I do the best I can
to keep up with the demand for the parachutes I offer.
Which reminds me...
break time is over!