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Is it possible to make a command chair like part that can release a glider parachute, the same one kerbals have in their suits? This chair could be a base for a small paraglider type build with Junos...

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This has been done in stock already:

But I do see the allure in a command seat only mod for the chute....

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The way that he made his chair work was by deploying while in air and hopping into the chair. You cant deploy the chute while sitting.

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9 hours ago, Gargamel said:

This has been done in stock already:

But I do see the allure in a command seat only mod for the chute....

Looks nice but it does make me wonder: Are you flying 'on the chute'? Or are you flying 'on the reaction wheel'?

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A craft like that will certainly fly with only the clipped aero parts, and steer with only the reaction wheel, parafoil or no.  I haven't tried to reproduce it to see if the parafoil is also providing lift and control.

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12 hours ago, Tex_NL said:

Looks nice but it does make me wonder: Are you flying 'on the chute'? Or are you flying 'on the reaction wheel'?

Good question.  Not my video, so I dunno.  I chalk this into the same category of stock bearings.  Really cool, but kinda impractical. 

But the flip in the opening scene is worth watching. 

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Well, I decided to take a look in the squad part files, it turns out that there is a way to get this to work! Currently there is a module for the kerbal parachutes, called ModuleEvaChute. My guess is that if you make a part using said module, you would achieve the same effect as the kerbal parachute! I'd do it myself, but I'm not proficient enough at modding yet.

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