I think that the way the air comes off the car has a lot to do with
stability when the chute opens. We had a problem with one of our air
scoops which caused the chute to ride really high. Reconfiguring the
scoop cured the problem. So I suspect that the difference in the Mustang
and the Chevette was the aero of the car.
Tom, Redding CA - #216 D/CC
John Beckett wrote:
> I will defenatly plan to change my driving style for shut down and drive
> into the 'chute in the future. I need to try something different. Chutes and
> instability have been an unsolved problem for me with some vehicles. The
> Mustang II was always stable when the 'chute deployed. When we rebodied to
> the Chevette we had all sorts of instability. Same chassis, same 'chute. The
> Honda seems to be stable deploying the 'chute, at least at 200. Driving into
> the 'chute is the one thing I haven't tried yet , but willing to see if it
> changes anything or not.