DJ Safety has designed these pilot chutes for the racer that wants safety at the top of there list. The pilot chute starts out with a durable steel spring that will launch the laundry far enough out to catch some air to slow your hot rod down then eight durable ballistic 1.750" wide nylon straps are sewn around the spring and to the nylon material with leather reinforcements sewn to the ends of the straps and the face of the pilot chute for wear protection and added strength. Included are four pilot chute loops and a pilot chute loop cord. Weight as seen in the picture is 1.5 pounds. Pilot chute is designed to be used with most 9" x 9" parachutes.