Just cut a piece of lightweight plastic bag, (75x75cm) (square or round, doesn't matter) tie a thread to each corner of the plastic, and then tie them together at the same length. Then tie a weight to the strings, fold it up and launch it!
nope colorex pretty much explained it perfect.... I just bought some G.I. Joe looking guys to drop out and wasnt sure how to make some cheap ones, Any tips as to how to fold them before they drop or does it really matter???
I made my own with supplies from Walmart's craft section. I bought a yard or two of nylon cloth, and the same amount of mesh. I cut a large circle from each, then sewed them together at the edges. I attached a down line to the center of the mesh material, and viola, I had a tangle proof parachute.
I was able to upsize it to carry the weight of the camera I dropped.