I have 3 parachutes on my plane's tail, and I'm trying to deploy them while the plane is landing. However, when I deploy the parachutes in sequence, all 3 fail to deploy.

This is my scenario:

  • The plane has touched the ground and is moving.
  • The brakes are being applied to stop the plane.
  • The engine throttle is either set to 0, or the engines are completely off.

Yet when I deploy it in mid-air while the engine is on, all 3 parachutes successfully deploy (suspending the plane in mid-air).

Why is this happening?

1 Answer 1


Because parachutes automatically cut once the craft touches the ground or water in vanilla game. To make proper drogue chutes, you'll need a mod, whose name eludes me at the moment.

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    RealChute, right?
    – oldmud0
    Commented Jun 22, 2014 at 16:54
  • That'd be the one, if I recall correctly. It's been a while since I last played Kerbals. Commented Jun 22, 2014 at 16:56

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