After spending time looking at these images I decided to start with the shape of the parafoil. Modern parachutes and paragliders work because air is rammed into the nose of the canopy which inflates and pressurizes it into a wing shape. It's amazing how well it works, and because of this simple shape I've logged a few hours now of piloting my own little aircrafts. I asked what I could do with the parafoil shape and drew the below designs.
Top Drawing: the normal shape of a 7 celled skydiving canopy. The black areas on the bottom represent the opening of the cells where air is pushed in to inflate the wing.
Bottom Drawing: the 7 celled canopy design arranged around a cup. This could be used as a sleeve like those used for coffee cups. Eventually I settled on only using one cell of the canopy due to limited time.
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