> This project is at least a year or two away from being started, but I'd
> still like to know if anyone has tried a parachute deployment from inside
> a nosecone that splits in half and (each half) folds back (quickly under
> spring loading I imagine).
> In essence, a much much better version of this:
> I imagine that the nosecone halves would perhaps be attached at the top
> using a 'pin' that pulls out at deployment.
Many years ago the rage was SD models that split the whole body tube in half
to deploy humungus streamers. BUt that seam caused lots of drag.
I've cut away most of the base of a blow-molded nose cone for chute storage.
Deployment becomes a problem. The solution is to tie the chute to the ROCKET
instead of to the nose cone end of the shock cord. I used this on my 29mm
Big Daddy since the bigger motor used up most of the chute space.
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