I didn't follow your post very well.
I have a forte that I built with the anti-zipper design, eg it seperates
above the fins.
I just added a coupler at the bottom of the BT where I cut it in half.
I think I used the stock parts that came with it and maybe another centering
I did not make a baffle in mine.
As I recall I made another centering ring and put it at the top of the MMT
but inside the coupler.
I mounted a Ubolt in this centering ring.
Be sure that you secure the NC well so it wont come off.
Also if there is any extra space in the BT you will want to install a
stuffer tube to keep the recoveryharness and chute from being shoved way up
in the BT and not coming out.
Be sure to back the harness in before the chute so the chute will be the
first thing out.
For the stuffer tube I just used a paper towel tube.
In my Rocket boy(it has a similar arrangement) I glued the spare end of a
nose cone( I tend to cut this off and install a bulkplate with eye bolt) to
a spare MMT as a spacer to keep the chute from getting shoved too far in.
Hope this helps
> On my LOC Forte I am using the anti-zipper method because I wanted to try
> something new. Not wanting the ejection to fail, and the rocket be
> I want to have plenty of room for the gas to get through. I am only
> compressing a small area, but would rather be safe than sorry. Can I go
> ahead and just cut out the sides of the bulkhead on the sides of my
> I will leave plenty of room to keep the strength. I know that I will have
> have a bit of wadding between the bulkhead and the dhute and shockcord,
> that is fine.
> For my shock cord replacement on this I am using 1/4 inch tubular
> 10 or 12 feet. Is this too much? Is it not enough? Is the diameter too
> small? Is it too large?