Hi, i'm assuming this is a glider with a pop pod where the glider detaches from the pod at apogee when the ejction charge goes off and deploys a steamer/small chute for the booster pod.
Originally Posted by ssrat
i've launched loads off these and have only ever had one incident where the glider tangled up with the shock cord. so you might be just unlucky!
the pod is usually very light and only needs a streamer to recover, so there is little chance of a parachute causing a zipper etc, so i would be tempted to shorten the cord, and swap the cord for thinner kevlar, hopefully there will be less cord for the glider to find in the first second or two of free flight.
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