- Aug 16, 2013
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The only information I can remember coming across on using them for recovery systems didn't use them directly, they used them to detect burnout and start some sort of timer or fuse that fired the ejection charge. Where have you found someone who claims to have used it directly?
At motor burnout your rocket's deceleration will be much greater from drag than from gravity. Your mercury will, as others have said, go to the front end of the capsule and trigger your recovery system. The length of the switch will make no significant difference in how long this takes.
Ok, got it....thanks.