Get your peanuts....TRF Supporter
- Oct 8, 2016
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...I've thought that something like this would be an interesting option where instead of bundling the chute with the elastic, make a cylinder to contain the chute. The cylinder would be split lengthwise and spring loaded - think fly-away rail guide kind of thing. The elastic would hold the cylinder shut and once the elastic is cut the cylinder springs open and releases the chute. I think this cylinder idea would significantly reduce the chance of tangles and would make it possible to use this elastic idea on larger chutes.
I've had nearly the exact same idea bouncing around in my head since I saw one of Joe Barnard's BPS videos last year. Now that I am building rockets big enough, I might just give it a go.