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Has anybody made a dual deploy version of the Wildman Dink without adding a separate tube and av-bay? I know you can easily do this with the Jolly Logic Chute Release. But, I just can't make myself spend 2-3 times the price of a Perfectflight StratologgerCF or an EggTimer Quantum and still don't have electronic deploy of the drogue. I know it would be easy enough to put the altimeter in the nosecone to get a single electronic deploy but what about dual deploy? Tender descender or something like that but again you are spending $60 when I can get a dual deploy capable altimeter for that or less.
 

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Has anybody made a dual deploy version of the Wildman Dink without adding a separate tube and av-bay? I know you can easily do this with the Jolly Logic Chute Release. But, I just can't make myself spend 2-3 times the price of a Perfectflight StratologgerCF or an EggTimer Quantum and still don't have electronic deploy of the drogue. I know it would be easy enough to put the altimeter in the nosecone to get a single electronic deploy but what about dual deploy? Tender descender or something like that but again you are spending $60 when I can get a dual deploy capable altimeter for that or less.
I am building mine HED using a Stratologger CF and a cable cutter to get dual deploy. Prairie Twister Rocketry is where I get mine:

https://ptrocketry.blogspot.com/p/cable-cutter.html
 

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I have not done it, but you could order a 1" switchband and two Av bay bulkplates and be good to go. HED is the only option, unless you want to add a payload tube.
 

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By HED do you mean Head End Deploy?

Bat-Mite I'm not following you with a switchband and two bulkplates.
 

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Thanks. I hadn't thought of doing it that way. I bought this kit in 2015 on the Black Saturday sale but haven't built it yet and really want to make it dual deployable since it is small and has a big motor mount with the 54mm. With the prevailing winds at the rocket pasture I really don't want to chase a rocket that has been under chute from about 3500-4000 feet. Maybe I can pic up those parts from Tim next week.
:) :wink: :cool:
 

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That reminds me. I never finished mine. It's fully assembled, but not painted. I was gonna get a switch band for mine too, so I can do HED. That way I won't have to add any nose weight.
 

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Note that on my Formula 75 with HED, I simply epoxied the harness to the inside of the nose cone, rather than install an eye bolt. Been working just fine so far.
 
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