I don't use e-matches for testing. I use x-mass bulbs with the tops cut off. I glue straws on and fill with BP as needed.Originally posted by wyldbill
Using Estes igniters is lot cheaper for this than e-matches. Save your matches for flight or maybe a final test. Run your launch controller through a vent port and connect to the back side of your charge holder.
Bob,Originally posted by bobkrech
The purpose of a ground test is to test the entire recovery system as it will be flown to insure it will work when flown.
If you are going to use an e-match in flight, then you should use an e-match in your ground test.
Saving a dollar or two is not worth it compared to a several hundred dollar rocket.