Hi everyone, I've built a few model rockets from kits but by no means do I know what I'm talking about. The truth is I am more into RC stuff than rockets and I recently had an idea for a guided recovery system and wanted to know what some of you guys thought.
The basic idea is to use brushed dc motors and propellers attached to a nose cone to control where the rocket lands. The nose cone itself would have a separate parachute from the body of the rocket with both of them packed into the body to start. Then the nose cone separates from the body and glides down directly attached its oversized parachute to safety without having to worry about drift since it is able to be controlled by the four brushed motors attached perpendicular to the nose cone while the body quickly descends on a smaller chute or streamer. Here's a picture to better describe what I am talking about https://gyazo.com/88f7192b2e636c993965b2259eb123e8.
I have made a small scale proof of concept with just a physical switch controlling the motors and the idea seems to work good if anyone wants to see the video. Does anyone have thoughts on this concept? I'm currently hung up by trying to figure out the most stable parachute and where to get it. I'm also unsure about a good speed of descent and by extension the size of the parachute if anyone has ideas about that either. Anyways, doubts? concerns? dream crushing realities?
Thanks in advance!