Old School Doug
Unwilling participant in the idiocracy.TRF Supporter
- Apr 16, 2020
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- Lake County, Illinois
I'll be attempting my L1 with a Zephyr on a H100 DMS later in the spring and I've been giving some thought to how I want to handle recovery. I've seen enough HPR launches at Bong in SE Wisconsin over the years to know that apogee deploy of the chute can result in significant walks, not to mention a fair # of rocket eating trees and water hazards. That being said I'm strongly leaning towards deploying the 36" chute around 500' with a JLCR. But I am also noodling around with the idea of deploying a smaller 15" chute at apogee to slow decent rate down a little and hopefully keep shock cord tangle from becoming a problem. The 15" would attach at the nose cone and the main on a loop farther down the shock cord. Open to thoughts, ideas, and warnings.