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- Jan 18, 2009
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- Stafford, VA
That is interesting. I've never wrapped the shock cord with the chute when using a JLCR. Never thought of doing that. My JLCR is tethered to the anchor point of the chute and just wrapped around the chute. In my Callisto, the rocket leads everything down, fin first, the nose cone falls below the chute and the JLCR and chute act like a drogue chute and is the last thing down.Here are some pictures of how I set up my JLCR for the Phoenix.
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Most people end up with some added weight in the nose cone so as to improves the rocket's stability.
With the added weight the Phoenix will tend to descend quickly, nose cone first, when you use a JLCR.
Once the nose cone takes the lead, the open body tube almost acts like a drag chute. My rocket comes
down straight as an arrow; Body Tube-----Harness-----Nose Cone-->
The JLCR tether and the chute are rigged so that the chute won't push out from under the elastic band.
The tether is attached ahead of the chute and the chute's harness loop so that the chute goes
"up & away" from the JLCR. This way you won't get any entanglement.
That's a 50" Top Flight chute in the pictures.
This has always worked for me, but I will definitely keep in mind putting the JLCR band around the shock cord also.