Non Pyro Chute Release?

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What altimeters or other electronics can be used with some device to achieve a dual deploy type system that does not require a pyrotechnic aspect such as through servos, non electric line cutters, etc? I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences.
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It's a bit like asking the length of a piece of string. I've personally achieved non-pyro chute deployment and main chute release with less than 100mA for both at driving voltages as low as 3V, but every different device and system will require its own individual power requirements. If you're developing the device(s), then it'd be a case of design & build it, experiment to a good confidence with reliability and measure .

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There are several threads about this subject on this forum. Here are a couple.



Several of the available altimeters will drive servo motors that can be used in electromechanical deployment systems.
 
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:) Jolly Logic Chute Release?
That would honestly be the simplest way, but I am interested in a method that would serve as redundant dual deploy if the ejection charge failed. So something that could get the parachute out with completely reusable means.
There are several threads here and on YORF about hot wire chute tender/line cutter setups. I'm working on one that's smaller and lighter than anything I've seen so far. Have started gathering parts. Plan is to drive it with a Quark.
Interesting project. I am very intrigued because all I have is a Quark right now.
It's a bit like asking the length of a piece of string. I've personally achieved non-pyro chute deployment and main chute release with less than 100mA for both at driving voltages as low as 3V, but every different device and system will require its own individual power requirements. If you're developing the device(s), then it'd be a case of design & build it, experiment to a good confidence with reliability and measure .

TP
Thats what I figured. Any inspiration is appreciated. :)
There are several threads about this subject on this forum. Here are a couple.



Several of the available altimeters will drive servo motors that can be used in electromechanical deployment systems.
There's some valuable stuff in there! Do you think that a Quark would work for some small servos? I need to find what the output power is on one.


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I posted a thread a while back for deployment without 4F powder and I found that drones are solving this with spring loaded cannons.

Not as cost effective as BP but smokeless and an option.


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I posted a thread a while back for deployment without 4F powder and I found that drones are solving this with spring loaded cannons.

Not as cost effective as BP but smokeless and an option.


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Cool. While the upfront cost would be high it seems like there would be little additional cost. 🤔 I wonder what it would take to make it lighter. Thanks!
 

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Do you think that a Quark would work for some small servos? I need to find what the output power is on one.

Thanks all!
To the best of my knowledge, the only Eggtimer altimeters that do support servos are the Classic, Proton, Quantum, and possibly the new Quasar.
Check with Cris about this.
 
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