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John Feller

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Hello all,

I want to build the rocket that has 2 M class motor with stage seperation. Do you have any ideas about non pyro staging systems? CO2 systems with servo are not suitable.

Thanks in advance!
John
 

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2cnd stage ignition as a backup to drag sep works well.
 

John Feller

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Thank you for the comments! Unfortunately, drag seperation can't be used as well, do you have any more ideas? Like spring or locking mechanisms etc.
 

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Thank you for the comments! Unfortunately, drag seperation can't be used as well, do you have any more ideas? Like spring or locking mechanisms etc.
I have a university team that is working on something that might be termed a spring or locking mechanism. I can have them contact you if they choose to (but I suspect they will not want to share it). PM me your contact information.

Jim
 

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I have a university team that is working on something that might be termed a spring or locking mechanism. I can have them contact you if they choose to (but I suspect they will not want to share it). PM me your contact information.

Jim
Thanks for your reply. I would be grateful. Thank you :) Sending the info
 

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Maybe some variation of the Marman clamp with a solenoid activated pull pin or something.
 

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I have developed a variety of latching systems for rocket applications (pyroless deployment, parachute retention, high pressure gas hosing release etc). If you can provide details on any size/mass constraints or max load requirements I'll try and assist where I can.
 
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