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What is the best way to pack the parachute, shroud lines, and shock cord on the NCR by Estes Star Wars X-Wing Fighter?
 

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What is the best way to pack the parachute, shroud lines, and shock cord on the NCR by Estes Star Wars X-Wing Fighter?
From the box, it's a rear motor ejection bird.
Did you build it as such, or did you convert it to the tried and true nose-cone ejection?

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For those who own this NCR kit, they know it’s rear ejection. There aren’t copious amounts of room to properly pack a parachute, suspension lines, and the shock cord. I’m curious as to what other kit owners have successfully done.
 

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From the box, it's a rear motor ejection bird.
Did you build it as such, or did you convert it to the tried and true nose-cone ejection?

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This kit was built per the instructions. It was never designed to have forward nose cone ejection, nor could it ever be converted as such.
 

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I would suggest using an toroidal parachute as they are compact for their given descent velocity. The X-Wing isn't going to fly that high on a G motor, so landing damage is a greater risk than having one drift away.
 

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