Parachute attachment point

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    With a single parachute, is it better to tie it to the nose cone or along the shock cord, and why.
     
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    http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot.com/search?q=tie+parachute+to+shock+cord
    After spending several minutes untangling the shroud lines around a Custom Equinox nose cone, I swore never again.
    Another reason I can think of is that with a length of elastic shock cord between the nose cone and parachute there is more give when the chute opens, lessening the chance of the screw eye pulling out.
     
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    Also be careful with some of the blow molded plastic cones that have a built in plastic mount for shock cord and or chute. They break off. You definitely don’t want a piece of plastic to be the link between parachute and rocket.
     

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    What a great question. I've wondered that myself. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Extending the principle for High-power rockets, attaching chute to nose cone with the shock cord means you have the chute pulling 'up' and the cord with rocket weight pulling 'down' essentially making a rip maneuver.
     
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    I like to install a dowel into the NC, glued in place along with a toothpick drilled through the NC shoulder and dowel as a pin. This also has a piece of music wire installed into NC with the "feet" bent so that it will not pull out of dowel. Then I attach to the wire loop. Broken way to many of them little plastic tabs.
     

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