Public Enemy Performer DD Question

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Jan 27, 2009
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Eyeing one of these for an L2 bird and would like to go with dual deployment. Looking at the original specs, the dual deploy kit/model was 8 inches longer than the non-dual deploy. With only an 18" drogue chute to add, I am wondering why it would need to be longer. The overal length (non dual depl) is 70". Seems like such a small chute would easily fit into the lower airframe, or am I way off base?

I guess what I am trying to figure out is if I can simply add the e-bay and the main chute, or do I really need to extend the tube.

Any help?
Maybe I am missing something in your question, but . . .

If you have the booster section -- with the drogue chute packed in there . . . .
And you add the e-bay on top of that . . . . to deploy chutes above and below the e-bay . . . .
Where would you put the main chute?
You need something between the e-bay and the nosecone to pack the chute and extra shock cord into.
My thought is that the airframe is made up of 2 tubes. I can see the bird being built out of a single tube, right? So, booster section has drogue chute. Upper section has main which is ejected through the "top" (nose) end. That's how I have seen most DD's work.

Maybe I am missing something.
I went to look up the model specs. and got this from the website

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Public Enemy Rockets have been Cancelled.

Thanks For all the years of business.


To answer your question, the electronics bay will/should take up 2 times the diameter of the rocket. Eight inches if it's a 4" rocket. If you have enough room for the main, drogue, two (2) sets of shock cords, and the "8"inches of electronics bay, then you shouldn't need to lengthen it.

I don't know what MMT is used, but if it's 54mm, then you can have cases almost 30", the nose cone is probably in the 18 - 22 inch length (including the shoulder) with 8" of electronics bay, that could be 60". Would only leave 10" for main and drogue recovery, Not much space.
Thanks! I guess the numbers don't lie. I suppose I need to break out the rocksim file and look at the component lengths and make the decision.