- Oct 30, 2016
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I would like to get some opinions how many of you incorporate redundancy into your High Power Rockets. My background is in the power industry where redundancy is considered an absolute necessity but does have to be weighed against the possible risks of being over complicated, i.e. Failure to clear a faulted transmission line is really bad but alternatively tripping a line for no reason has its own consequences. I fly a lot of dual deploy and since day one I built a sled with redundant altimeters, batteries and ejection charges that I share among several of my rockets. I have never had a rocket come in ballistic but have had at least two ejection charges fail to fire that checked out OK during pre-flight. I even tend to leave in the motor ejection charge as a tertiary just in case. So I wanted to see when others deem redundant systems "required." I am not specifically talking about just electronics but it could be anything from igniters to chutes.