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Successful Launch of Homemade Main Chute Deployment Device- CINEMA 3.5- Nov. 20, 2010

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Author:jmomenee
Published:2010-11-21 16:27:18

Launched at TTRA monthly event held at Varn ranch, Plant City, FL. "Cinema 3.5" was powered by a H250-10 motor and carried an Aiptek HD-1 camcorder. Another successful flight of a homemade parachute release device activated by an altimeter at 500 feet. Device is a tensioned split cylinder which holds the main parachute. The altimeter fires a Quest Q2G2 igniter which burns through a piece of 30# test fishing line holding the device shut, thus releasing the main chute. Drogue chute and homemade device are ejected from the main body tube by the motor's ejection charge. See my article in Newsletter 258 at the Apogee Components website for complete build instructions.

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