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No ejection parachute deployment

by PicoPlanetDev

I'm wondering if there is a simple way to deploy a parachute without any ejection charge. I'm working on a Thrust Vectoring system, similar to BPS.space and a few designs here on Thingiverse. My system would not allow for an ejection charge, so I'm trying to brainstorm ideas for deployment. Servos? Pyro? What are your thoughts on this?

Thanks in advance!

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Experimental Rocketry

by JAMott

It's been a long time since I was flying rockets but when I was, I was looking for better ways to make the model rockets work. I was particularly interested in ways to deploy the parachute without using wading. Is anyone interested in finding alternatives?

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Beta Launch Vehicle

by robnee

I just posted a new design of the Estes Beta Launch Vehicle. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Centuri Alien Scoutship Embossing Templates

by robnee

OK, Not technically an Estes rocket but likely of interest to those here. I've posted templates for recreating the embossed shrouds for this classic kit.

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by robnee

I started this group as a place for people to post designs for Estes rocket parts and designs. If anyone would like to contribute to the things already hear please do.

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