Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Flaming Christmas Tree v1.1

The newly revised recovery system is complete, as shown in the attached photo.  As I mentioned before, the upper portion is connected to the lower via two plastic tubes.  These are not optimal, as plastic doesn't like hot gasses.  However, it was designed (and I use the term loosely) to work once.  I just hope that, if the upper chamber blows apart due to over pressurization, that enough of said pressure is conveyed to the parachute tube below.  In any event, the rod will be oriented to send it away from the flight line.  Now I'm hoping for relatively warm mid-January weather!