Sunday, August 04, 2013

More kludging on the Obsessive Compulsive Rebuilding Disorder

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the oversized fins on the Obsessive Compulsive Rebuilding Disorder are sturdy. They should be OK for a slow boost but will certainly buckle unless I use a huge parachute. So, I kludged a shock tether that will let it recover fins up. A wire bridle is attached to the motor retention bolts and a Kevlar cord is tied to that. It runs up the side of the rocket into the parachute tube. I'll tape the cord to the body to keep it from flopping around and, hopefully, the tape will let go.