• Chute Release lets you control the altitude your rocket parachute opens• For rocket flights higher than 200 feet (60m) above ground level• For rockets 1.6" (41mm) in diameter and larger (may work in some 38mm rockets)• 17.5 g (0.6 oz) Weight• 54 x 31 x 10 mm (2.1 x 1.2 x 0.4 in)
Chute Release is an electronic device for model rocketry that holds your parachute closed until it drops to an altitude that you choose. This is great for windy days and small fields when normally your rocket would drift too far while descending under parachute.
Simply wrap the elastic around your folded parachute and snap it into the other side of the release, then set the altitude from 100 to 1000 feet (30-300 meters) and you are ready for launch.
Size: 54x31x10 mm (2.1 x 1.2 x 0.4 in)
Weight:17.5 g (0.6 oz)
Minimum Altitude: For flights higher than 200 feet (60m) above ground level
Release altitudes: 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 1000 feet (30, 60, 90, 120, 150, 180, 210, 240, 300 meters)
Minimum rocket size:At least BT-60 1.6″ (41.6mm) diameter tube, though may work in some 38mm rockets.
Other rocket requirements:Requires motor to eject parachute from rocket
How Does It Work?
When the rocket descends to the chosen altitude, an electronic servo releases the pin and lets the parachute open.
Chute Release is constructed of strong polycarbonate plastic to stand up to ejection charges and impacts. The mechanicals are constructed of precisely-machined aircraft aluminum, Teflon coated so that they need no lubrication.