Main Parachute Module + Large PPNC Dummy Module

Main Parachute Module
After the last crash, we decided to split the main parachute module and the PPNC Nosecone.

We used the same design as the drogue parachute module for the main module by shrinking the bottom section of a 1.25L bottle and cutting the top off. The existing nosecone structure and door panel were used. The tomy timer was stuck on top of 3 layers of corrugated plastic to enable the handle section to protrude past the wall of the rocket.

Main Parachute Module

Main Parachute Module

This module weighed in at 54 grams minus the parachute. Click here for other module weights.

Full Size Dummy Nosecone
The dummy nose cone was built from a new bottle. This one is a full height dummy nosecone. A small section was cu tout of the bottom so as not to interfere with the door of the main parachute module. We also decided to fly it without the bubblewrap to see how it would fair in a crash.

Full Size Dummy Nosecone

Full Size Dummy Nosecone

This module weighed in at 23 grams . Click here for other module weights.

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2 Responses to “Main Parachute Module + Large PPNC Dummy Module”

  1. ishira Says:

    all the timers i get break .do you have any idea where to get a good tomy timer

  2. todd Says:

    The Tomy timers made my Tomy Toy Company of Japan are best, I havent had one break yet