Monday, March 13, 2017

Estes Skydart II #3229 Build, Step 22, Pop Pod Parachute

The instructions show the typical chute attachment where you slide the canopy through the shroud line loops. I wanted a better attachment with no tangled lines.

All three of my line loops got a small overhand loop knot at the center point.
After removing any turns in the line, the three knots were set side-by-side and a cotton string was pushed through the small loops. With the ends tied side by side you can end up with no tangles in the lines.

That line was tied around the balance point of the pop pod tube. Place a used engine in the mount and balance the pod.
TIP: Tape the chute lines to that balance point. The instructions don't mention this but the pop pod will now descend horizontally.

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