First of all, thanks to everyone who has given me some ideas with parachutes, Our parachutes are working much better (around 10 seconds and continuing to improve in ~25 feet height.
Now, my team is encountering another problem. We are having touble with parachute detachment from the rocket. We've tried different designs like tube on top of rocket to hold ping pong or just launching parachute on bottle or inside nose cone, but still we just can't consistantly ensure parachute detachment. What are y'all using? Any tips/design ideas? I know you may want to keep some things secret, but any help would be greatly appreciated!
Wright Stuff, Gravity Vehicle. Machines, Circuit Lab, Boomilever, Ping-Pong Parachute
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East Grand Rapids High School, Michigan