Chute Tamerô Control - Introduction
The Chute Tamerô recovery deployment control is an innovative device that gives you control over your rocket's parachute for higher flights and fewer recovery worries! Get the performance that you have been dreaming about out of your existing engine-only deployment rockets!
The Chute Tamerô control allows existing single deploy, motor ejection only rockets to realize delayed deployment of the parachute similar to more expensive and complex dual deployment rockets. No ematches or black powder (other than the engine's ejection charge) is required to enjoy reliable close to launch recovery of your existing single deployment rockets!
The Chute Tamerô control's delayed parachute deployment is accomplished by keeping the parachute folded and bound after it is ejected from the rocket until a preset time delay ends releasing the parachute allowing it to deploy. The programmable electronic timer is activated at launch by a G switch. The parachute is bound to the Chute Tamerô control with monofilament (fishing) line until the line is cut at timer expiration with a heating element. All of these components are conveniently housed in a tough flame retardant enclosure, allowing the Chute Tamerô control to be placed in the rocket with the parachute.
The Chute Tamerô control weighs 145 grams with a standard alkaline 9 volt battery installed and requires a rocket with an inside body tube diameter of 2 inches or more. The Chute Tamerô control is easily attached to an existing rocket's nose cone eye bolt along with the rocket's shock cord and parachute. A drogue parachute can also be included and left unbound for deployment at apogee.
Using the Chute Tamerô control, the motor's ejection charge ejects a bound parachute, which does not open in the fast-moving air stream. The bound parachute is released at a time after the destabilized rocket has slowed down to a tumble, thus reducing or preventing zipper damage due to a motor delay that is too long or too short.
The Chute Tamerô control's speaker provides audible verification of the timer's delay setting and heating element continuity. After the Chute Tamerô control completes its operation, the speaker acts as a siren aiding with the recovery of rockets in tall grass or other obstacles. All Chute Tamerô control functions are accessible from outside the enclosure with the exception of changing the standard 9V battery.