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Old 07-30-2015, 09:01 PM
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Default Another DD e-match question

Preparing for my first DD flight I bought a box of e-matches through the club. The HPR guys were ordering a lot and I asked them to get a box for me. They are MJG Technologies: Electric Match. This was a year ago and I am finally ready (almost) for a DD. The av-bay is done, I understand the Stratologger and the Archtype cable cutter procedures.
I have read on the forums the three most important steps in avionics are:
1. Ground test
2. Ground test
3. Ground test.
I set everything up and the e-match head is too long for the cable cutter. I cannot install the cap.
I rigged an Estes starter, keep the remaining igniters for flights, and everything worked fine.
So, the question is, what e-matches will fit in an Archtype cable cutter?
Thanks to all.
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:24 AM
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Preparing for my first DD flight I bought a box of e-matches through the club. The HPR guys were ordering a lot and I asked them to get a box for me. They are MJG Technologies: Electric Match. This was a year ago and I am finally ready (almost) for a DD. The av-bay is done, I understand the Stratologger and the Archtype cable cutter procedures.
I have read on the forums the three most important steps in avionics are:
1. Ground test
2. Ground test
3. Ground test.
I set everything up and the e-match head is too long for the cable cutter. I cannot install the cap.
I rigged an Estes starter, keep the remaining igniters for flights, and everything worked fine.
So, the question is, what e-matches will fit in an Archtype cable cutter?
Thanks to all.
Posted to multiple forums.
I used the MJG "Firewire" initiators with the cable cutter last weekend. It was tight, but it did fit, and worked fine.
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