Deployment bag- multiple sizes
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We carry two sizes of deployment bags that are intended for use with mid-power sized rockets. The main benefit of a deployment bag is to allow the shroud lines of your parachute to fully extend prior to your parachute being inflated. This helps significantly to keep things from tangling up. There are hold down straps on the outside of the pouch where you can carefully route your parachute's shrould lines through.

TARC teams will find that a deployment bag will usually add a second or two to your deployment time which can be used to adjust the flight time of your rockets.

Our smaller bag measures approximately 4" x 7.5" and is intended to be used with BT-80 sized body tubes, or any body tube that is at least 2.5" in diamter.

Our larger bag measures approximately 4.5" x 9" and is intended to be used with 3" sized body tubes.

The deployment bag is constructed from a fire resistant fabric but is not intended to be used without additional protection such as a fire resistant parachute protector and/or cellulose insulation (aka- dog barf). The hold down straps are constructed of Nomex fabric, and the interior cord is made of Nomex. The cord is continuous through the pouch and is finger-trapped and bar-tacked at both ends to make it extremely strong.





Deployment bags can be used in a number of different ways. One suggestion is to connect your parachute to your rocket's shock cord in the normal way. The parachute then gets stuffed into the deployment bag. The nylon loop that extends out of the bottom of the bag can then be attached to your nose cone. The deployment bag is then slid into the rocket's body tube with the open end of the deployment bag facing downward. Upon ejection, the nose cone will be ejected upwards along with the deployment bag. When the shock cord gets tights at full extension, then the parachute will be pulled from inside the the bag. With this method, the nose cone will have to have its own parachute.

The inside loop can be used to attach to the top of a parachute if it has a sewn loop at its crown.

The simplest way to use this when only using single deployment is to follow these instructions (see illustration above)-

1. Attach your parachute directly to your nose cone.
2. Attach a shock cord from the nose cone to the looped cord that is coming from the inside of the pouch. It is important that the length of this section of shock cord is longer than your parachute's shroud lines. If you are using a very long shock cord then it's likely that this section will be many feet long. If it is too short, then it’s possible that it will prevent your nose cone from separating a far enough distance from the deployment pouch in order to pull the parachute out of the pouch.
3. Attach the shock cord coming from your rocket to the looped cord coming from the bottom of the pouch. Keep this section short also. You’ll probably need it to be at least long enough so that you can easily get access to the bottom of the pouch in order to make your connections. But there’s no advantage to making it any longer.


  • Item #: DEPBAG

Deployment bag- multiple sizes

Price: $18.00
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