Cutdown device?


Larry
 

I am making progress on the "Life in the Stratosphere" experiment.  I am not sure I am convinced but we have  decided "life" might be falling off the balloon. So we don't want to start collecting  until we are free from the balloon.  How do you make a cutdown device?  You wrap the line from the parachute to the balloon in nichrome wire?  Just a couple of wraps?  How much power should I have  in my power budget for this?  Any idea how long this is going to take to burn the payload free?

Larry
KJ6PBS

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