MkI Viper Canopy Release

1 month ago

This is a test of the MkI Viper canopy release mechanism. The canopy has four post which compress four springs mounted on the frame. The canopy is held into place by Kanthal A-1 wire. By remote control, a high current passes through the wire melting a small section of the wire causing a break. The canopy is ejected from the frame. The canopy and mounting frame have a mass of ~125 gm.

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