Prairie Twister Cable Cutter

Fruity Chutes Inc


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The Cable Cutter is a product to replace conventional tethers. Most tethers use black powder to release one or multiple quick links attached to the recovery system.

The Prairie Twister (formerly Archetype) rocketry cable cutter, however, takes a different perspective on the tether by making its use much more flexible by shearing a plastic cable tie, which can be used to hold a large number of recovery components. One of the most beneficial aspects of the cable cutter is using a single parachute as both the drogue and the main! This design has been in the works for over three years, and it is the best it's ever been.

The advantages of Prairie Twister over other devices are many!

  • Small size - approx. 1.8" long and 0.375" diameter!
  • Lightweight - Only ~10 grams!
  • No external components - No more parts to crash into the sides of your tubes!
  • Multiple configurations - Recovery methods are only limited to what you can imagine!
  • Can be prepped ahead of time - Organize your recovery prior to the launch and load the powder as the last step!
  • Safest device on the market - All internal components and specific loading makes the device fire away from you in the rare case of an accident!
  • No flying pieces - Entirely contained and ties to any component to ensure safe recovery of the unit!