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 systems.

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's the best it's ever been.

The Archetype Rocketry advantages over other devices are numerous!

  • Small size - approx. 1.8" long and 0.375" diameter!
  • Light weight - 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!
Able to 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 a severe accident! No flying pieces - Entirely contained and ties to any component to ensure safe recovery of the unit!