|Features of the Ball Bearing Swivels|
Swivels, like the fishing-line variety, are commonly used on small rockets to reduce the amount of twisting in the lines of parachutes. But most people don't know that high-strength barrel swivels are available for larger rockets too. Better still, these swivels have ball-bearings in them, so they spin much easier than the small ones you may be used to using. That means your lines will stay straight and the parachute canopy will be fully inflated during the entire descent of the rocket. Because of that, the rocket will land slower and softly on the ground and reduce the chances of it getting dinged up on landing. Won't that save you some money in repair costs?
The other thing about these swivels is that the rings on the ends are welded closed. That way they won't pry open like a key ring when they parachute opens and the weight of the rocket is transmitted through the swivel. This gives you the confidence that the rocket will come down in one unit, rather than separating like those cheap starter rockets from other companies.
If you're the type of person that loves a successful launch from lift-off to touchdown, and you enjoy when things go as planned, then these parachute swivels will give you confidence that your launch will be the hit of the day.
|Frequently Asked Questions about Swivels|
Q. How can I quickly swap the barrel swivel and parachute between rockets?
Note: Parachute, shock cord, and quick-link are not included with the barrel swivel. Shown to explain how the swivel might be used.
|#200 Ball Bearing Swivel||14510||0.375"
|Rated at 200lbs pull - Rockets up to 10lbs||
|#300 Ball Bearing Swivel||14511||0.438"
|Rated at 300lbs pull - Rockets up to 15lbs||
|#500 Ball Bearing Swivel||14512||0.75"
|Rated at 500lbs pull - Rockets up to 25lbs||
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