E-match based cable cutter
03/21/2020
First test of this technique
Parts:
E-match with slit cut into it protective cover and wrapped in masking tape to seal the end.
Rubber band
Loop of red monofilament line
54 mm body tube as proxy for parachute


Ematch with slit cut in its protector (top view)

E-match with slit cut in its protector (side view)

E-match with monofilament loop and rubber band stretched around a 54mm motor mount tube (proxy for a parachute)

E-match wrapped in tape to close top end and protect 54mm motor mount tube (proxy for a parachute)

Video of the first firing


E-match with tape blackened but not burned through.  Rubber band not burned but monofilament burned through completely

Close up of monofilament melted ends