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Bandit launch - Deuce's Wild! drag race

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1 month 22 hours ago #10369 by curtisheisey
Bandit launch - Deuce's Wild! drag race was created by curtisheisey
Howard and I, suffering a severe case of rocket launch withdrawl, shuffled a few zoom meetiigs and called in a few vaction hours to take advanage of a deep blue sky and no wind in Acton.  We did a Deuce's Wild! drag race on 2xF59 CTI smokey sams.   I got some good shots from the ground, from a drone, and from an onboard video camera.  I put one of each in the follies gallery. 

Howard got this amazing slo-mo video.  He will post on youtube and post the link.

I had good and bad luck with eggtimer apogee altimeters.  One worked fine, but the other  (even though I had vacuum test i)t, did not go off. The backup motor ejection did not blow the parachute out. It had a hard landing, but repairable.  The one that worked recorded 236 feet, so I'm wondring if the other one didn't trigger launch detect. I will email Cris Erving and see what it is set as. I do have 5:1 weight/thrust ratio, but the drag from those huge fins keeps the alt very low.

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3 weeks 3 days ago - 3 weeks 3 days ago #10375 by hgreenblatt
Replied by hgreenblatt on topic Bandit launch - Deuce's Wild! drag race
I uploaded the video to the Videos Gallery.
Here is a direct link: 
Last edit: 3 weeks 3 days ago by hgreenblatt.

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