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Launch - December 28, 2017

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On Thursday, December 28, members from both teams traveled to the Walkersville launch site for test flights. The day was clear, with little wind, but very cold. We used the our launch rail, straight up.

Temperature=27F, Pressure=29.50inHg, Wind=3-5mph, Altitude=307ft


  • Gain experience in flying this year's rockets.
  • First test team 4053 red rocket with F39-6T.
  • First test team 4054 gold rocket with F44-8W.


  • .The red rocket (4053) went too high, but had a nice flight. A fin cracked and we only got one flight.
  • .The gold rocket (4054) had a good first flight, but too low with the F20-7W.
  • The second gold rocket flight ended with a lawn dart and destroyed the altimeter. The flight looked good until there was no deployment. The ejection plug was still in the motor. We think the cold had something to do with it. We reported it to NAR and Aerotech. They sent us some new motors.
   Red Rocket   Gold Rocket


Team Rocket Flight Motor Weight Alt Recovery Altitude Time Comment
4053 Red (video) 1 F39-6T 450g 4 18" 858ft 42sec Good flight, broke fin
4054 Gold (video) 1 E20-7W 422g 10 2-15" 643ft 29sec Good flight, very low
4054 Gold (video) 2 F44-8W 430g? 10 2-15" about 800ft 16sec Lawn dart

Altimeter Data (Excel format)
Flight Data Chart

 Team 4053                                                                                  Team 4054

 Team 4053     Team 4054

 Preparing                                                                                   More Preparing
 Preparation     More Preparing

 Very Cold                                                                                   
 Very Cold     

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