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Launch - February 10, 2018

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On Saturday, February 10, members from both teams traveled to the Great Meadow launch site for test flights. The day was cloudy, but with little wind. After two fights, they closed the range due to rain. We used the NOVAAR launch rail, straight up.

Temperature=45F, Pressure=29.50inHg, Wind=3mph, Altitude=580ft


  • Gain experience in flying this year's rockets.
  • Test team 4053 rocket with weight around 500g.
  • Test team 4054 rocket with F39-6T.


  • Both flights were nice, with team 4053 almost perfect.
  • The 24inch X seemed to have a good descent rate from 800ft.
  • F39-6T with 500g gets you to 800ft.
  • Team 4054 tried one more fight with an F44-8W. The ejection was late, and it came down too soon.
   Red Rocket   Gold Rocket


Team Rocket Flight Motor Weight Alt Recovery Altitude Time Comment
4053 Red (video) 1 F39-6 504g 4 24"X 798ft 42sec Perfect flight, score 2
4054 Gold (video) 1 F44-8 452g 11 2-15" 820ft 37sec Nice flight, score 36

Altimeter Data (Excel format)
Flight Data Chart


 Team 4053                                                                                  Team 4054
 Team 4053    Team 4054

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Updated: February 11, 2018