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Launch - March 11, 2018

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On Sunday, March 11, members from both teams again traveled to the Great Meadow VA launch site for test and qualification flights. The day was clear, with little wind. We completed five test flights and two qualification flights. We used the NOVAAR launch rail, straight up.

Temperature=48F, Pressure=29.5inHg, Wind=1-4mph, Altitude=580ft


  • Conduct a few tests and then at least one qualification launch for both teams.
  • Test team 4053 rocket target weight around 520g.
  • Test team 4053 rocket target weight around 510g.


  • The F39-6T motors worked very well. No issues with ignitions.
  • Altitudes were great, both teams need a little luck with their chutes.
  • The gold rocket (4054) caught a thermal on their last test flight. They need to watch for them at the field when there is a lot of sun.
  • Both team received the same score for qualification #1 - 18.68.
   Red Rocket   Gold Rocket


Team Rocket Flight Motor Weight Alt Recovery Altitude Time Comment
4053 Red new (video) 1 F39-6 516g 12 24"X 830ft 48sec Nice flight
4053 Red (video) 2 F39-6 527g 12 24"X 806ft 44sec Nice flight, score 10
4053 Red (video) 3 F39-6 527g 12 24"X 792ft 38.33sec Qual 1, score 18.68
4054 Gold (video) 1 F39-6 514g 11 2-15" 793ft 33sec Nice flight, one chute
4054 Gold new (video) 2 F39-6 513g 11 2-15" 806ft 39sec Nice flight, score 14
4054 Gold (no video) 3 F39-6 510g 11 2-15" 818ft 58sec Thermal
4054 Gold (video) 4 F39-6 514g 11 2-15" 799ft 36.58sec Qual 1, score 18.68

Altimeter Data (Excel format)
Flight Data Chart Red Rocket

Flight Data Gold Rocket

 Teams  4053                                                                            Team 4054
 Team 4053    Team 4054

 Recovery                                                                                Strange Shock Cord
 Recovery    Shock Cord

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Updated: March 15, 2018