Explorer Post 1010
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Launch - March 17, 2018

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On Saturday, March 17, members from both teams traveled once again to the Great Meadow VA launch site for test flights. The day was cloudy, with little wind. We completed only four flights. The launch was curtailed because of snow in the afternoon. We used the NOVAAR launch rail, straight up.

Temperature=40F, Pressure=39.30inHg, Wind=2-5mph, Altitude=580ft


  • Team 4053 red rocket one test flight and one qualification flight.
  • Team 4054 gold rocket one test flight and one qualification flight.


  • .We arrived at 10am, but they launch team was not scheduled until noon. We helped set up the launch site with NOVAAR.
  • .Both test launches were low so we added significant weight. The second launches were much better.
  • The Red rocket had an issue with ejection on the first launch. Maybe the closure was not tight.
  • The Gold rocket had issue with the second chute opening late.
  • We need to schedule a qualification launch.
Pringles Rocket  Red Rocket  Gold Rocket


Team Rocket Flight Motor Weight Alt Recovery Altitude Time Comment
4053 Red (video) 1 F39-6 524g 12 24"X 735ft 39sec Strange ejection
4053 Red (video) 2 F39-6 519g 12 24"X 771ft 43sec Nice flight, score 29
4054 Gold (video) 1 F39-6 514g 11 2-15" 774ft 37sec Nice flight, chute a little late
4054 Gold (video) 2 F39-6 510g 11 2-15" 793ft 41sec Nice flight, score 7

Altimeter Data (Excel format)
Flight Data Chart Red Rocket

Flight Data Gold Rocket

 Preparing to fly                                                                        Checking in
 Prearing    Check in

 Loading                                                                                   Almost ready to fly
 Loading    Everyone

 Last flight in snow
 Snow launch

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Updated: March 19, 2018