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Launch - May 5, 2018

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On Saturday, May 5, members from both teams traveled to the Walkersville launch site for testing to prepare for the finals on May 12. The day was cloudy, with little wind, and warm. The park had soccer and lacrosse games, so we launched from the parking for the golf course. We completed three flights, from three different packs of F39-6Ts. We used the our launch rail, straight up.

Temperature=67F, Pressure=29.76inHg, Wind=3-5mph, Altitude=307ft


  • We have three packs of three F39-6T motors assembled.
  • Teams 4053 and 4054 - one flight from one pack, the remaining two are to be saved for the finals.


  • Red rocket (4053) flew with a F39-6T from one pack, but very low. It may have been an issue of the taping in the igniter. They flew again with a motor from the third pack, nice flight, no issues.
  • Gold rocket (4054) flew once, nice flight, no issues.
  • We are ready for finals.
   Red Rocket  Gold Rocket


Team Rocket Flight Motor Weight Alt Recovery Altitude Time Comment
4053 Red (video) 1 F39-6 520g 12 24"X 739ft 40.17sec Way too low
4053 Red (video) 2 F39-6 512g 12 24"X 811ft 43.03sec Nice flight, score 12
4054 Gold (video) 1 F39-6 512g 11 2-15" 784ft 41.17sec Nice flight, score 16

Altimeter Data (Excel format)
Flight Data Chart Red Rocket


 Team 4053                                                                               Team 4054
 Team 4053    Team 4054

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Updated: May 5, 2018