Flight Log - 2021-07-17 - Wes Munn's Amazon

Plastic fins -- not my favorite as plastic finds tend to be wobbly and break easily. I don't expect this rocket to last, but it was a kit build that came as a starter pack from Hobby Lobby. Second rocket constructed since 2003, also with my five year old son. He wanted it painted Florida Gator colors for some reason, deviating from the original paint scheme.

As said earlier, I'm not a fan of plastic fins, but this was more so a kit my son and I could do together and enjoy. We are planning to move up to kids with more balsa/plywood-type fins.

Flight Date: 2021-07-17
Rocket Name: Amazon
Kit Name: Estes - Amazon {Kit}
Flyer's Name: Wes Munn
Motors: C6-5
Launch Site: Dalzell, SC
Actual Altitude: 131.00 Feet

After severe weather cocking, lawn darted as ejection deployed into the grassy field due to rocket camera changing CG and CP. Camera didn't record possibly due to 97 F heat plus heat from camera 808 #32. The body tube split in half and took a "core sample" of the dirt. Fascinating how from even 131 feet this can be the case. Jolly Logic Altimeter One used in nose cone to measure altitude.

StageMotor(s)
1Estes C6-5

 

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