Semroc Saturn 1B flight on a cluster of 4 Estes E9 motors. 3 contiguous shroud lines, out of 8 shroud lines, were ripped from the parachute, so the rocket came down pretty quick. No damage from descent. The person "pushing the button" was 15' feet away from the rocket (had relay controller problems).
Boomerang rocket. Couldn't do this on purpose, if i tried... Note the rocket comes back to the "pad", and then wraps itself around the launch rod. 2 motor cluster rocket launch. One motor did not ignite. The rocket is designed to fly successfully even if one motor does not ignite. I think the video makes it pretty clear the ignition system wires didn't release from the rocket, and the the wires pulled the rocket into an unstable flight. 2008-12-25 - Estes 36 D Squared Flight 002 - 2xE9-8 - 210 FPS Pad View