Big Baby Bertha on Estes D12-5 at LUNAR launch Snow Ranch Mar 3, 2012

This is my scratch built upscale of the Estes Baby Bertha which I call "Big Baby Bertha". All did not go well on this launch. On the first go round, the igniter shorted out due to the traffic on adjacent pads so I had to reconnect the leads and wait for the next launch attempt. During the boost, the chute tangled with rocket resulting in a bad landing on top of car. Fortunately, no damage to rocket or car. Rocket Science: Making everything else look simple since 1958.

 Rocketry Product: Estes - Baby Bertha {Kit} (1261) [2002-]

 Rocketry Product: Estes - D12 Single-Use Motor {Motor}

 Rocketry Club: Livermore Unit of the NAR

Author o1ddude
Duration 17 seconds
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