Epic Rocket Launch
My son decided to name his custom-designed and scratch-built rocket "Epic"... Here is the maiden test launch with a J360 Skidmark with ground footage and then the camera on rocket. The plan was to capture the launch of a chaser rocket once ours had deployed its parachute at about 8K ft. But the acceleration to transonic speeds slammed the batteries back against their springs losing power soon after launch. We need to solder the connection with wires for next time. He plans to add three more motors at each of the outer edges of the fins, for a cluster launch. So the bottom section is not yet completed or painted. The fins are honeycomb nomex sandwiched between fiberglass sheets. It has a cool aluminum boat tail and a reduction coupler for the strap-on videocamera.
Author jurvetson
Duration 56 seconds
Rating Better

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