Estes Saturn V Flight

July 19, 2019. As part of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's launch, I built a 1/100 Saturn V model rocket using the new Estes #1969 Saturn V rocket kit. It took many hours to build and every friend I had said "Jay, don't fly it. it is too beautiful." But it is a model rocket, so I had to fly it as much as my emotions kept giving me second thoughts. Liftoff was 52 minutes past the (wrong) hour, but she flew successfully on the boost of a single Estes E30-4T composite motor. This is her only flight, but now she can spend the rest of her days as a display model after a 100% successful flight career. Prior to the flight, I launched an Estes Viking to act as a pathfinder bird, to make sure I got good data on the winds aloft. With that flight, I adjusted the pad's position to help avoid any tree issues. Flight of the Pathfinder was on an Estes B6-2.

 Rocketry Product: Estes - Saturn V {Kit} (2160) [2019-]

 Rocketry Product: Estes - B6 Single-Use Motor {Motor}

 Rocketry Product: Estes - E30T Single-Use Motor {Motor}

Author JMChladek
Duration 04:46
Rating Best

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