EZI-65 CATO - CTI K300 - 2020-05-23

UHD Make sure to tap the gear icon and set the Quality to the highest your system can handle. EZI-65 Flight 36 Average altitude per flight: 8000 Spaceport Rocketry Association http://spaceportrocketry.org/ Palm Bay, FL 2020-05-23 10:32 AM EST Motor: CTI K300 6XL Long Burn Max Speed: less than 200 MPH Altitude: ~800 Feet AGL Estimate: 11000 Feet AGL Max Gs: 19+++ Seconds to failure: 0.99 Seconds to Apogee: 2.4 Total Seconds: 34 Main: 550 Feet AGL Backup Main: 500 Feet AGL Landing Distance: 462 feet Anomalous Flight All charges both primary and backup, performed nominally. The forward bulkhead held allowing deployment even though the rocket was split at fin due to CATO. Failure point: Side of motor case just above and on aft closure. Burn through/failure. About 2 seconds of video from ground is missing due to my stunned reaction when failure began. Unfortunately video is not UHD. Rocket was burned due to 10 foot diameter brush fire initiated at landing. Thank you Jonathan Holloway for extinguishing fire. Electronics, bay, nose, and chutes were out of the burn circle and are unharmed. Primary Deployment: Insane Rockets App Controlling Customized Arduino Nano 33 BLE Drogue Charge with Two E-Matches Serial Main Charge with Two E-Matches Serial Backup Deployment: StratoLoggerCF Independent Battery Drogue Charge with Two E-Matches Parallel Main Charge with Two E-Matches Parallel Onboard 4K Video & Data: Nexus 5x with Insane Rockets App 2nd test using customized Arduino for deployment. 6th test of code & hardware for ground launcher digital communications on 900MHz band. 1st test of "SkyShield" for Arduino designed by Chris Willingham to fire launch igniter. 10th test of phone controlling pyro for primary deployment. It works. All software and electronics hardware performed nominally. EZI-65 Wrapped twice in 2oz Fiberglass. 3 Shear Pins For Both Drogue and Main Release. Photos & Video: Jason Cook Rendering: OpenShot, FFmpeg, GIMP, ImageMagick, DashWare Song: Synchronicity II - The Police For my friend Bill Weisner Final Video Render: Jason Cook Previous CATO from 2015, 24 launches prior.

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Author Jason Cook
Duration 07:03

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