Launched at the monthly TTRA launch at Varn ranch, Plant City, FL. CINEMA 6.5 was completely rebuilt after the May water landing of CINEMA 6, when the camcorder continued recording for several seconds underwater (check out the unusual video). CINEMA 6.5 is constructed of Blue Tube 2.0 and was powered by an Aerotech J460 motor, and achieved an altitude of 3,384 feet. The Aiptek camcorder was positioned just above the motor, which is an unusual loaction, but the rocket was ultra-stable on ascent. Descent spin under the drogue chute was probably caused by the kevlar ribbon shock cord winding and unwinding- I'll add a swivel next time. Two Perfectflite altimeters handled the apogee and main BP charges flawlessly. Drogue and main chutes crafted by Phylachutes worked perfectly, as always. Safe recovery with no damage.
Rocketry Club: Tripoli Tampa Rocketry Association