Flight Log - 2011-03-12 - Matthew Bond's 1.77x Upscale Duster "Dubya"
Flight Date: 2011-03-12
Rocket Name: 1.77x Upscale Duster "Dubya"
Flyer's Name: Matthew Bond
Motors: H128-8
Expected Altitude: 1,850.00 Feet
Wind Speed: 15.00 mph
Launch Site: ROC

First (and Only) single deploy flight of the day.  Great boost, straight and fast, arcing into the wind at the top of the climb.  Swapped out delay elements to get an 8 second delay.  Good chute deployment very near apogee.  I was waiting about 1/4 mile downwind and it wasn't near far enough.  Easily tracked to landing, still on the lakebed, but near the road, probably 3/4 mile from the pads.  Chute stayed inflated in the wind, but the booster section lodged in a small lekebed fissure and held the rocket in place.  The payload section took some cosmetic damage getting bounced off the dirt.

1Aerotech H128W-8


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