Flight Log - 2018-11-25 - Matthew Bond's 1.77x Upscale Duster "Slick Willy"

An upscaled Thrustline Duster, using Semroc body tubes and nose cone, 1/8" plywood fins, 38mm motor mount.  Dual deploy using a Perfectflight MAWD, 12" Top Flite drogue chute, and a 36" hemispherical main by Spherachutes.  My level 1 certification rocket.

Flight Date: 2018-11-25
Rocket Name: 1.77x Upscale Duster "Slick Willy"
Kit Name: Scratch - Upscale Duster {Scratch}
Flyer's Name: Matthew Bond
Motors: H178-ALTIM
Expected Altitude: 2,740.00 Feet
Wind Speed: 5.00 mph
Launch Site: Turkey and GRITS 2018
Actual Altitude: 2,943.00 Feet

Great boost, straight, fast and high on a big black sparky exhaust plume.  Lost sight of the rocket against/in the clouds during the coast and never picked it up under drogue.  Heard the main charge go off at 500 feet and located the rocket way out near the far edge of the field.  Recovered with no damage after a long walk.

1Aerotech H178DM-ALTIM


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