Flight Log - 2018-08-06 - Matthew Bond's 18mm EggLofter 003

EggLofter built for NARAM 60 C EggLoft Altitude contest.  Basic 18mm min diameter airframe, Apogee vacuum formed egg capsule attached to a short section of 18mm tube containing a small coupler section drilled with vent holes to carry an Altus Metrum MicroPeak altimeter.

Flight Date: 2018-08-06
Rocket Name: 18mm EggLofter 003
Flyer's Name: Matthew Bond
Motors: C6-5
Wind Speed: 3.00 mph
Launch Site: NARAM 60
Actual Altitude: 167.00 Feet

First competition flight of NARAM 60.  Decent boost out of the Apogee launch tower, fairly straight.  Past apogee at ejection, good chute deployment.  Egg recovered without damage, but broke a fin off on landing.  MicroPeak altimeter only reported 51M, 167 feet, which seemed very low just from having watched the flight.  Not sure if the location of the vent holes behind the egg capsule had anything to do with the reading or not.  Still it was a qualified flight.

1Estes C6-5


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