Flight Log - 2018-08-05 - Matthew Bond's 2.70x Upscale Wolverine

An upscale of the classic Estes Wolverine based on standard LOC 2.63" tubing.  Rocket has a 29mm motor mount with an AeroPac retainer.  Fins are made from 1/8" plywood, with the main fins being TTW to the motor mount.  Nose cone was constructed from an ogive balsa cone with the distinctive canopy carved from a separate balsa block.  Recovery system uses a 1/8" flat woven Kevlar shock cord epoxied to the motor mount and tied to a large screw eye in the nose cone shoulder.  Either a 24" or 30" spherachute is used based on the field conditions.  Rocket is finished in a silver metallic paint with the usual outstanding vinyl decals provided by StickerShock.

Flight Date: 2018-08-05
Rocket Name: 2.70x Upscale Wolverine
Kit Name: Estes - Wolverine {Kit} (816) [1973-1979]
Flyer's Name: Matthew Bond
Motors: G64-7
Expected Altitude: 1,790.00 Feet
Wind Speed: 6.00 mph
Launch Site: NARAM 60

Finally ready to fly again after waiting two years to get repaired.  Great boost, nice and straight off the rod.  Arcing over at the top of the climb, coasting over the top wings level which looked pretty cool.  A little long on the delay, but still good separation.  Good chute release at 500 feet, landed in the scrub with no damage.

1Aerotech G64-7


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