Flight Log - 2016-01-16 - 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: 2016-01-16
Rocket Name: 2.70x Upscale Wolverine
Kit Name: Estes - Wolverine {Kit} (816) [1973-1979]
Flyer's Name: Matthew Bond
Motors: G53-7
Expected Altitude: 1,435.00 Feet
Wind Speed: 4.00 mph
Launch Site: SEARS
Actual Altitude: 1,264.00 Feet

Nice flight of the big Wolverine.  Great boost, fairly straight with a nice black smoke trail.  Arcing over at the top of the climb, over the top and just starting downhill at ejection.  Good chute, medium length walk, landed on the flied with no damage.  Flown with a Jolly Logic Altimeter 2, data collected follows:  Burn Time, 1.4 sec; Peak Acceleration, 19.9g; Average Acceleration, 7.7g; Coast Time to Apogee, 5.3 sec; Ejection Event 0.6 sec past Apogee; Altitude at Ejection, 1226'; Descent Rate, 15 mph; Flight Duration, 61.5 sec; Peak Altitude, 1264', Peak Velocity, 235 mph.

1Aerotech G53FJ-7


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