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Qu8k - MultiCam On-board Video - High Altitude Rocket Launch

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Author:d3deville
Published:2011-10-12 02:56:35

Showing the views from a FlipHD and a GoPro side by side you get a first hand view of what it is like to fly to 121000 feet. These cameras flew on September 30, 2011 at 11:08am on Derek Deville's Qu8k (pronounced "Quake") launched from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada before returning safely to earth. A plastic cover that was protecting the protruding portion of the GoPro began to melt due to aerodynamic heating and can be seen as streaks passing by the lens. A small bit of this molten plastic re-solidifies over a portion of the lens. Being above 99% of the atmosphere, the sky turns black in the middle of the day and the curvature of the earth is clearly visible. The rocket motor produced 4000 lbs of thrust for 8 seconds accelerating the vehicle to over Mach 3. Full Length Video: www.youtube.com More Pictures and Info -- ddeville.com Sponsors: www.mayback.com www.syntheon.com Learn more about the hobby of High Power Rocketry: www.tripoli.org Cosmic Ray Project: symbiosis-foundation.org

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