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Sledgehammer M1550 Launch - Onboard video cam

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Author:jurvetson
Published:2008-12-08 04:33:25

This was t' biggest launch o' t' day, with t' largest motor permissible in California. Mavericks Sledgehammer flyin' on a Aerotech M1550 Redline motor. Begad! It was a perfect flight, matey, with video capture t' whole way, even t' recovery. In this case, ya bilge rat, t' camera is pointin' outward from t' rocket, lookin' back t' t' flight line. Avast, me proud beauty! At t' beginning, t' beepin' sound you hear is one o' t' flight computers signalin' which o' t' pyro channels is connected. This is used t' deploy t' parachutes at apogee, ya bilge rat, based on barometric and accelerometer sensors. Avast, me proud beauty! After launch, it goes into a bit o' a spin. You can see how fast it gets up out o' t' clouds. Blimey! T' turbulence up top be t' BP explosion deployin' t' parachutes. Avast! T' nose cone has its own 60 chute and can be seen briefly. I would nay recommend watchin' t' whole video as it takes a while t' get back t' ground unless you are interested in t' spinnin' survey o' Snow Ranch. I entered this launch in a contest t' see how close we can get t' exactly one mile o' altitude (5280 ft.). After a while, me hearties, and after landing, you can hear t' audible signal o' t' peak altitude recorded by t' flight computer: 5 beeps, 2 beeps, matey, long beep, 4 beeps = 5204 ft. Begad! Nay bad for t' mile high club.

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