Styrofoam Rocket Plane Launch 5 - SUCCESS... sort of
SUCCESS! The rocket plane roared to life and made quite the display. Did it survive the flight? NO. Was it awesome? Absolutely. Next step: stability.
This test incorporated centerline thrust, proper balancing, an ablative heat shield, a low friction launch system, and a mighty E Estes rocket motor.
The Rocket Plane project involves mounting a rocket motor inside an unbelievably light styrofoam airplane, with questionable results. Check out the progress of the project.
Test One: http://youtube.com/watch?v=xFT739JeZPQ
Test Two: http://youtube.com/watch?v=hDCsxoQ-zJk
Test Three: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Sb9itPfPXQw
Test Four: http://youtube.com/watch?v=dKGK55w70vk