Nov 18

Model Rocketry (Second Launch)

So, for our family’s second launch we had a professional cameraperson… Space Mama.  As you may be able to tell, in comparison to our first launch, we used a slightly more powerful engine.  I must say the difference was quite noticeable.  But, what do I know?  After all we are only just getting started!

We did use the same rocket body and recovery parachute from our first launch.  The only issue this time was that I stuffed too much recovery wadding and too tightly in the body.  That prevented proper deployment of the parachute.  Upon recovery, I discovered that the plastic material of which the parachute is made had melted a bit from the retro-charge.  C’est la vie!

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