Big Daddy - 1st flight (TRAAU 17th May '09) Print E-mail
Monday, 18 May 2009 22:15
Estes Big Daddy - RMS E18 Launch Estes Big Daddy - RMS E18 Launch Estes Big Daddy - RMS E18 Launch

Estes Big Daddy kit flying on an Aerotech RMS E18 - Perfect boost and recovery was slightly after apogee. The motor had a 7 second delay and RocSim suggested that a 6 second was more appropriate. Recovery was with the same two 12" parachutes that brought Mr Stabby back down a couple of hours before. Touchdown was less than 100m from launch. RockSim estimated altitude was 1100 feet. Launched at Serpentine, Victoria with Tripoli Rocketry Association Australia. The Big Daddy is a great kit and flew very nicely on top of the reload. After motor burn-out, the rocket continued to coast to apogee, producing an amazing whistling sound! (Click for bigger images)
 
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