"VidRoc 1" ~ Maiden Flight!

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Flight Weather:


43.0 ˚F


95.0 %

Cloud Cover:

99.0 %

Avg Wind:

8.7 mph

Wind Gust:

23.3 mph

Wind Direction:

165.0 ˚

Flight Stats:


716.8 ft

Max Speed:

191.9 ft/s

Avg. Descent Rate:

29.9 ft/s

Time to Burnout:

2.16 s

Time to Apogee:

7.28 s

Total Flight Time:

31.24 s

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Flight Description:

Scratch built rocket to carry a FireFly Q6 HD video camera. Although the model passed the OpenRocket Sim test, the rocket was stable but had a slight wobble on ascent. Need to increase the fin size. Also, must move from a plastic to a nylon chute to avoid further singeing of the chute material. Used Jolly Logic Chute Release for the first time. Worked flawlessly, but due to the singed chute, only had a partial chute deploy Rocket descended & landed without damage. Next time will be even better! Can't complain tho ... Got decent video footage from flight #1 !! Link to video at .. https://vimeo.com/394836692

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