On a frigid (39 degrees) Saturday moning on November 12, the Skywalkers team successfuly launched their subscale rocket. It was a dual deploy 54mm diameter rocket that used an Aerotech G-80 motor to ascend to a little over 1200 feet. Recovery was successful.
We were trying for a horizontal recovery and this didn’t work as we had hoped for. So we have now decided to do a more convential recovery for our full scale rocket.
The data recovered from our altimeter, the PerfectFlight MAWD, showed an anomally, probably a leak from the drogue ejection charge, that showed up as a high pressure spike in the altimeter data. Steps are being taken to ensure that this doesn’t happen again.
Pictures have been added to the Scale Rocket Gallery and here is a video of the launch.