Skybolt Finally Launched!

Saturday, January 28, 2012, was cold and grey but had very little wind and very little rain. We prepared Skybolt for a low level launch which we predicted would be about 1500 feet. We used a CTI J330 38mm motor and a Aeropack 38-54 motor adapter.

The rocket launched straight and true and flew to 1589 feet. Altimeter 1 fired the drogue followed by Altimeter 2’s drogue and main! The chutes got tangled but Skybolt decended at a slow enough rate so that there was no damage to anything.

The ebay and altitmeters are currently being tested to see if we can ascertain why the Altimeter #2 fired the main at 1500′. Launch video here.

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