June 11, 2014 Launch

The count down has started.

After being without any rocket motors for a few months, we got a few packs to try out some of the small rockets. Iain helped load the motors and ignitors in the rockets and then used his Estes mini-launch pad and controller to send the rockets flying. Both rockets launched without issue and were successful recoveries.

The second rocket (see video below) must have hit some strong wind as it curved over after burnout and was halfway back to the ground before the parachute popped. The fin can came loose but was easily glued back on and both rockets are ready to fly again!

The rocket has left the pad!
Successful recovery!