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RocketEZI-65
Launches1
Flight StatusSuccess
Event
2015Nov.pngNEFAR-TRA Research Launch 2015-11-14
Altitude9058 ft
2760.88m
Expected9500 ft
2895.60m
Velocity679 MPH
1093.19km/h
Gs Actual6.5
Wind Speed13.0MPH
20.93km/h
E 75°
Weight6.00lb.
2.72kg
StageMotor
1 K261

EZI-65-Just prior to sunset launch

2015-11-14 22:29:00Z

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Description

The rocket was launched just prior to sunset of the EZI-65 images from NEFAR. Low light = long exposure times, so most are blurry, but still cool.

Due to a previous CATO, rocket now has some spin (16 revolutions in 24 second ascent).

Rocket is equipped with two GPS units with a proven track record, so I knew worse case I could come and pick it up in the morning. Rocket is also equipped with two completely independent dual deployment systems and independent deployment pyro. Each pyro has dual e-matches for redundancy. In total there are 4 ejection charges, and 8 e-matches.

It was great seeing it go up like that with stratus clouds blocking out a good portion of the sunset light!

I used the greatest tilt of a high altitude launch yet of 4 degrees. Landing was fairly close due to tilt.

The first image is at apogee.

The second image is a shot of the field - At first I thought the odd pattern on the field was the smoke trail, but after watching the descent video, it is in-fact a chevron cloud pattern

The third is a shot of the east coast, you can see the ocean and a band of clouds over it.

The forth image is a shot of my backup main 'chute charge.Apogee was 9035 rather than 9500 due to wind.

Thank you Jeff Capehart for excellent ground footage!

 

Comments

frewi80
Like 2015-11-19 18:09:17Z

Well done Jason, That was a great flight and great captures you have ! Wanna use that motor next time also and see how that works on my rockets.. Feels great that you kept the EZI and rebuild it again !!

esotericdude
Like 2015-11-19 18:54:10Z

Thanks Freddy!

frewi80 on 2015-11-19 18:09:17Z wrote:

Well done Jason, That was a great flight and great captures you have ! Wanna use that motor next time also and see how that works on my rockets.. Feels great that you kept the EZI and rebuild it again !!


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