|Velocity Exp.||702 MPH|
LIGHTNING - FORTH FLIGHT2016-11-26 16:37:00Z
StratologgerStratologger I Main.pf2 Stratologger II Back Up.pf2
Unexpected trip to Tifton Georgia for the Turkey Launch Day. Was not prepared so I grabbed the Lightning and the K740 CS motor that I had, But If Chris Short has a more powerful 5 or 6 grain motor I will take that to get over 10.000 feet !!! Have the rocket prepped and packed up in the car, Have a drogue chute in 24" and also on the same line a 36" chute with chute release at 400 feet ! Also a main in the upper bay at 700", just to ensure deployment and test the chute release again. Hope recovery goes well !
Update 11/26/2016 - Great great Launch-day, a bit more windy then the predictions but still good !Temperatures in the low 60's, no crowd !! Plenty time to prep the rocket. Had some difficulties with the av bay sliding in the front part, so I have to open up the nose cone section again. But all fit well. The drogue with the bottom main on a chute release and the upper main. All deployed as expected, A bit far of a recovery but one of the owner farmers brought me with his golf-cart to the field were my rocket landed.... in his own backyard !! haha Chris Short did not have the motor that I wanted to take the rocket to 13K, so I used mine that I got from Bernie, and it was a real success! The conditions were really dry, it used to be a cotton field but now it was all dust, blowing dust. I will do a good cleaning on the rocket and the parts and get the fine sand out !!! Casing looks really clean, did a good coat of grease on the motor liner !
The rocket went just over Mach also: Mach 1.066