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Launch Day 7 - HHWRSA

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thampson
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Launch Day 7 - HHWRSA

Post by thampson » Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:54 am

We had a launch day today and we were concentrating on the parachute side deployment system. We only managed one launch and Im happy to say we were very successful with the deployment, but the wrocket landed 195m downrange in thick bush. Here is the video

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We got our wrocket back thankfully, if you want to read the writeup of the "adventure" we had getting it back look at launch day 7 on our blog site http://wrocket.hampson.net.au

We want to do a few more tests on the deployment system, but we are happy with todays results :)

-todd-
HHWRSA


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Re: Launch Day 7 - HHWRSA

Post by Cloud Dancers » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:44 pm

That was mighty courageous of you to launch with that much wind. I can hear it blowing the microphone of your camera. Glad you got it back though. Look forward to seeing more of your adventures. :)


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