ROCStock 13

June 8th-10th, 2001

/ Lucerne Dry Lake

1 flight, 774 N-sec burned

It was windy, but the warm-up to LDRS had to go on. I flew the Big Arcas for the first time, and we worked out the kinks in the range layout and crowd flows for LDRS.

Flight 1: Arcas, AT J275

I decided to try it on a J275 for the first flight (wanted to do a K700 but dad said it was too much). Just single deployment for this flight, Missile Works on board for the ride. At the pad I was interviewed by Brent McNeely (I felt so important). It was a great flight, but never having flown something this big before, neglected to put enough tape on the separation joint. Midway through the motor burn (~1300 feet), the rocket drag separated. Oops. The payload section tumbled down on its own and the booster came down with the chute. Good products, those Sky Angles. It held together even when I threw 350 mph into it. The only major damage done was a (rather large) zipper down the side of the booster, and the payload coupler cracking.

Altitude: 1,367 ft

Arcas on an AT J275

others: interview | zipper

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