ROC August 2008

August 9th, 2008

/ Lucerne Dry Lake

1 flight, 658 N-sec burned

After a four-month hiatus (studying abroad, dontcha know), I returned to the lakebed to fly two rockets: my brand shiny new Doorknob and the ever-present iROC. The winds were calm, and the temperatures were pretty decent for August; I think I only drank six bottles of water this time around!

Flight 2: iROC, AT J420

This was a very old J420R - from the era preceding the "bag-the-delay-separately-so-the-ferrocene-doesn't-migrate-to-it" days - and so the first order of business for prep was to get a new delay element from Jack at What's Up Hobbies. With that task taken care of, the motor was quickly assembled, wadding stuffed, chutes packed, and the rocket on the pad. At the end of the countdown, the motor came on quickly and accelerated the iROC into the air faster than ever before. The poor thing was HAMMERED by the J420. But it all held together, and speed is apparently a good thing with this kit, as it was heading dead straight into the sky. The chute appeared at apogee and the iROC returned safely to earth.
iROC on an AT J420

others: ignition

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