Phobos

Phobos
Diameter:2.25"Type:Sport
Length:60"Status:Active / 1 flight
Motor Mount:38mmBuild Dates:2003-12-26 to 2004-05-10

I got this PML kit over winter break my sophomore year of high school. Of course, the Quantum Tubing went out the window immediately (it's still sitting in the spare parts bin) and was replaced with glassed phenolic. The fins got two layers of tip-to-tip as well. I added an avionics bay for my RRC2 and a Rocketman R3C main parachute. This tank has flown on everything from H180Ws to a Kosdon J280 and keeps asking for more.

Flights

Event: Perchlorathon January 2003

Date: January 25th, 2003

Motor: Kosdon J280

Apogee: 6,891 ft

Well, the Arcas flight went so well I decided to put up the Phobos again, except on a really hot motor. I wanted to see if my building techniques could handle the thrust of a Kosdon motor, so I stuck a J280 in it. Once again, I set up the RRC2 for dual deploy. After about 2 hours of prep, I took the Phobos out to the pad. Everything was peachy, so checked for aircraft, 5...4...3...2...1...launch. The motor came up to pressure in about a second and the rocket MOVED off the pad. Sims put it in the transonic range. Then it coasted up... and up... and up... and up... until it could barely be seen at apogee of about 7000 feet. The streamer deployed there, and it came back down to 1000 feet and popped the main. YESSS. The Phobos flies again.

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