Rocket Launch (03/06/21)

It was raining when I left home, just as predicted, not! When we arrived, at the field, it was completely overcast, just as predicted, not! It was windy, with higher gusts, making the 50 degree high feel pretty cold. The blue sky finally broke though about 4pm. As always, we had a great day flying rockets.

Doyle’s Estes Maniac on a D12-5

Max Altitude (Feet) 390
Top Speed (MPH) 97
Thrust Time (Sec) 1.78
Peak Acceleration (G) 8.2
Average Acceleration (G) 2.5
Coast to Apogee (Sec) 4.1
Apogee Ejection (Sec) 0.8
Ejection Altitude (Ft) 381
Descent Rate (MPH) 11
Total Flight Time (Sec) 284

Doyle’s Towelie 3, with
short body tube, on a C6-5

Max Altitude (Feet) 275
Top Speed (MPH) 65
Thrust Time (Sec) 1.84
Peak Acceleration (G) 4.9
Average Acceleration (G) 1.6
Coast to Apogee (Sec) 2.8
Apogee Ejection (Sec) 2.2
Ejection Altitude (Ft) 225
Descent Rate (MPH) 9
Total Flight Time (Sec) 24

Joe’s Estes Majestic on an F16-6

Max Altitude (Feet) 1060
Top Speed (MPH) 158
Thrust Time (Sec) 3.2
Peak Acceleration (G) 5.4
Average Acceleration (G) 2.3
Coast to Apogee (Sec) 6.7
Apogee Ejection (Sec) 0.8
Ejection Altitude (Ft) 1046
Descent Rate (MPH) 12
Total Flight Time (Sec) 68.2

Joe’s Estes Ascender on a F15-6
Joe’s Mach 1 Little Giant on a B6-6

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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