Saturday, April 18, 2009

Houston, we are go for throttle-up... (part 1)

This is the ascent of the Chrome Dome (from Friday afternoon's launch), a high-performance mid-size rocket with a powerful C6-7 engine. The C6-7 is my favorite regular sized engine. I like it better than the C6-5 because it has a longer coast phase. The 7 second time delay also makes it easier to recover my rockets, since after the 7 seconds the parachute deploys just a couple hundred feet above the ground.

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