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@@ -64,31 +64,29 @@ We were ready to go by about 12:45pm, just in time the 12:30pm - 2:30pm waiver t
One fun distraction was Dan's electric "T-Rex" helicopter. He strapped our spare camera and 2.4 GHz ATV transmitter to the nose and buzzed launch control and the launch tower. We had high hopes to catch the launch from the helicopter's perspective, but a loss of RC control made the 'copter crash and snap a blade. Next time!
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-[[!img 2009-05-31_helicopter_overflight.png link="2009-05-31_helicopter_overflight.mov" caption="RC Helicopter flight movie (14 MB)"]]
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[[!img helicopter-pre-flight.jpg size="200x200" caption="Helicopter pre-flight"]]
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[[!img zs_helicopter_in_flight.jpg size="200x200" caption="Helicopter on its way!" alt="Courtesy Zander Speaks, http://www.speaksphotography.com"]]
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+[[!img 2009-05-31_helicopter_overflight.png size="200x200" link="2009-05-31_helicopter_overflight.mov" caption="RC Helicopter flight movie (14 MB)"]]
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### **Sunday afternoon launch.**
-Ian hit the "launch" button at about 1340 PDT in our Java "LaunchControl" software that he patched for this airframe-only flight, and it counted down and launched the rocket over the WiFi link to the launch tower.
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-[[!img launch_600fps_screenshot.png link="launch_600fps.mov" caption="600fps movie of launch"]]
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-And here's a [[short real-time video|launch_dk.avi]] of launch.
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-**TODO**: Edit down the 800 MB (!) onboard video and post ASAP
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-The rocket leaped off the pad on Pete Ekstrom's "N" motor with a eery blue glow. We heard two large reports, which later we figured out was the motor "chuffing" (overpressuring).
+Ian hit the "launch" button at about 1340 PDT in our Java "LaunchControl" software that he patched for this airframe-only flight, and it counted down and launched the rocket over the WiFi link to the launch tower. The rocket leaped off the pad on Pete Ekstrom's "N" motor with a eery blue glow. We heard two large reports, which later we figured out was the motor "chuffing" (overpressuring).
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[[!img zs_launch.jpg size="200x200" caption="Launch!" alt="Courtesy Zander Speaks http://speaksphotographic.com/"]]
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+[[!img launch_600fps_screenshot.png link="launch_600fps.mov" caption="600fps movie of launch (3 MB)"]]
+</td><td>
[[!img zs_rocket_blast.jpg size="200x200" caption="Blast left by motor" alt="Courtesy Zander Speaks http://speaksphotographic.com/"]]
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+And here's a [[short real-time video|launch_dk.avi]] of launch.
+
+**TODO**: Edit down the 800 MB (!) onboard video and post ASAP
+
We all lost track of it as it went above the cloud layer, and we all desperately were hoping the parachute system would work. Keith lost telemetry for a a few seconds, but once he got it back, he was able to announce that we were falling slowly enough that we should be on the drogue.
[[!img looking_for_chutes.jpg size="200x200" caption="Looking for chutes!"]]