Sunday, July 25, 2010

Successful Launch, Failed Recovery

Randy's launch was a success! 
 
However the parachute strap caught on fire and burned through, leaving the nose cone sailing off into the mountains on a gentle breeze while the rest of the rocket came in hard and fast!
The impact buckled the bulkhead of the motor, it looks like it got a little too hot!  It took us a good 15 minutes or so to reach it, and the tailpipe erupted in flames!!
This was the final flight of this camera, it didn't take the landing too well!!  The end of the SD card was a little singed, but on the surface the SD card looked like it may have survived the crash.  Unfortunately though, the SD card was cracked down the middle. :(  If anyone knows how to salvage busted SD cards, drop me a line, I'd love to recover the video from this flight!
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