Monday, May 7, 2012

Suger Shot 2 Space Static Test Video

Saturday, May 5th, Sugar Shot to Space had a static test of the first stage on a half scale motor at the FAR (Friends of Amateur Rocketry) facility in the Mojave Desert.  80 lbs of propellant with a delay plug in the bulkhead, same as in the 2-stage setup.  However it was just a test to see if 1 stage could be successful.  Unfortunately, as the video shows, the test failed only a second into the burn!  The 1st video is normal speed, shot on the 5D, the second video was handheld at 60fps on my 7D, playing back at 24 fps.

I will do another post soon of additional shots, but please be patient as I am gearing up for a trip to India.

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