CAR-ACF Level 2 Certification Flight

Well, I launched the rocket on Saturday June 19, 2010.  Successful launch and recovery!  Thanks to Bob, Chris, and Jim of NAPAS for certifying the launch.

The expected height was 2,200 feet but it seemed to go higher.  With a little wind (about 16km/h), and the ejection charge set too low (4 seconds), the rocket drifted about 1 1/2 km downrange!  Nice walk there and back though tall grass, swamps, and fences.  It does help to read the instructions for the motor before using it.

The rocket flew on a Pro38 382-I-170-14A Classic high power motor.

I have attached a few images showing the approach to the launch area, the rocket on the launch pad, and the view from where I recovered the rocket.  The little while thing is the tent for the launch area.

Angelo Castellano

Approaching the Pad for the Level 2 Certification Flight
On the Pad for the Level 2 Certification Flight
Now to Walk Back for the Level 2 Certification Flight