Tuesday, August 09, 2005

001 Yankee

This is the first rocket I ever built. It was fairly simple but did require that I use a template to cut the fins out. I have flown it with a Estes A6-3, and Estes C6-5 motors. Both flights were perfect but the rocket sustained some damage on landing after the second flight with the C motor. I can't explain why this happened as there was no damage to the recovery streamer.

Manufacturer - Estes
Stages - 1
Weight - .4 oz.
Length - 11 in.
Diameter - .74 in.
Fin Material - Balsa
Recovery - Streamer
Current Status - Active


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rockets are a combinations of compromises. They have to be both light and strong, fast on the way up and slow on the way down. All these conflicting requirements lead to a less than perfect result. The landing surface is often the deciding factor.

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