Spyder Camera Rocket
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This is a video from my new Spyder Camera Rocket (own design.) Goal is to have a stable video platform on DESCENT. The recovery is via AirBrake Recovery (no chute, no streamer.) Still have a little bit of rotation on the recovery (I was launching in 6 MPH winds).
C6-3 Engine. MD80 video camera externally mounted.
About 40 Second Flight time from lift off to impact....er, recovery.
I still think this beats the typical parachute recovery jiggle, but needs a bit more work.
I may go with a smaller rocket next time, get more altitude although descent will be a bit quicker. Might get less shimmy if it comes down faster.
Input from the experts out there would be appreciated!
2nd Flight, jump to 20 seconds for the launch
3rd Flight, jump to 46 seconds for launch
Okay, apologize in advance for the last one but it is the best I could do with my phone camera, and winds are not favorable for another launch soon. You can see the model in descent mode in images at 46 and 47 seconds.
Last edited by BABAR; 28th January 2012 at 02:04 AM.
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