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JERRYR708

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Launch a rocket with a camera attached and immediately launch a second rocket. The first rocket would capture the second rocket being launched and ascending toward the camera and capturing it's apogee from above. Then watching the descent and looking down on top of the parachute of the second rocket.

This might take several attempts to get decent footage, being that the rockets will split away and not fly straight with each other. The second rocket might have a lower altitude to be able to capture everything.

Anyone try this? Your thoughts?
 

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If I was going to try this, I would use three identical rockets. One each R, G, B and drag race 'em.

Natural variability should ensure a fair number of interesting shots, and since you can't really control them anyway you might as well just get a lot of footage.
 

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Launch a rocket with a camera attached and immediately launch a second rocket. The first rocket would capture the second rocket being launched and ascending toward the camera and capturing it's apogee from above. Then watching the descent and looking down on top of the parachute of the second rocket.

This might take several attempts to get decent footage, being that the rockets will split away and not fly straight with each other. The second rocket might have a lower altitude to be able to capture everything.

Anyone try this? Your thoughts?
It has been done before, within the last few years. It might even be on TRF somewhere.
 

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You mean something like.... ?

 

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Wouldn't a drone-cam be easier and likely to deliver better photography?

Still, neat idea :)
Hard to control the twisting/swaying of the 808 cam's rocket on descent. A drone cam is much easier.
 
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