Awesome Hybrid Flight!

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AlexNUMB

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Hey Gang!

I had the pleasure of attending a fantastic launch over the long Memorial Day weekend.

Mike Roland and I (Newton's 3rd Rocketry) teamed up with Scott Harrison of West Coast Rocketry to fly a manufacturer's demo of the upcoming 75mm Hybrid systems from West Coast rocketry.

Scott made 2 boosters by welding fins to his L motor casing and his M motor casing.

Mike and I made composite forward section that housed the dual deployment recovery section (controlled by an FC877 altimeter) and a 400 line resolution CCD camera that transmitted video on the 2.4Ghz band.

Scott's first booster, an L700 or so, burned for a 7.4 seconds and propelled the rocket to 12,500' AGL.

The second booster, an M900, burned for 9.5 seconds and propelled the rocket to 15,990' AGL.

Both flight were recovered less than 1/2 mile down range.

We don't have any pics of the first motor online yet, but here are some pics of the second M motor in flight:





I'll post video when we get it digitized, if anyone is interested! :)
--Alex
 

Ryan S.

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nice pics, the flame really decreases though.

haha you got them back? it looks like you are launching in the woods
 

Elapid

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that's UP THERE!

I, for one, would love to see the video.
:D
 

Silverleaf

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Please post a video - being a low power guy, I live vicariously through the rumble of a full L and M going off -

The sound on Wedge Oldham's Nike Herc still send shivers up my spine - along with the N to M Terrier-Sandhawk..oh baby !!!

There is a site online that has a ton of vids, but few have enough info to tell you quality of video prior to d/l. We need to get all of the big - clear videos posted together. Maybe a master list of sites would be good..hmmm

Anyways, I look foreward to seeing the video - fantastic pics there. ^5ss
 

BlueNinja

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I read somewhere about an O staging to a either big cluster or N motor. Anyways went about 75k feet.
 
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