BLU-97B Cluster Bomb flights

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  1. Apr 6, 2019 #1

    JERRYR708

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    Went to a local small private owned dry lake in Lucerne Ca. back in early 2015.
    I launched my Estes BLU-97B Cluster Bomb on Estes C6-3 engine and again on C6-5 engine and probably not in that order. I was new to the whole rocket filming back then. I left out the set of cluster bombs that it came with, but in the second launch, the recovery wadding made a great cluster substitute as you will see in the video. One of my favorite rockets in my Estes fleet.
     
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    Yes, the bomb is a cool rocket. I have one me-self. I pigmented it different and call it "Bombtrack" . From the "Rage Against The Machine" song.
     
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    Yes, the first flight is almost perfectly filmed, zoomed in on the pad ignition, then quickly zooming out & turning to keep the flight fully in the frame almost the whole flight. The second flight filmed seems like the camera was kept zoomed in all the way which lost the upward flight from the frame but once you found the rocket under chute at altitude, the zoomed in framing was able to see the cool wadding display.
    The first flight filmed is a beautiful example of the famous model rocket flight profile, strong fast smoky liftoff & thrust phase with 'shuuush' sound, sweet smoke trail coast phase (yeah seems about 5 seconds), and then that ejection 'pop', and then the lazy decent under chute. Great job!
     
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    Nice rocket and slick camera work!
     
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    Great observation Space Ranger! I need a better movie maker to make the adjustments. I was tempted to film the first half of the first launch and then clip the last half of the second launch for a nice solid launch beginning to end, but I didn't want to cheat. Most viewers would never stay long enough to see the beauty of the gentle landing on the second launch.
    Been having trouble with my 808 camera files being added with my other media. My computer doesn't recognize them with other files. When uploading the 808 camera video, I had to choose what app to open them in. I chose something other than windows movie maker and now I can't add them to my videos for different angle views. I wanted ground and aerial views to make for a better viewing experience.
    Thanks Scotty Dog...:)
    Thanks Space Ranger..:)
    Thanks Tom...:)
    Thanks Knuckledragger..:)
     
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    If needed, you can go in to File Explorer and right click those videos, select "Open With..." and pick your method of viewing
     
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    You are awesome..Thanks..:)
     

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