Estes AGM-57X Launch Report

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edwardw

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So after my Hi-Flier flew away I picked up this kit for $6 on sale. It went together really nicely, no problems at all. I first put it up on a B6-4. It took off good, then went really squirelly and decided to nose to the side and loop de loop and then pop the chute. Then I decided to try and Estes C6-5. Again, flew straight up then went into cruise missile mode and then *again* snapped the elastic when the charge went off. Fortunately where I was flying it landed on soft ground and noting was hurt. I checked fin alignment and they are straight and true. Anyone else having this problem? Any suggestions?


Edward
 

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Mine has gone horizontal on B's as well. I've never had the guts to put a C in it.
 
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Austin

Guys...I have flown that rocket a ton on both B and C motors. You may wish to add a bit of noseweight as it really needs it. I have two built, two more boxed...it's just too cool a rocket.

Carl
 
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Austin

OH yea...after a few launches, my cord also snapped...it is too short, so I lengthened it and I have fewer problems.
 

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I should have known you built one of these since you have an affinity for military rockets. How much nose weight did you add? I couldn't fly today (windy) and was thinking 10 grams.

Edward
 
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