- Nov 27, 2014
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We launched the Ascender today with a G125, less the payload bay as I had a BRB900 in the nosecone. The launch looked good however one of the fins broke off in flight. I had paid extra attention to constructing this rocket as my old Ascender's fin came off with a G80. Added additional epoxy fillets on the outside of the fins.
The altimeter 3 graph plainly shows the action began about 1300ft. A photo of the descent also shows the broken fin.
At the last Indiana Rocketry Club launch I witnessed an Ascender launch with a G80 and all went fine. Either the owner was better at assembly or there was a defect in the fin. Thoughts?