June is Honest John Month-Let's Celebrate with a New Photo

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Here are a couple photos from that day a little more close up to show some details.
 

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But it landed gently a few hundred feet from the pad.
 

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What was the main deployment altitude set at? Did the charges actually fire a noticeably later than expected?
Tim, it was set for 1000 feet. I think the charge went off at the correct altitude, but that big chute took a little longer to unfurl than I had expected, and then it partially deflated when part of the airframe hit it. I changed the way I rigged the recovery harness as per sone folks suggestions and set the main at 1200 feet for the second flight.
It’s a tough design to pack your recovery in because it is almost 1/2 nose cone!!!
 

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Tim, it was set for 1000 feet. I think the charge went off at the correct altitude, but that big chute took a little longer to unfurl than I had expected, and then it partially deflated when part of the airframe hit it. I changed the way I rigged the recovery harness as per sone folks suggestions and set the main at 1200 feet for the second flight.
It’s a tough design to pack your recovery in because it is almost 1/2 nose cone!!!
Thanks. Granted, the airframe strike on the chute was a momentary problem, but otherwise to me everything looked great, so given the comments I was just wondering if there had been other issues.
 
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