Estes Hellicatwith a C5-6 Engine I was concerned that the parachute might not deploy because it was difficult to fit in there with the nose fins. -Result- The rocket went as high as it could. The parachute didn't deploy. One of the nose's fins broke on the inside, presumibly due to impact. The rocket broke into two pieces. I assume it's because the pressure buildup couldn't push out the parachute and had to go somewhere, so it went out the sides. Estes Mini-Comanche 3, launched with 2 stages, a A10-0 in the bottom stage and a A10-3T in the top one My only concern was with the third stage, which I didn't launch. -Result- The rocket seemed to work at first. The second stage came off as planned and spun down to earth. The first stage however also broke and spun down (not supposed to happen). The streamer recovery did not deploy. The second motor still seemed to be in the second stage although it did burn. The rocket was hot and smoking. It has a strong burning smell not present in the Helicat. Could someone more experienced give some insight into what may have went wrong? Since both recovery systems failed to deploy there must be something I did wrong. Could I have used too much wadding? I'm really stumped on what went wrong with the Mini-Comanche 3 causing the first stage to break off and become charred.