PHOENIX 4 FLIGHT TO 96,000' ONBOARD VIDEO PRODUCTION

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  1. Oct 21, 2015 #1

    Altitude Junkie

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    Check out Curt von Delius' PHOENIX 4 two stage project that flew to 95,945' at the Black Rock Desert in September.

    Amazing HD onboard video footage!

    We just finished the PHOENIX 4 video production and thought you might enjoy seeing it.

    [video=vimeo;142539325]https://vimeo.com/142539325[/video]


    Dusty Camp
     
  2. Oct 21, 2015 #2

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    Where do we go to view it?
     
  3. Oct 21, 2015 #3

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    It's embedded in the post. It's a vimeo link.
    [video=vimeo;142539325]https://vimeo.com/142539325[/video]
     
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    Fantastic video! Thank you for sharing
     
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    This forum software struggles with vimeo links for some bizarre reason.
     
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    Did I miss the build thread, love to see it...what is that fincan made of?
     
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    I would love to see some shots of the inter-stage coupler & how that functioned.
     
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    That was amazing! Great project
     
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    I can't be of much help... even tho Curt explained it all to me. There are materials I've never heard of before in this rocket. I think Curt is the only guy that uses an "air bag" to deploy his chute

    From the 'seam' to the left is the modified nozzle carried for the sustainer motor. This also the exit cone which has 18 layers (IIRC) of some sort of carbon fiber. On top of the booster motor is a very short nose cone that fits inside the sustainer nozzle. Inside there is all the electronics and recovery gear. You can see in the second photo the booster motors nose cone is right up to the nozzle throat.

    Curt's rockets have always been things of beauty. This rocket is very much "NASA" like! We're all playing with LEGO's compared to this!

    I'm heading out to my shop to play with my LEGO's now.

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    That is one beautiful video and an even more beautiful rocket!

    That Lay up on the fincan made my jaw drop.
     
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    Wow that was awesome!
     
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    An extremely impressive design, flight and execution thereof... wished I was there this year to witness first hand (sigh). Definitely an inspiration for next years BALLS project.
     
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    Thanks for posting the Vimeo link. My iPad still can't pick up whatever is supposed to be embedded in the original post.

    That was awesome! tfish, you may be 'playing with Legos'.... Comparatively, I feel like I'm rubbing two sticks together trying to make a spark.
     

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