Builds Rockets for NASA
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- Aug 27, 2011
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Soooo....Eagle and flight module completely separate.Yup, two parachutes. 12" for the module, 24" for the Eagle. Rigged for the Eagle to come down horizontally. Pretty much stock like the kit except for a slightly larger chute for the heavier transporter and no 18mm mount.
Forecast is calm winds this Sunday so fingers crossed.
Eagle has an external shock cord mount or mounts on midsection so hangs horizontal (2 mounts would make horizontal recovery more likely than just one at CG).
Flight module recovers on its own chute vertically. Trail edges of fins look to be at right angle to long axis, so if engine sticks out a tich should minimize fin/ground impact.
Hoping for smooth flight!