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JAL3

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My Intruder is another build that took place while during the Great TRF Crisis of 2008-09. I documented the build on YORF here: http://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=4435&page=1&pp=10

The maiden flight of the Intruder took place on a very windy day. It was prepped with a 9" nylon chute and a Quest A6-4 motor.

The countdown went smoothly but things seemed to be less than spectacular after that. The rocket got to the end of the rod just fine but seemed to struggle into the air after that. It did a small amount of corkscrewing, ejected and came back to earth with no real problem or damage. It just seemed very ungainly throughout.

A video of the first flight can be seen here: http://flickr.com/photos/23694991@N03/3283010902/

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