- Jan 17, 2009
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I finally got to launch my scratch built Saturn V. It is based on a BT-80 main tube. It was a beautiful straight flight on a 24mm D12! I had one big Uh Oh moment though when only one chute properly deployed. It was supposed to recover in two pieces with separate chutes. The nose was on a harness and it's chute become entangled with the booster's chute. But one chute brought it all home safely, no damage at all. Whew! It was a fun project! I had originally done a build thread on the old TRF, now that I have a launch to go with it, I'll try post the build again in the near future.