- Feb 14, 2017
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So my MDRM launch this weekend was a big success given the horrible launch conditions, but after driving 2hrs to get to the site I was committed to seeing this thing fly. It did really really well for 2 launches (1G40 and 1G80), the Jolly Logic III Altimeter and chute release both worked flawlessly. The flight conditions were constant 5-7mph winds with gusts up to an easy 20mph, low thick cloud cover and a mist in the air. I wasn't planning on breaking any altitude records so this wasn't really a concern. However, on my last launch the wind really gusted and picked the rocket back up after it landed nicley and pulled it to the only road in a 1500 acre vicinity and drug the rocket down the road for about 300ft. As a result, the nose cone got really dinged and scratched, which I can fix easily. The fins and body tube suffered the most damage. I think I can repair the fins with filler or epoxy by building a fin dam but not certain about the tube. Seeking advice from others here on how best to fix this and get her back out on launch pad soon. Pictures attached and thanks for helping.