# Small 29mm Rocket at 5,000 ft = lost?

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#### dave carver

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Another budget thing to try for sighting the rocket on the way down is to use a Chrome Mylar streamer, the reasons are obvious.

#### DaveHein

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I suggest using the BeeLine transmitter. That's what I did, and its helped me find my minimum diameter 29mm rocket a few times. The ham license isn't too hard to get, but you do have to study a bit before taking the test. There are online sample tests that you can practice on. After a few hours you should be ready for the test.

Dave

#### Handeman

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I was able to borrow a Walston transmitter on one of my flights. If you know someone that has one, that is an excellent method of getting the rocket back. Baring that, a mylar streamer that was mentioned before, with some tracking powder and a good pair of binoculars will allow you to track some pretty small rockets to some pretty good altitudes and back down.

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A question regarding the Apogee Aspire. ?s it possible to use a parachute with this rocket? I have a large area to launch in. I would like to avoid using a streamer on this model, if at all possible (more for aesthetic reasons than anything else).

#### AX1

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Maybe consider Flashing WeeBee:

As Stefano tested it on the ground he reported that he could hear it from 300 meters away. Besides Flashing WeeBee starts flashing when it gets dark, so you may see it well...

#### deandome

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I would like to avoid using a streamer on this model, if at all possible (more for aesthetic reasons than anything else).
Umm...how on earth does streamer recovery vs. chute affect the aesthetics of a rocket? ANY rocket?

I know it's not super cheap. but I'd think the best high-altitude, single deploy option w/out a tracker would be Wildman's new Blackhawk: https://wildmanrocketry.com/default.asp?groupid=1&groupid1=612121482&prodid=345226331032419

Unshreddable, even w/the biggest 29mm out there, it'd be practically indestructible on landing w/even the smallest streamer. It was DESIGNED for what this thread is all about!!

##### Active Member
Umm...how on earth does streamer recovery vs. chute affect the aesthetics of a rocket? ANY rocket?

I know it's not super cheap. but I'd think the best high-altitude, single deploy option w/out a tracker would be Wildman's new Blackhawk: https://wildmanrocketry.com/default.asp?groupid=1&groupid1=612121482&prodid=345226331032419

Unshreddable, even w/the biggest 29mm out there, it'd be practically indestructible on landing w/even the smallest streamer. It was DESIGNED for what this thread is all about!!
Hi Deandome,
Thanks for the reply. I was speaking about the aesthetics/beauty of the rocket recovery itself, not the rocket. It's just my personal preference to see a rocket coming down on a parachute rather than a streamer.

The Blackhawk looks like a great rocket. I'll check it out. thanks for the link.
Rich