Builds Rockets for NASA
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- Aug 27, 2011
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Kinda woulda been nice if they had angled the camera out a bit, not wasted 1/4 of FOV with the nose cone. Sometimes I wonder if they actually beta test these things.I have 21 flights on one, including several with incomplete ‘chute deployments. It took me awhile to figure out how to get a 15 inch ‘chute and an FS Mini in a cloth pouch out of that BT-50 tube reliably. In fact, I have had to replace the body tube once because it’s gotten crumpled from the resulting less-than-soft landings. It’s flown on Q-Jet B4s and C12s, Estes B6s, C5s and C6s.
The camera has been rock solid. Here is a Q-Jet C12-6 flight:
I took advantage of the ability to peel the sticker off the pearlescent tube to transfer it to the replacement plain white BT-50.