WILDMAN/CRAZY JIM Flying circus launching 27ft "MEGA" DarkStar at LDRS....."O" my!

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I just got home from LDRS and from what I heard the front closure failed. Todays shot was perfect
 

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Here is a quick summary
The 2 stage flew on Saturday the booster Catoed 3 seconds into a the burn sending the sustainer off vertical and the sustainer didn’t light but deployed perfectly.
We put the sustainer back together and flew it the next day to 15k
 

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Hey, can't knock a perfect P flight! Congrats guys! Be proud of the hard work!
 

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so was it a P8000 that let go?

for some reason i though that the O25000 was being used in the booster, however that doesnt jive with the statement "the booster Catoed 3 seconds into a the burn"
 

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so was it a P8000 that let go?

for some reason i though that the O25000 was being used in the booster, however that doesnt jive with the statement "the booster Catoed 3 seconds into a the burn"
Nope. The P8000 was the sustainer motor; it performed well on Sunday after taking a free ride on Saturday.

The booster motor was an EX 6" O motor (not mine). It burned through at the base of the forward bulkhead. I was able to inspect the aftermath and I think I know what went wrong; I'll save that discussion for another place and time.

The O25,000 was a backup plan. I wouldn't be surprised if it appears in a Mega-Darkstar-like rocket in the not-so-distant future.:)

I love the comment "got two flights out of a single use P motor"!

Great job Team Wildman!!!
 

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Congrats Tim. I witnessed both flights and both were successful in their own way. With the safety requirements and the electronics available today, combined with your ability to put it all together, the first flight did just as it should have notwithstanding the "glitch" of the case burning through.

This allowed Sunday's flight which was perfect in every way that I saw. Using a single use motor twice is something dreams are made of. Particularly a motor that size. Less that a handful of years ago this would/could have ended very differently.

Congrats again Tim. Great job. I'm just glad I wasn't on the recovery crew. ;)
 
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