- Jan 11, 2013
- Reaction score
- Maumee (Toledo) OH
I've launched my AIRSTART 1 two stage high power rocket several times over the years. I built the booster stage the same as I did my first MPR two stage rocket back in the '70's- I cut four 6" long slots in the booster body tube, and built up the inside of the booster body tube so that it snugs against the smaller diameter upper stage. When the upper stage ignites, the exhaust initially shoots out the slots as the stages separate. We were lucky enough to catch the above grainy shot from the ground.
The link to the Youtube video is: [video=youtube;EzIazxOSSw4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzIazxOSSw4[/video]
I used an I200 reload for the booster on subsequent flights, and rebuilt the rocket using Blue Tube parts. It's a fun rocket to fly.
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