|Some of the kids anxiously awaiting the launch of the first rocket.|
|Vince hooks up a rocket on his Porta Pad; my Pulsar Pink Crayon rocket|
is at right.
I ended the launch with my Deuce's Wild on 2 B motors. I had taped one of the keychain cameras to the rocket's body, capturing the video below. It is pretty normal, except that if you look closely, you can see the parachute wadding (flameproof toilet paper used to protect the parachute from the hot ejection charge particles) whiz by and fall toward the ground below. You can also faintly hear the kids cheering throughout the flight - again, got to love that enthusiasm!
The animated gif below shows the sequence with the chute wadding slowed down to 3 frames per second - it's quite neat, actually.
|Parachute wadding falling away from the Deuce's Wild (Click to enlarge)|
8 launches, no rockets lost, and a free BBQ sandwich for lunch… A pretty decent couple of hours!