|Estes 1/200th scale Saturn V on a C12-4 (Click to enlarge).|
I had equipped all of the rockets with small altimeters, knowing full well I could get crap readings given the lack of vent holes in the models. But I figured nothing ventured, nothing gained, and the very small additional weight would not impact flight performance. So the Saturn and SLS rockets had Altus Metrum Micropeak altimeters and the Saturn 1B contained a Perfectflight Firefly. The Saturn V altimeter was the only one that returned usable data; the SLS Micropeak readings were a bunch of crap, and dumb me forgot to turn on the Firefly in the 1B (still kicking myself over this, but hey, I wanted to get out of the heat).
|Saturn V Micropeak altimeter readings(Click to enlarge).|
|The Estes-built 1/200th scale SLS lifts off on a C6-3|
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|My Saturn 1B on an Aerotech D10-3 (Click to enlarge).|