Balcony Shoot #1 - Greenmix Test Rocket

Date: 2003-07-22


Very primitive greenmix composition rocket. Al foil nozzle and bulkhead. Core burner, with core complete length of grain. Fuse of twisted kitchen wrap with greenmix trace.


First fuse burned out at nozzle. The fuse was replaced and on the second attempt the device ignited. The thrust was very poor because of the quality of the greenmix composition and the small burning surface of the fairly tiny grain.

During flight the rocket gently clipped the balcony rail of the launch site, causing it to assume a ~30 degree down angle. During its fall to the ground many stories below it seemed to gain a second wind of thrust and flew under powered flight a considerable distance down-range, clearing the property boundry.


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