Beach Shoot #15 - Titanium Helicopter

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Date: 2003-12-05


Re-test of the fireproofed device that had fuse problems at the last shoot.


Didn't work well.

It barely made it off the ground, the star burst wasn't very effective on the ground either.

I believe the propellant was contaminated with the waterglass used to fireproof the case. The hole enlarged almost exactly the same amount as the 'natural' device tested previously, so I can't see much point it doing this in the future, perhaps instead with longer burning devices I'll use a conical end-plug rammer.

The star payload probably made it a bit heavy too, as we already know the titanium propellant isn't as good as the straight meal.


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