Wednesday, July 2, 2008

She went down in a burning ring of fire...

So after repairing the zipper on the Snarky from the last launch I thought we'd go out and try it again. This time I decided to launch on an Estes E9-4 since I had some handy. Got it all setup, hit the button and it lit! Then it went up about 6" blew out the rear nozzle, slid back down and proceeded to burn, slowly. The end results were; Scorched Snarky, 1 loose fin, lots of cosmetic damage, slight toasted chute and a badly burned engine mount, along with a 4 launch old Estes "E" pad that was melted through.




I will rebuild it! But not repaint it, obviously this rocket wants to be hurt.

2 comments:

Madison said...

That is a great hobby! That looks like fun. Well, the failure part not as much but just the whole hobby bit! Have fun and good luck with the repairs

MrTidy OTR said...

Heh - hate it when that happens. I had an E30 CATO in early June blowing up the tail of a brand new rocket :( Repaired and ready to launch - minus paint as well.