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Epic Cluster Rocket Launch

My son's scratch built "Epic" rocket had another epic flight.

  

Three fin-tip motors light on the pad, and then a central Skidmark is lit by the on-board HCX flight computer. You can see the various igniter wires here, and the Contour HD cam near the nose.

 

Here is the video compilation of this launch, one of the most complicated of the weekend. (frame grabs)

 

It also has an RF-tracking beacon, which proved to be quite helpful as I was visually tracking a different rocket on the return that had crossed paths with ours.

 

Below are the rest of the photo sequence, each 0.25 seconds apart.

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Taken on May 21, 2011