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Rocket-eye’s View

From about a half-mile up… Half Moon Bay looks more like a crescent moon from here. You can see a faint smoke line leading up to the rear of the rocket with two fins against the sky. (update: The Wavecrest parcel of land at the bottom of the frame was just protected by POST - November 2007)

 

The on-board camera captures the launch and some of the parachute return. I posted the video on Revver. (mirror reflected image, no sound)

 

From the ground, it just roared out of sight with a motor 4x larger than it was designed for. We had a very low wind day that made recovery of the video footage possible!

 

Details: Estes Oracle video cam nosecone on a Blue Ninja Rocket, modified to take an Aerotech F21-8 composite motor.

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Taken on August 6, 2006