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Sledgehammer M1850 Pad Cam | by jurvetson
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Sledgehammer M1850 Pad Cam

I launched my 9 ft. tall Sledgehammer rocket at DairyAire with the biggest motor I have flown in California - an Aerotech M1850. I just posted a HD video compilation (weaving the rocket’s onboard videocam, the pad cam, and a tracking videocam back at launch control).

 

On-board computers detect apogee and deploy the parachute. They also recorded a max speed of 430 MPH and 8 g's of acceleration.

 

The rocket takes video the whole way, and amazingly drifts back over the flight line to land near its launch pad.

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Uploaded on June 3, 2010