Acceleron V - build thread

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Re: Acceleron V - build thread

Postby Kryten » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:11 pm

This should be impressive!
When are you expecting to launch it?
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Re: Acceleron V - build thread

Postby air.command » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:57 am

No set date. We'll try to launch when it's all re-built and tested, but hoping within the next 2 months depending on launch opportunities.
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Re: Acceleron V - build thread

Postby air.command » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:03 pm

Here are some great launch photos taken by blackbird from last month. He definitely has a knack for catching fast moving objects. I only wish I could take pictures like these instead of my usual fuzzy smudge. :D

Be sure to click on the image to zoom in for lots of detail.

Flight #2
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I'm actually not that close to the rocket ... telephoto lenses are great!

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It looks like the red booster is a little late in starting its air pulse.

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Blue food colouring in the water is a great way to contrast against the white clouds

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Secondary (backup) parachute is being deployed.

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Coming in for a gentle landing

Flight #1
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Good laminar flow from all of the nozzles during the booster's water phase.

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Without the blue colouring, things are less messy on the ground.
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Re: Acceleron V - build thread

Postby october sky » Sat May 01, 2010 2:55 pm

Wow, that is impressive ! Great photos indeed and one beaut water rocket in action ! 8)
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