Thursday, June 18, 2009

Scary near miss and a lesson on cluster ignition

This was a full scale SAAB that flew at LDRS 17 on a central M and four I's. The I's lit and lobbed the rocket off the pad. The M then ignited when it was oriented in the wrong direction. Lesson: ground start the main motor and airstart the outboards. Oh, yeah, this is also why you have set-off distances and don't let people wander in towards the pads :eek: Thankfully, nobody was harmed. (Once again, the snaps are from Point 39 Productions - I wish that he'd release some of these old tapes on DVD.)