Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Shadow flies to 947 and 1017 feet

Air Command has posted a detailed report on the flight of their large, all fiberglass, water rocket.  This thing is amazing.  It looks like, and is constructed like, your typical level-1 class HPR rocket.  Here's the video detailing the flights.  It includes ground and on-board videos both in real time and slo-mo.  Unfortunately, the 2nd launch ended with a lawn dart and shovel recovery.  I'm sure George takes the same attitude as we pyro guys: If ya' can't afford to lose 'em, don't fly 'em!  I'm confident we'll see The Shadow 2.0 by Spring.