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Sky Observer V2 explodes vigorous - video is up!

Observes the sky a minute


Went back to the launching site yesterday and found the reason for the explosion:



Sky Observer V2 explodes vigorous on the launch pad...See embedded video!


Using a video to JPG converter, the explosion looks as following. All this happens in a split of a second:




This is the second version of my sky observer rocket. The payload containes a 3km range rocket locator and a mini DV camcorder. The rocket is propelled by 3 C6-engines.

The simulated flight plot of the rocket looks as follows:

Since a few months I am also supporting the Sugar Shot to Space team financially and as a volunteer. The underlying goal of the Sugar Shot to Space program is to loft a rocket powered by sugar propellant into space, officially defined as 100 km (62 miles) above the earth's surface. If you want to support this project as well, you can do it here.

Here is a video of the first flight of the MiniSShot rocket in the SS2S project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ4Tl4TCi8M


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The laugh is always on the loser :P

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The problem was Weak paper O-rings?  Paper blew out sideways? Blowing the other 2 engines into impossible to plot flight paths?

Too bad ! Nice explosion though ! Electronics still working fine ?!

Hi Jad-Berro,

All electronics are fine :)

Appollo One.

What type of rocket is that...do you know where i could buy one that i could put a camera in like that?

Hi Jaryd,

You can order this rocket here: http://www.fliskits.com/products/rocketkits/kit_detail/paylord.htm