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Centuri Rockets

Log Tom

Description

The Long Tom is a two stage model rocket that features pass-port staging and baffle ejection system. The kit was purchased from Centuri Engineering Company in Phoenix, Arizona.

Additional Information

Instructions

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Build History

Flights

  1. Flight 1
    1. 06/08/1975
      1. Location
        1. Mike Colby Dad’s Back Yard
      2. Conditions
        1. Wind: East @ 2 mph
        2. Visibility: Clear
        3. RH: 80%
        4. Temperature: 65 – 70 degrees
      3. Rocket Motor: C6-3
      4. Launch Angle: 90 Degrees
      5. Recovery: Streamer
      6. Remarks: The maiden flight was very good. Very little wobble was detected. Recovery was good. It was unwise to use such a powerful motor, but the guys wanted to see it so it was launched with a C6-3. Recovery was between the house and a few trees. The drift showed the various wind directions in the upper atmosphere. At one time the rocket would drift slow and the next fast. It changed directions several times too. Rocket was recovered with no damage
  2. Flight 2
    1. 06/08/1975
      1. Location
        1. Mike Colby Dad’s Back Yard
      2. Conditions
        1. Wind: East @ 2 mph
        2. Visibility: Clear
        3. RH: 80%
        4. Temperature: 65 – 70 degrees
      3. Rocket Motor: C6-3
      4. Launch Angle: 90 Degrees
      5. Recovery: Streamer
      6. Remarks: This launch occurred twenty minutes after the maiden flight and was a good one. On this flight the shock cord pulled loose from the main body tube leaving the rocket fall freely. Despite the free fall, it landed in almost the same spot as the previous flight. Except for the shock cord incident the rocket was recovered with no damage.