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R-DAS FLIGHT #4 DETAILS
 

Flight #: 4
Date: 16th of June, 2001
Venue: Pete's Farm, Heckington, Lincolnshire
R-DAS Type: R-DAS Classic
R-DAS firmware: 3.0
R-DAS Recorded Altitude: 792 feet (240 metres)
Apogee - Charge Firing Delta-t: 1.3 seconds
Apogee - Charge Firing Delta-h: 27 feet (8.2 metres)
Descent Rate at Apogee Deployment: 21 feet per second (6.3 metres per second)
Apogee - Charge Firing h Variance: 3.4%
R-DAS Flight Mode: Apogee & Main Ejection
Launch Vehicle Diameter: 2.6 inches
Launch Vehicle Length: 6 feet
Launch Vehicle Propulsion: R.A.T.T.Works I-80H Hybrid
Fins: 4 clipped swept deltas (Aerofoiled)
Launch System: Rail Launch
Finish: Unpainted
Ejection Method: Electronic Deployment using apogee charge in SafeEject canister, then main charge in SafeEject canister as backup
Ejection Ignition Type: Daveyfire igniters (electric matches)
R-DAS Data for flight of HyTest1 Rocket on a R.A.T.T.Works I-80H (July, 2001)
Comments

The flight of the Hytest-1 rocket was less than successful. At apogee, the streamer deployed successfully, but at 450 feet, the main parachute failed to deploy, resulting in a hard landing for the rocket. Luckily, no fins were broken, so the rocket is re-flyable.

R-DAS Data for thrust portion of flight of HyTest1 Rocket on a R.A.T.T.Works I-80H (July, 2001)
Thrust Section of Flight

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