Klingon Bird of Prey Launch

I finally had a chance to launch the Klingon Bird of Prey and see how the Qulaman Baffle performs.  I used a C6-5 for the first flight since the wind was calm and I had a large field for recovery.  

The rocket flew nice and straight and attained an altitude of over  500 feet.  The ejection charge blew out the parachute about a second after reaching apogee.  The 18" parachute deployed and the rocket descended at a slow rate and landed about 50 yards away.  After retrieving the rocket and examining the parachute, I can say that the baffle worked as advertised.  The parachute was in perfect condition with no evidence of any scorching ! 

Mar 10th 2019 Mike Swanson

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