I finally had a chance to launch the Klingon Bird of Prey and see how the Qualman 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!