Estes Alpha III

My first rocket as a BAR. I used to launch rockets until I started college. Then one cold day in March of 1997 I was on the Internet and wondered "does anyone still do those rockets?" Was I suprised what a search brought up. I was mainly inspired after visiting Helen Rapozo's page. I bought the Alpha with an Estes Starter Kit, and launched it the first time the day I built it. This rocket could work fine with a streamer. I am using a 12" chute still, but have cut out a spillhole.

Dia: 0.98"; Length: 12.25"; Wt.: 1.2 oz.; Motor (1): 18mm
Recommended motor: 1/2A6-2, A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
Status: Lost

FltDateMotorComments
1)4/06/97A8-3 
2)4/11/97A8-3Partially melted chute
3)4/11/97B6-4 
4)4/20/97B6-4 
5)4/26/97C6-5 
6)4/27/97C6-5 
7)6/08/97A8-3 
8)6/15/97A8-3Parachute duration attempt, only 22 sec.
9)6/19/97B6-4Parachute duration attempt, only 53 sec. Used 12" chute.
10)6/19/97B6-4Parachute duration flight for NARTREK Bronze level. Lasted 1 min. and 53 sec. Used an 18" chute.
11)6/19/97B6-4Streamer duration attempt, 21 sec.
12)7/13/97C6-5 
13)7/17/97C6-5 
14)8/11/97C6-5 
15)8/30/97B6-4 
16)9/23/97A8-3 
17)9/23/97A8-3 
18)10/01/97B6-4Nice evening flight.
19)3/15/98A8-3Leah's first launch.
20)6/04/98B6-4 
21)7/11/98A8-3 
22)7/25/98C6-5 
23)8/22/98B6-4 
24)10/24/98B6-4 
25)11/28/98C6-5 
26)4/11/99C6-5 
27)4/11/99C6-5 
28)5/08/99C6-5 
29)8/14/99C6-5 
30)4/19/00C6-5Launch for Lewistown 8th grade science class.
31)6/10/00C6-7 
32)7/15/00C6-5Chute tangled.
33)7/21/01C6-7Lost.
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