Sunday, April 10, 2016

Impact

Look how nicely the tree cover slowed our payload down. Our payload train -- which was about 6 feet long or so -- came slewing in, snagged the chute and ring, snapped the tether train, and then gently chucked the remaining polystyrene hull into the branches another 8 feet or so away. (Here's a hotlink to the image just in case)
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 I wish we could have recovered the chute & ring for more post-analysis, but it was too tall for our level of climbing experience in a tree that had already proven to be partially dead. It was also getting late and we'd been mucking around with ropes for well over an hour. -Jimmy
(and another hotlink)
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