18" nylon parasheet
Aerotech RMS 24/40 E18-4W
||Yet another standard Spike flight -- all normal, though this one, for
some reason, generated some surface melting of the PVC cap on the UMRS.
I think this was because the rocket was nozzle-down against one of the
flower-pot blast deflectors supplied by Tripoli Puget Sound; the back-blast
from the ignition must have sprayed across the plastic before the rocket
rose high enough to clear its own exhaust. No harm done, it just
crazed the paint on this part which wasn't really intended to be painted
in any case. After this flight, I sat down for two hours of range
duty as LCO, so this was my last flight of the day.