The Spike (2)



This Spike was purchased and built as a replacement for my first one, lost to overzealous motor selection for conditions in February 1998.  I chose to make the paint job original, replaced the now-standard Masonite centering rings with plywood ones, and in addition installed a type of ejection baffle that is apparently called a "parachute compartment" to eliminate the need for wadding.  This parachute compartment was so successful that I now plan to use it on all my large rockets in the future.

Even the paint job on the new Spike is identical to that on the old -- leading a few people to ask if I'd gotten it back.  Nope, this is a new one, finished just in time to test fly before my trip to National Sport Launch in May 1998.



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