Gene's L3 Project - "Main Event"

So for a rocket guy getting your L3 is like a mountener climbing El Capitan!  I'm using this area to link to important docs and picture for my L3 project.  It's been some time ago that I got this.  Also there are many links to this page now from ther sizes.

Enjoy - Gene!

Document links that outline the project:

My L3 was March 14th at Snow Ranch - east of Stockton CA. Here are some flight files to view the results - which was perfect!

All results matched expected very close. The altitude was within 10% of what Rocksim predicted with 9526 feet measured. The main parachute was made by us (Fruity Chutes) with a measured descent speed of 17.5 fps. Predicted descent speed was 17.3 fps. The Fruity Chutes 24" Drogue measured descent speed was 50fps which was ideal.


A few photos of the finished product...

Main Event - L3 Cert Flight
Liftoff! Snow Ranch, March 14, 2009
Courtesy David Flournoy

Photo Albums, website and videos featuring the Main Event

Main Event - L3 Project
Main Event - The result, a successful flight
Photo courtesy David Flournoy

Main Event Parachute
Main Event Parachute - 108" by 18 gores

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