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PHOTO 97-- Flight C-34 : July 28, 1984

Preparing for the third flight of the C-400 motor.
Both previous flights utilizing this motor resulted in a premature releasing of the parachute. Modifications were consequently made to the PET circuitry. Also, the aluminum fins were replaced with fins cut from 0.075 inch sheet plexiglas. The intent was to have more durable (i.e. flexible) fins, as the aluminum fins often were irreparably bent upon touchdown..

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