R/C Shuttle Page 3
Shuttles external tank is covered with
orange poster board and has
vacuum
formed styrene nose and tail cones.
Paited and almost ready to fly.         
10/28/02
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Launch day!  Everything worked
perfectly for the first lauch of the r/c
shuttle.  The only damage to the system
was a brocken fin on the SRB, and a
small burn through hole on the body
flap of the orbitor caused by the
extreme heat of the two Estes E9-4
motors inches away.  Also two
parachutes got frid from hot ejection
gasses.

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The Second and Third launches took place
Aug 9, 2003 in Virginia.
First launch, March 17, 2003 in
Florida.