VIPE 2021

There was good weather and a great turnout for the VIPE 2021 high powered rocketry event sponsored by Club quebecois de fuseonautique. The event was in the fields of Saint Prime, Quebec near the shores of Lac Saint-Jean on Saturday July 10th.

David LeFrancois launched a Black Brant II 2.6″ fiberglass rocket on an Aerotech H148 motor for CAR L1 Certification. Here is a video of the launch.

The rocket had an 11:1 thrust to weight ratio and achieved an altitude of 2249′ with a burn time of 1.6s and a maximum speed of 304mph and a peak acceleration of 13.65Gs.