QRS-30 Tracking Streamer
This tracking streamer is suited for primary recovery of high power rockets, and can serve as an apogee event for Level 3 rockets. In a high-visibility color like Electric Uberbananna Yellow, Tweensquee Pink, or Nothing Rhymes With Orange, it’s easy to track your project from apogee using a streamer of this size. Your project WILL BE noticed from the flight line when you deploy this streamer.
We use this to recover our Aerotech G-Force when flying on H motors in primary mode, and as an apogee event on our 35-lb scratch-built monster, “Mondo Kraken,” which is a 5.54” upscale of the King Kraken, flying on 75mm L and M motors.
If we may be permitted a bit of poetical waxing of our own product, QRS-30, when fully unfurled, is an amazing sight. Something about a streamer in this size excites the imagination of your fellow fliers. It’s a good thing it’s made from nylon, and fingerprints aren’t a concern, because this one, everyone seems to want to touch and rub it between their fingers… perhaps they’re trying to figure out if it is real, as it doesn’t quite seem possible that streamers come THIS big! It features our triple-thick shock cord tunnel, as well as brass grommets for ties or quick-clips. Like the rest of our tracking streamers, it is made from a single piece of durable, yet lightweight, ripstop Nylon. All hems are double-rolled; there are no exposed edges of fabric to fray.
QRS-30 packs very small for its unfurled size, but to ensure a nominal deployment, we recommend packing into a tube no smaller than 75mm without a pilot.
As an apogee event, the QRS-30 is well-suited to drop payloads recovering under the ALS-72, ALS-84 or ALS-96 Advanced High-Power Main Canopies If using as an apogee event in a dual-deploy rocket (secondary recovery), we recommend a shock cord of at least 100′, with the streamer mounted at least 35′ from end. This will help ensure the main is deployed into clear air.
Please realize this streamer requires an enormous amount of material. Shipping will probably be delayed.