Rocket photography launch blastoff CATO spinners spirals unstable

Near the ground we call them land sharks: My rocket buddy Erik and I have developed a knack for spotting a likely train wreck in the sky. There was a certain lack of craftsmanship in this Sonotube build that cued us to be ready with the camera: I just held the motor drive down for this one... It does a hop over Black Rock in the first frame, and the O-size motor separates from the body in frame 14/15: And a couple close ups of this Twisted Firestarter: Pop goes the motor.