Weather: low 90's, clear, wind ~5-10 mph
Total flights: Today - 9; YTD - 68
Total motors: Today - 18; YTD - 91
Another great day...good weather, light traffic (just missed a wreck that closed the east bound lanes of US 50), no lines at the pads. Dr. Zooch provided shade and entertained me with both his rockets and random stories. I have several shots of his rockets in the slide show at the bottom of the post.
- Raygun Gothic HoJo on 4 D12-5's and 4 C11s - Excellent flight with respectable altitude and ejection at apogee.
- El Tubo Loco an G64-4 - I had the honor or drag racing Dave Webber's Tuber, which was on it's 220th flight. He flew Tuber on an H100 sparky. I got moving first but he won overall. Good stuff!
- AeroTech Cheetah on an F39-6 - Nice boost with once slight shimmy at burn out. This rocket would be insane on a G. Thanks Paul for another good addition to my fleet.
- First Flight Under Dawg on a D12-0/D12-5 - The rocket started really slow and translated with the wind. At staging, it went off at a steep angle and I cringed, not wanting a long walk in the heat. But it weather cocked it's way back to vertical. Good recovery. But I still had a good walk.
- Stratosphere on an F24-7 - Shoulda drilled the delay. Dead.
- Fat Boi-nk on a C6-3 -What's to say? It went up, came down, and BOINKED :)
- Hat of Death on a D12-0 CHAD staged to an E9 - Underpowered to the max. The E9 lit after impact resulting in a pucker factor of 8.5. Given the weird start of the Under Dawg flight, I wonder if my batch of D12-0's is funky. Here's what this motor combo is supposed to do!
- Hat of Death on a G75MS - Redemption! Sparky redemption!
- Odd'l Birdie on an A3-4 - Good flight.
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