Weather: mostly sunny, low 80's, wind 5mph - 10mph
Total flights: Today - 10; YTD - 78
Total motors: Today - 13; YTD - 104
The wind was not as bad as expected and was in a reasonably favorable direction. It started at about 5mph and reaching 10mph by mid-afternoon. I sat with Warthog and Itchy. I swapped an H165R load for one with a delay. Evidently there was a short time after the AT fire when they shipped without delays. Kenny made it right. I also received a new Monster Motors 29/40-120 case - thanks Don!
- The Grand Whazoo on an H165-5 - I touched it up a bit and added replacement 'Cheesecake' fin artwork. Jinx - I suffered my first blow-by. It ejected right after the last photo in the flight sequence shown below. Dead.
- Heavenly Hobbies Resistor 224 on two C11-3's - Ejection was early and the rocket flew through the 'chute, which tangled. No damage.
- Heavenly Hobbies Resistor 224 on two D12-5's - This was a much more satisfying flight. Ejection was at apogee. I used an undersized 18" 'chute due to the wind. The fillet on one fin is cracked. Thin CA will take care of it.
- Heavenly Hobbies Backdraft on an E9-4/C11-3 - This was the 4th flight on this motor combination and again used 7.25" of fuse. This model guarantee's high pucker-factor flights and it didn't disappoint. Great flight but, as usual, parts came off. I lost the parachute cap and the Kevlar twine on the cone snapped.
- Hat of Death on an F24-P - Flight number 56.
- Quest FLICS MMX on a MicroMaxx - This is my second rubber band powered FLICS converted for powered flight. The smallest motor at ESL-147!
- Quest FLICS - Lucky 13 on an A10-3 - This one used the dregs of a Paul Miller 13mm rocket. It flew cross-wind and was fast. I saw the ejection event but didn't see it again until it was found.
- Airship R-100 on an A10-P - This is a paper model of a dirigible. It was soooo underpowered for MicroMaxx that I never bothered with active recovery. I decided to install a 13mm mount scrounged, once again, from my Paul Miller box-o-dead-rockets. Still nothing but tumble recovery. Ignition was oddly late and the boost was a huge corkscrew. Tumble recovery was actually lawn dart recovery. Dead.
- Spikor on a G64-8 - The wind was lighter than expected so I flew her on the 'G'. Great boost with ejection near apogee.
- MRC IronMan on a C11-3 - Nice flight but the cone separated again. Needs a big piece of elastic on the end of the short Kevlar cord.
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