Weather: crystal clear, low 70's, wind 5-10mph
Total flights: Today - 7; YTD - 97
Total motors: Today - 12; YTD - 130
Another wonderful day, made better by the attendance of my wife, son, daughter in law and pooch. Thanks for the company and recovery help! There was a large crowd of scouts which made for full racks. I still did a good amount of flying.
- Too Rolling (Red)Stoned on an H165-5 - Prep went well and I only endured a minor amount of harassment at the RSO table. I hit one problem - both rail buttons pulled out of their mounts after it was erected on the rail! I obviously didn't account for the forces created by such a long rocket. But I have a whole bag of spare hardware so I managed to re-install them. The flight was great with a red-flamed boost to about 400ft (my guess). It backslid and ejection was with the nose cone still up. Both 'chutes came out on cue and provided a gentile landing. However, while a big 'chute provides a soft landing, it can also drag your rocket. Let me just say that foam fins don't like being drug through a plowed field! I have some rework to do before flight #2. All in all, a great flight! I have a bunch of shots in the slideshow below and Peter A. will be posting a video!
- Whirlygig-24 on an F24-P - A nice twisty flight. The crowd loves this rocket.
- Hat of Death on an E9-P - Ditto!
- Gone Batty of 4 x D12-5 -Despite using Quest Q2G2 igniters, they insisted I use the Cluster Buck. This relay system provides something like 100A. Overkill maybe, but it worked. Great flight! Much better with the 'strap on' boosters.
- Madcow Jayhawk on an G64-7 - Really high flight and long walk. Luckily my son and daughter in law did said walking!
- Stink Bomb on an EC6-3 - Nice tube-launched flight.
- Phinagain Cruise Missile on a C11-7 + 2x C11-P - Very nice boost and recovery. I ignited the 3 motors with Quest Q2G2's, again blasted with the Cluster Buck.
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