Weather: sunny, mid 60's, wind started at 15+ but started calming after 1PM
Total flights: Today - 5; YTD - 70
Total motors: Today - 9; YTD - 85
Motors by class YTD: MMX-2; A-7; B-4; C-24; D-6; E-11; F-20; G-8; H-3
Water rocket flights (not included in the totals above): 6
It was very windy when I got to the field and I was a bit bummed. After spending an hour and a half trying, unsuccessfully, to recover Bat-mite's rocket from the trees, the wind started to calm. It was in a favorable direction so I had a couple of long walks. I had less little shooting an arrow over his rocket. It was higher and deeper in the tree than my prior success. On the final shot, I think I might have had it. Unfortunately, I ran out of fishing line. Rats! I hadn't considered that possibility. I'll have to figure out how to get some more onto the reel.
- Not-a-MIRV on three C11-3s - The flight was a bit low for three C11s but it was nice anyway. The induction tubes were a bit sooty but weren't damaged.
- DG&A Lazarus on an H550-10 - Very fast and high. And a long walk. But no trees were involved.
- Public Enemy Ultra Fatboy on a G185-6 - Another fast flight. It ejected very late and the 'chute tangled. The nose stuck deep into the moist sod and one fin was buried. No damage.
- Estes MIRV sustainers on three A10-3s - Since I lost the booster to the beans, I decided to fly the three sustainers off a single standard LPR rod. The top two flew off nicely but the first CATOed, probably due to an off-label ignition method.
- Estes Cluster Bomb on an F44-8 - I built this to fly on E and F motors but, for over ten years, it had only flown on C's and D's. Well, it flew great on an F44!