Saturday, May 28, 2016

Launch Report 2016-3 - NARHAMS

Location: NARHAMS/Mt Airy
Weather: Mid 80's, sunny, wind ~5-7
Total flights: Today - 10; YTD - 32
Total motors: Today - 10; YTD - 32
Motors by class YTD: MMX-1, A-3, B-2, C-13, D-3, E-5, F-3, G-2


Excellent day! The only negative was the waist deep grass adjacent to the main field. Several went in, all came out. At least mine did.



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My Flights:
  1. Estes Der V3 on a D12-5 - Old rocket - still flies great. Chute Release @200'.
  2. SpaceShipSQRT(-1) on a C11-3
  3. Zoomie P51D on a C11-3 - This got the most comments of all my rockets today.
  4. Big Dipper Daddy on an E12-6 - Chute Release @300'.
  5. Shrox Industria SHX-15 on a C11-3 - Swooped around on the way up, as always.
  6. X-20 Dyna-Soar Carrier on a C11-3 - See comment below. 
  7. MLAS-S on an F15-6 - Great flight, Chute Release @300'.
  8. Odd'l Wedgie on a C6-3 - As experience and the designer dictates, I used an Ested C6 v. the Quest variety. Corkscrewed badly probably due to me not seating the motor mount correctly. A kid really loved it so I gave it away.
  9. Estes Mini Marz Lander on an A10-3 
  10. Half ASStron on a C6-3 - Aparently, this is now flying at every NARHAMS launch.
The X-20 Dyna-Soar Carrier is a shortened version on The Days of Future Passed.  That rocket always looked too long to me so I modified the Rsim file. To my delight, I found it was stable. I'm not exactly sure why I stretched it. I did like the harness that brought the DinoSoar section down parallel to the ground but too long is too long. So, so long upper body tube. I will save it just in case I change my mind. I also retrofitted 1/4" lugs as the sims showed is needed a 4" rod to fly on C11s or D12s.

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