Weather: 60's, sunny, wind quite variable
Total flights: Today - 9; YTD - 9
Total motors: Today - 11; YTD - 11
Motors by class YTD: A-2, B-1, C-3, D-2, E-2, F-1
It was a great day for flying and I was happy to get out after a long winter break. Luckily, I had some low-power rockets on tap as a photographer set up between us and the soccer games. This made the launch manager even more cautious and we were limited to 'D' and under until about a half hour before the launch ended. I managed to sneak in three saucer flights, including two on my new Ring of Fire (with a hat tip to Art Applewhite).
My flight lineup:
- 2nd Half on a QC6-3
- Mini Patriot on an A10-3
- Little Joe I on a 1/2A3-2
- Stink Bomb on a C6-5 - Tube launched.
- V104 on a B6-4
- Estes White Crayon on a C6-5
- Art Applewhite 7.5" USAF Saucer on an F15-0
- Art Applewhite Ring of Fire on 2x D12 - This flight was great and was a real crowd pleaser. Very fast with a loud whir!
- Art Applewhite Ring of Fire on 2x E12 - I had to try it again on a pair of E's. It was even faster with a longer burn. And a LOUDER whir! The motors were discolored near the nozzle end, which is not uncommon for spinny rockets. However, they didn't seem to be close to a burn though.
See all my photos [here].