Saturday, April 21, 2018

Launch Report 2018-1 @ NARHAMS

Location: Mt. Airy
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:
  1. 2nd Half on a QC6-3
  2. Mini Patriot on an A10-3
  3. Little Joe I on a 1/2A3-2
  4. Stink Bomb on a C6-5 -  Tube launched.
  5. V104 on a B6-4
  6. Estes White Crayon on a C6-5
  7. Art Applewhite 7.5" USAF Saucer on an F15-0
  8. Art Applewhite Ring of Fire on 2x D12 - This flight was great and was a real crowd pleaser. Very fast with a loud whir!
  9. 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].

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