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October Launch Report & Stats

October 7, 2007

The weather managed to co-operate for both days of the launch. Saturday was the better day for high altitude flights with broken clouds. Sunday was more overcast but with little to no wind for most of the day. Attendance was light, this made for a fairly relaxed launch with pads available most of the time.

Highlights:

Joe Cooney launched 50 rockets. Including every estes motor currently being made.

Jim Jopson Certified Level 2 on Sunday.

Lou Brag spent most of the weekend drilling, hammering and sawing but somehow launched 12 flights.

My own attempt to fly a screeming mimi on an E28 motor (I swear it worked last time) resulting in a short spinng flight followed by the inevitable thud. Examining the rocket after the flight revealed that the red nozzle cap stayed on and may have caused some off center thrust early in the flight.

Despite a late arrival on Saturday Ray Stoner managed 12 flights.

Stats :

130 Total Flights

Mark Howe 12
Lou Bragg 12
Terry Moore-Read 15
Ray Stoner 15
Joe Cooney 50

1/4A 3
1/2A 2
   A 9  
   B 17 
   C 45  
   D 37  
   E 19 
   F 1
   G 1
   H 2
   I 1
   J 2


2 stage flights: 8

Posted by terry at October 7, 2007 8:36 PM

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