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M&MinM4M launch report Marty day 2

May 12, 2008

The traditional offering of doughnuts to the rocket gods managed to hold off the rain and allow recovering off all rockets with at most minimal damage. However, it could not stop the wind – 10 to 15 mph all day.
I showed up at 9:20 and Greg Ashworth was just getting ready to hit the road – big trailer, light truck, strong winds – allow extra time going back to Seattle. I spent the next couple of hours hanging out with Ray and Kris in the upgrade as Bob, Lou and Katie, and finally Joe pulled in. We put up a total of 9 flights to go with the 80+ Mark told me were flown on Sat. Joe flew the highest average impulse day of his life (2 G80s) and possibly a record low number of flights. Bob may have flown his lowest average impulse day (a B and a C), but managed to get proper dual deployment of a streamer and a chute on the B flight. Lou and Katie took honors with the most flights (3) and most impulse (a C and two Is) – the C was a rung on the alphabet ladder. I managed to tick off the E and F rungs of the alphabet ladder in mosquitoes – the E weather cocked a great deal and I spent well over an hour looking upwind rather than downwind where it landed. It was good to get out and fly a few rockets with friends in spite of the wind. Marty

Posted by bobble at May 12, 2008 7:24 AM


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