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Joe Cooney launch report

April 18, 2010

Well the April Launch is in the books and the SPARC Flying Season is under way. Thanks goes out to Jeff Halstead for doing a superb job of getting us started.
The weather started out wet but Jim Jopson’s coffee was plenty strong enough to make the rain go away. Set up started around 0900 and I got things going with Orange Tango Jam (AeroTech Sumo), on an H165R. Great boost strong ejection nice landing minus a motor casing. All in all I got 13 flights in, 2(H's), 2(G's), 1(F), 4(E Cluster's), 2(E's) and 2(C's) for approximately 1120ns. I also had four guest flights on two of my birdie rockets. The 13mm Biride was fairly stable and produced good flights, the 18mm was more show than go. I also suffered an E9-8 Cato in my 4 motor cluster, LOC Starburst named Shakedown Street . Although the rocket did clear the pad and the chute deployed for a smokey landing. I flew enough rockets to find my missing case late in the day, unfortunately I lost another case, this time my LOC Aura spit its case on a G64-10. That case is still out there in the field somewhere, falling from about 4000 feet. I guess I will resume the search in May. I hope to see you all for the Mother's Day Launch coming soon to a wheat field near you. Joe

Posted by bobble at April 18, 2010 8:10 AM

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