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Marty Weiser April launch report

April 14, 2013

I was very apprehensive about the weather, but it turned out great. I got in a total of 7 flights today.
Started with a CiCi glider that did some nice loops and then settled into nice glide as they almost always do. Next up were 3 flights for a family and friend that had not brought their rockets due to a lack of motors. The youngest, Samantha flew Mosquito-D on a D12-7 to a simulated altitude of just under 1900 ft. Next up was the oldest, Travis, in a Fatboy in a C6-3. Finally, on the next rack, was Matthew with an Alpha clone on a C6-7. Seeing the kids eyes light up when I took the rockets over for them to select was probably the highlight of my day. I think they will be back. I flew Mama Raccoon on an I154J, but the chute hung up in the nose cone so she landed hard. Broke her neck and tail, but she heals well and will be back. Satori II flew on an H112J and drifted off the NW behind the trees. Thanks to Alan Roberts for walking out with me to find it in a clearing on the other side of the trees just before the creek. As it cleared I decided to fly Mosquito-D on an E9-8. Great flight up, but as is typical we lost sight on the way down. Bob walked out with me and we found it and the spit motor case from the previous flight 100 yards or so from the pads. The simulated altitude was nearly 3000 ft. for this 1.21" diameter, 6" tall rocket. I'll have to try an F21 to see if it can survive mach and 3700 ft. next month.

Posted by bobble at April 14, 2013 6:28 PM

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