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Dave Glass launch report

November 2, 2014

Well yes, it did start out drizzly. I was the first one at the site and wondered if I'd missed the cancellation memo! However, it did let up quite a bit and several flights were put up.
Mine included a mini "ladder", starting out with a first flight (for me and the day) of a 1/4 scale AIM-4 Falcon named "Junior Jr." The D12-5 seemed like a perfect motor; I was pleased. Next up was "Mad Maxine" on an E20-4; first time for that motor and what a difference from the previous E15 flights! Following that was "Junior", a 1/3 scale Falcon, on an F25-4. Arced over a bit resulting in only a 900' flight but performed OK anyway. The rain picked up after that and I resigned myself to saving the HP flights for next season, but it slacked off again and I was able to put up my latest oddroc, a flying Coke bottle named "Things go better with AP". Despite a wisely-called heads-up it was a textbook flight on an H128; two separate chutes brought the bottle and booster back about 50' apart. The rain then began once more and I called it good; however it was getting nice again as we were packing up about 2:30. A much better day than I thought we'd have as I was loading the truck in the morning downpour. Thanks Joe for setting things up (need a little more work on your weather mojo, but we'll let it slide this time).

Posted by bobble at November 2, 2014 7:25 AM


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