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jpbell
25th June 2010, 04:28 AM
I even recovered it this time!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rThnHfeBtEM

RangerStl
25th June 2010, 02:21 PM
Very nice how the rocket landed in frame. Excellent flight!

McKailas Dad
25th June 2010, 05:36 PM
Yes, very nice flight! Glad to see you recovered this one. Looks like a great field to launch in! What motor? When I launch, I start with small motors and see where it lands. Then, I make a slight adjustment to the rod (into the wind) and try again. The closer you get to it landing by the launch pad, the larger the motor you can use. I've had them land within 5 feet. :cool:

My 5 year old daughter and I have had well over 200 launches since November 09, and I learn something new nearly every time! Good luck, and have fun! Keep up on posting videos, too!

Jordan_RochellaSpace
25th June 2010, 10:14 PM
Mind if I post this on my space news page?

jpbell
25th June 2010, 10:41 PM
Mind if I post this on my space news page?


Depends, would that be a good thing or a bad thing?

jpbell
25th June 2010, 10:42 PM
Yes, very nice flight! Glad to see you recovered this one. Looks like a great field to launch in! What motor? When I launch, I start with small motors and see where it lands. Then, I make a slight adjustment to the rod (into the wind) and try again. The closer you get to it landing by the launch pad, the larger the motor you can use. I've had them land within 5 feet. :cool:

My 5 year old daughter and I have had well over 200 launches since November 09, and I learn something new nearly every time! Good luck, and have fun! Keep up on posting videos, too!

It was an A8-3, the only one I had prepared, since I had to friction fit it... and the only other type was a c6-5, wasn't sure if I wanted to loose it yet or not. Also, yes it is a very great field... nice because they are bean plants so the rocket is much easier to find after it lands as opposed to tall corn.

Jordan_RochellaSpace
25th June 2010, 11:59 PM
Depends, would that be a good thing or a bad thing?

It would be a very, very GOOD thing indeed. I'm the space news reporter for WUWF radio here in Pensacola, Fl.

jpbell
26th June 2010, 03:54 AM
It would be a very, very GOOD thing indeed. I'm the space news reporter for WUWF radio here in Pensacola, Fl.

That would be fine then, not sure what this has to do with for the news in FL. but okay.

McKailas Dad
26th June 2010, 04:37 AM
not sure what this has to do with for the news in FL.

I was kind of wondering the same thing, but I think I would take it as an honor! I can't say I've been approached by a space reporter for any of my video postings :( Congratulations...:cheers:

(I'll bet it makes you feel alittle better about losing that Amazon, things are looking up already! Keep it up!)

Jordan_RochellaSpace
26th June 2010, 04:47 AM
That would be fine then, not sure what this has to do with for the news in FL. but okay.

It has everything to do with the fact that yours truly is also a hobby rocketeer, an amature astronomer and a science fiction fan and since I have the means to promote hobby rocketry in my community, i'm going to take it. If one kid or adult here sees these videos and goes "Hey - this is pretty neat, I want to try that!" then I consider that a good thing.

jpbell
26th June 2010, 08:03 AM
I was kind of wondering the same thing, but I think I would take it as an honor! I can't say I've been approached by a space reporter for any of my video postings :( Congratulations...:cheers:

(I'll bet it makes you feel alittle better about losing that Amazon, things are looking up already! Keep it up!)

Yeah I agree, and it does make me feel better :D

jpbell
26th June 2010, 08:04 AM
It has everything to do with the fact that yours truly is also a hobby rocketeer, an amature astronomer and a science fiction fan and since I have the means to promote hobby rocketry in my community, i'm going to take it. If one kid or adult here sees these videos and goes "Hey - this is pretty neat, I want to try that!" then I consider that a good thing.


Aright, go for it then...I just wanted to make sure all your ducks... or mine where in a line before I gave permission :D

Jordan_RochellaSpace
26th June 2010, 09:32 AM
I should tell you about one of the unwritten commandments of reporting: "Thou shalt not steal thy fellow reporter's story - unless you're absolutly sure you can get away with it."

Hence, the term "The Scoop".

Also, *ahems* http://rochellaspace.livejournal.com/14688.html

My article on hobby rocketry.

(Please be gentle with your criticisms....)