15th January 2012, 11:30 PM
Another mornining of flying
For the time being I have a spot to launch rockets, it is only 70 miles from were I live but I don't have to join a club and I can use my own launcher.....I don't like the multi launcher device at my club launch. It was a nice calm morning with high clouds min. winds. The first rocket was the newer Estes Interceptor built per the plans. The first flight the parachute did not deploy, static electricity and no baby powder, my fault. The rocket hit pretty hard and there was no damage. You cannot tell me these rockets have to be built with Epoxy, this was built with Elmers white Glue. She flew great on a C6-5 engine. The second rocket I flew was the newer Alien Invader on a C6-5 and she flew great. The next rocket I flew was the Phoenix Bird on a C6-5 and she also flew great. I flew the Super Alpha on C6-5, I guess I need to buy more C6-5 engines. The last 3 rockets were a little on the heavy side since i used primer only to fill the balsa and they still flew great. The last rocket was an older Estes Yellow Jacket flown with B6-4. Before the land is sold, I hope to fly all my rockets, no hanger queens here.
15th January 2012, 11:31 PM
15th January 2012, 11:32 PM
16th January 2012, 12:37 AM
You Lucky Dog! I was hoping to fly today, but the wind and heavy snow showers forced me to stay inside and work on other stuff. Enjoyed the pictures.
16th January 2012, 09:52 PM
Great pictures! I must not live right or something, I can never get mine to come back down near enough for me to ever get a recovery shot like those!
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16th January 2012, 10:06 PM
They look like nice, soft landings. Just as well, they're good look'in rockets. I like the parachute shots and the Centuri Power Pad. It looks brand new. Very nice.
How old is that Ray-O-Vac?
Last edited by foamy; 16th January 2012 at 10:17 PM.