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Donaldsrockets

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I thought I'd post a personal launch report for 6/19 which was a Gulf Coast Tripoli launch and a pretty good one too for the most part.

First up was my new Tres on three Estes C6-5 motors. I lit all three with no problems and it scooted off the pad in a hurry and went maybe 800-1,000 feet up and was recovered without incident after a rather significant walk. Nice starter flight of the day.:cool:

Next up was my PML Matrix on an H123W with a short delay. Very nice flight up to about 1,400 feet with deployment just after apogee. Everything went great until it hit the road on touchdown significantly scratching one fin.:mad:

I finished the day with a nice flight of my G-Force on a G64-4W. I really love this rocket even though I don't fly it that much.:)
 

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This is a pic of Donald Tres

Dan
 

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Here are more pics of the launch. Sorry I dont know the names of all the rockets.

Dan
 

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Thanks for the pic's Dan. Great shot.

As for the other rockets, our President Bill Stanton prepping and launching his upscale Mosquito on a Pro54 K445 4 grain motor. Unfortunately, there was no deployment and the rocket came in ballistic from 3,500+ feet and was never found. Sorry Bill, I feel your pain.:( :( :(

The second pic is of Bob Backiline's Endeavour flown on a Pro38 J330 6 grain motor. The boost was fast, loud and high. The rocket was recovered safely.
 

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Great pics.......

Awesome looking tres donald...
 

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Thanks Jason:)

I was very pleased with it.

Painting it was another matter.:rolleyes:

I'd say I got about 1,000 feet out of it on the C6-5's.:D
 

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Love your Tres. Seems this past weekend saw a lot of them in the air. We had 2 at CMASS with a total of 4 launches :)
 

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Thanks Jim:)

It is an incredible rocket. It clearly got attention when I took it out to the pad and I got a lot of compliments on how good a job I did on it.

When it went up, our club president said quote "that's a motor burner".

The prefect of my club Harold Sasloe has been wanting to get his hands on one especially after he saw mine and it's awesome flight.:)

I can't wait until you release the 4 motor version of this. Got any names for it yet?:D
 

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Originally posted by Donaldsrockets


I can't wait until you release the 4 motor version of this. Got any names for it yet?:D
Oh yea, but ain't tellin' :D
 

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