AeroPac Mudroc photo-essay live (sort of)

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

This site may earn a commission from merchant affiliate links, including eBay, Amazon, and others.

tfish

Well-Known Member
TRF Supporter
Joined
Dec 7, 2009
Messages
3,619
Reaction score
3,067
Screenshot_20240614_052947_Gallery.jpg

20240614_053337.jpg
55768.jpeg
55767.jpeg20240613_161026.jpg

20240614_065408.jpg

20240614_063404.jpg


Left home 930am
Stopped in Reno to pickup Porta potties.
120 miles more to go.
get to the launch site 347 miles 530pm
setup my camp
hook up the equipment trailer a d drop off the big stuff.
unhook..
Getting dark..
Sitting around telling stories and othe funked up stuff.
Busy day
To bed..
Up early for sunrise..
Regular almost ready to fly
SupremE awaits in the rack..

Tony
 

Attachments

  • 20240614_063404.jpg
    20240614_063404.jpg
    2.2 MB · Views: 0
Last edited:
So ...

Which propellant is going to fly in "Regular" ( Wayside White or Kosdon S ) ?

The ratio of Pink -to- Blue Sani-Huts looks more than fair !

Have fun up there, Tony !

-- kjh
 
Tony,

Is that a 66" Aerocon parachute?
No..
Home made flat..no sew
Found some 3/4 oz 78" wide rip stop nylon on ebay...
Windy here now. Just putzing around now.

Got the fin fixed on the school rocket. Flying it on a Quest A3-FJ.
20240614_135924.jpg

Also got Supreme prepped with another CTI by Tony. Changed out the AP400 for AP330..

20240614_142249.jpg

Also downloaded EasyMotor info from other flight.
770 peak psi 1.9 sec 660 ft/sec.

Tony
 
@tfish Sorry for you loss in that last pic, but many thanks for posting this great photo essay - for those of us for whom high desert rocketry remains a dream (for the time being at least) your pictures of both rockets and the location evoke a very strong sense of the magic of an event like this.
 
@tfish Sorry for you loss in that last pic, but many thanks for posting this great photo essay - for those of us for whom high desert rocketry remains a dream (for the time being at least) your pictures of both rockets and the location evoke a very strong sense of the magic of an event like this.
Heading back into the arena...

20240615_114106.jpg

Found water and mud up in the Quinm river
20240615_110012.jpg

Tony
 
Any rockets turn up in the lost and found? Specifically a particular sparkles blue rocket with white fins?
 
Enjoying the thread Tony. Tell the old guard I say howdy to all and will probably make it out at least once this year.
 
Enjoying the thread Tony. Tell the old guard I say howdy to all and will probably make it out at least once this year.
Chet and Malory..just left. They came out for the day..as did William W. The Greens say hi!
20240615_143235.jpg
Balsa school rocket B4-4 to 474 feet..more data for Santa Rosa city.
@DabCat
..speaking of lost rockets..a 3" min Dia was just found. The guy used it for his L3 last year at XPRS..and it became misplaced.
Not the end of the story..
The guy did his L3 this morning with
another carbon fiber min dia rocket..(cert with what you want to!) With perfect flight and recovery this time.
The last year's rocket sat in water and shedded 2 of its 4 fins and part of the Aerotech boat tail rear closure. The water out here is not spring water. There was a rat hotel inside the rocket too.



20240615_151310.jpg


Tony
 
Last edited:
Sunday..
20240616_072824.jpg
Out early looking for a buddies rocket. Going to fast and trying to avoid mud and water.
20240616_081948(0).jpg
Back in time to do an hour of RSO/LCO duty

Some equipment tear down..

20240616_112706.jpg
Then tear down my camp..
Leave plsya 1230ish
110 miles to drop off the Porta potties...on the way home.
20240616_192738.jpg

Home at 730
Tired, sore, muddy, broke, but still smiling. It was a good trip.

The End..

Tony
 
Back
Top