Took an M650 to over 18k feet in March at the rocket pasture, great place to fly...Thanks for the input. I have an official "hall pass" from my wife to go have some fun. She cannot do the Kansas heat so she is opting out. The main thing I want to do are long burn motors. I have always wanted to try an M650 or K375. I also truly have always wanted to see the wide open countryside. I hope I can get to see some stars without any light pollution. Trip is more about launching. I would like to sign up for RSO duty. Lastly, my only concern is my back. I hope I can fetch my rockets!
Say, can one see the milkyway at night out there?
I'm sure they planted genetically modified, non-sticky milo just for usI hope that the milo isn't the same variety that was in the field north of the road several years ago. That stuff that left a sticky mess on everything that came in contact with it. Having waded through milo fields looking for rockets, I can say that I'd rather be enjoying the launch rather than spending hours looking for a rocket in the hot sun.
Glynn,I hope that the milo isn't the same variety that was in the field north of the road several years ago. That stuff that left a sticky mess on everything that came in contact with it. Having waded through milo fields looking for rockets, I can say that I'd rather be enjoying the launch rather than spending hours looking for a rocket in the hot sun.
That stuff was pure evil. I could hear my altimeter beeping, but couldn't find the rocket until I tripped on the shock cord. That was after the tracker got me to within earshot. No hope what so ever without a tracker.Glynn,
Your plant husbandry lesson for today ...
That tall stuff a few years ago was sudangrass which is used for silage. It's akin to milo (sort of) but there is no grain, just stalks used to feed livestock. The reason for the stickiness was due to infestation of Sugar Cane Aphids. Milo (grain sorghum) also gets the aphids, but it is more worthwhile (generally) to spray the crop for them. Also, milo is usually not nearly as tall as that sudangrass.
Aren't you glad you asked. ;-)
Nevertheless, bring your trackers and ID yourself on your rockets.
Chris - Thanks for that update. Those folks had assured me that they had contacted everyone with a reservation. I'm not at all impressed with the Cobblestone Inn management. As an aside, I'll continue to recommend the Wellington Baymont/Travelodge - those folks know how to manage a hotel and have kept their prices more reasonable.As a heads up to other folks that had reservations at the Anthony Cobblestone Inn. I called to cancel my reservation yesterday as I can't come this year, stupid real job, and was told that the Anthony location has been closed since they had a pipe burst in February. I would not have know until I showed up, so if you made your reservation last year as I did, you may want to call about an alternative.