Anyone headed out to Bama Blastoff?

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    16k waiver and thousands of acres of recovery and not a bad road trip from Florida....
     
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    I'd love to go but its like 5 hours for me and I don't really want to do that. Going to GRITS in November (whether my boss says i can or not lol) to get my L2
     
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    When and where specifically?
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Pretty stoked, just heard about it on the rocketry show podcast
     
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    I'm a slacker, so I won't drive the 38 hours to get there. :p The ad was awesome, though.
     
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    Yeah that’s too much, same reason I haven been to any of the big launches out west, like BALLS and such... one of these days though
     
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    Easy drive for me, so it's a "can't miss" event. Waivers and recovery area like this are very rare in the Eastern half of the country. I think it's worth the drive from almost anywhere in this half of the country. Going to attempt my L2 at the launch. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Good luck, I’ll see you out there, pre registered and hotel booked all I need to do is load up the van and hit I-10
     
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    Kicking around the idea of sending up one of my pro series II kits for a level 1 cert, since I’ll be out at a big launch... debating whether I’ll do that or see if I can get this madcow patriot together by then
     
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    If exams are light that week and car is good, I’ll go. Got a SAAB RB-05A I can send up on an AT H130W. Working on a 24mm MD HPR supersonic airfoil project with a CTI G-145. Got some Estes and MPR motors to burn too. So count me down as a maybe. It’s about a five hour drive each way.
     
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    I would have made the drive from CA. But due to the time of year I can't. I would end up stopping at the Mach 1 shop and spending all my Christmas money. Everyone should nag Steve into bringing a trailer full of kits and meeting us at BALLS next year...
     
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    I used a Madcow Patriot for my L1. Had to add a lot of nose weight to get it to fly straight and it still sorta fish-tailed off the rail. Use a 5-6ft chute for it not Madcow’s stupid idea of a 3ft chute
     
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    I liked the h97 for this exact scenario. Tape over the clamshell if you're using the plastic jobbers ( Prowler, Mammoth, etc. ).
     
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    Those scale missiles generally require a lot of noseweight. Make sure you openrocket or rocksim the heck out of it if going with patriot. And there’s a pound of counterweight in my Wildman RB-05A because it had such poor stability without counterweight. OR had negative values when I first entered that kit. It flies wonderfully stable no fishtail and fine with counterweight.
     
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    I also have a slightly upscale Commanche 3 I’ll be sending up on all D motors
     
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    Just in case anyone missed it!!! Hope to see everybody there!

     
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    Just talked a friend who has been out of rocketry for decades to get back into the hobby. He's going to do his level 1 attempt at Bama Blastoff. This is the first BAR I've recruited back into the hobby--nice feeling.

    Anyone know of any big motor flights coming in for this event?
     
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    They've posted flights on Facebook. There should be a handful of L& M flights both days.
     
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    Hoping to be some big flights, for me looking at my October schedule I don’t think I’ll have my patriot ready in time, so I’m going to bring my pro series II rockets and cram the biggest motors I can find in there and see how well I built them
     

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