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Handeman

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Tripoli Central Virginia is hosting a Tripoli launch this January at their Battle Park launch site. Saturday, Jan 9th will be a commercial motor launch while Sunday, Jan 10th will be a research launch.

Check the BattlePark website for details.

http://battlepark.org
 

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Looks like it is getting moved to the following (Jan 16-17) weekend...
 

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Too dang cold to be flying rockets!
 

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The rescheduled launch, Sat. 16th for Commercial and Sun 17th for Research looks like great weather for Saturday.

Saturday Forecast :D :cheers: :D :eyepop:
49º
Winds of 2 mph with Gusts to 3 mph!
Cloud base most of the day +12,000 feet.

Sunday Forecast :y: :eek: :confused: :( :mad:
Rain
41º
Winds 16 mph with Gusts to 38mph
Cloud base 200 - 500 feet.

Guess we'll all have to fly twice as much on Saturday!

With the low winds and large site, I think tickling the 15,000 foot wavier sound like the thing to do!

Saturday sounds like the perfect day to fly 'em FAST and fly 'em HIGH!
 

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Due to a forecast of Rain and wind. The Research launch on Sunday, January 17th is canceled
 

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How was Saturday?
Weather men LIE! They lie like dogs! Sorry for the slight on the dogs.

The Aviation forecast was 1 mph. The Accuweather was 2mph with gusts to 3mph.

My El Juan when to 3,675 with a dual deploy, main at 400 ft. It landed a half mile away! :y:

The top inch of the clay thawed out and turned to mud. It was like grease on the frozen ground below. Very fun skating around. Watched a brand new red Camero drift backwards and sideways as it tried to move forward.

All and all, it was a pretty good day! I got one rocket into orbit! I put a F24W in an Estes Stormcaster. Never heard a deployment charge or saw a chute. Never saw anything again, so it must have made orbit, right?

Got 2,846 ft from my Callisto on an H180W.

A level 2 cert was flow off the trailer launcher.

A lot of TARC flights,

and generally, a good time was had by all.

It was a rocket launch, of course everyone had a good time! :D
 
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