BUTTERCUP flies again.

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  1. Oct 20, 2019 #1

    John Taylor

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    2nd flight yesterday on wife's Star Orbiter. Flies great but really high on a F44-8. Last month flew it on a F21 (55NS) drifted over a mile and past a barbed wire fence. Recovered. Yesterday on a F44, (43 NS) went extremely high and drifted less than a mile but had to cross two creeks and a different barbed wire fence, recovered.
    Next time, even smaller chute, and a Estes D12? Boring!
     
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    Chute release? Would it even fit?
     
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    It will, just takes a bit of practice to pack both a chute and JLCR into it. I use on in my Estes BT60 size Nike Smoke all the time (F35s to 2050') [emoji3]
     
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    Really? when I tried it did not seem to fit. I will check it out again!
    Thanks!
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    Ok with a smaller chute I believe I can use it in my Star Orbiter. It seems to fit AOK. I will try it next launch. After that, bigger motors?
     
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    Thank you very much! It looks like this will save this old man a lot of walking. Thanks!!
     
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    Chute Release fits in a Star Orbiter just fine. I almost always use a CR when I fly mine, even though I generally just use Estes F15-8s in it.
     
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    Thank you!
     

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