Man, what a great day to fly rockets. I arrived at the field shortly after noon and the weather was still gloomy. But there was no wind. Later in the afternoon the skies cleared up. And Still there was no wind. Because of the humidity, I did not get as many good pictures of the launch that I typically do. Also, my Digital Video Camera called it quits. The switch broke, and the camera did not track right so the video that was shot was corrupted.
During this launch, there was a lot of motor catos. Saw what I think was a D12-5 cato, a quest motor detonated after clearing the launch rod, saw two different flyers suffer from F25 catos, and I saw an G80 blow the side off a HV Arcas.
Flis Tri-Glide - B6-4 I named the gliders so I can tell them apart. Bill, Doug, and Jim. Apparently Bill shot down Doug and Jim because those gliders red barroned in and Bill had a great flight.
Quest Zenith II B6-0/A8-5 This rocket was finished a while ago, but never got a chance to fly it. I like how much tube coupler they give you to connect the stages together. When I built the rocket, I made sure that the thumb tab on the sustainers motor hook would not interfere with the motor tube of the booster. I ended up trimming the thumb tabs off the hook. The flight was perfect.
Quest X-15 B6-4 - Before my flight, I saw another Quest X-16 flight attempt. The builder did not glue its wings on right, and the rocket was unstable. I was hoping my X-15 would not be unstable but it was. This rocket needs nose weight.
Flis Praetor II B6-0/B6-4 The second flight attempt of my Praetor II. I tried flying this at the Flis Anneversary launch, but it did not stage. This time it staged, and had a perfect flight.
Aerotech Sumo G75-6J This was an old G75-10J. So old it had the original nozzle design with the steep combustion chamber and classic delay design. I had some old -6 delays that I have replaced with RMS+ modules so I used one of those to get the 6 second delay. Perfect flight of my favorite motor to use in my Sumo.
Shorten Hotel Express CTI F36-4SS I lost the raffle for the free 1G Pro29 load, however I got to participate in the flight. The winner did not have a rocket to fly it in, so he came up to me and asked if I had a rocket that it would fly in. When I found out what motor it was, I felt that my Hotel Express was to heavy for a glorified E motor, so I took the top off the Hotel Express, and borrowed a 3 nosecone from the guy next to mes Big Daddy. I chose a 4 second delay, and handed the rocket over to the winner. It was a picture perfect flight.
Hotel Express KBA G82-10W After I got my Hotel Express back, I put the upper section back on and got it ready for its next flight. I flew it with a KBA G82-10W. This white lightning motor uses the Kosdon 29/150 motor. Ignition was quick and boosted the hotel express out of sight. Unfortunately I only got one picture and that was the igniter fire licking the blast deflector.
EZI-65 KBA H225-10R Another KBA load, this time using the Kosdon 29/250 motor. Great high flight in my EZI-65 with deployment right at the top
Estes DER RED MAX D13-7W Want to have some fun? Try flying your DER RED MAX with a D13-7W motor. Be warned though, only do it on a calm day. Good thing this was a calm day. Awesome loud and fast flight.
Aerotech Astrobee D G64-4W After an issue of a copperhead shorting itself an inch below the nozzle, I reattached the leads to the copperhead and the second time was a charm. The Astrobee shot straight and true with the awesome fire, smoke, and sound that the G64 offers.
Flis Paylord 3x C6-5 Another rocket that I had loaded and didnt fly at the Flis Anniversary launch. Took advantage of the calm winds to launch this rocket with three C6-5 motors. Perfect flight
Pictures located here: https://www.gardei.com/Oct42009/