Beautiful day to launch rockets. When I loaded the car in the morning, the temp was close to freezing. it warmed up to about 54 degrees =) There was hardly any wind too.
Quest X-15 - with an Estes C6-5. Previously launch I had added nose weight to solve the stability issue this kit likes to have. A C6-5 provided a nice straight flight, gained a respectable altitude within my eyesight, and I loved how the motor produced a nice trail of tracking smoke
Renegade - Second flight of this modified two stager. Last time the sustainer did not stage, so the lawn dart jammed the nosecone into the tube. I replaced the top of the tube, did some adjustments to the booster. Because the weather is so good, I decided to fully load the Renegade. D12-0 and two A10-3T's in the booster, and a C6-7 in the top. Great ignition and boost. Staging occurred and I was able to keep the rocket within my sights the entire flight. I was almost able to catch the sustainer. I will post a video shortly.
Outlander - I modified this rocket to use 24mm motors. I seen to many of them hit the deck on the recommended motors. I decided to use an Aerotech D15-4T for its first flight. It deployed the chute 4 seconds after it hit the deck. https://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?t=7153
Marauder - This is the first launch of my 250% upscale of my first model rocket ever, and Estes Marauder. I chose to use a G64-7W for its first flight. Perfect straight boost and the parachute deployed just after apogee. I loved how this rocket flew.
Ladyrobin 2.0 - Second flight of this rocket, flew it on an AMW/CTI I540-9 white motor. Great boost to about 2000 feet. Dual deployment was perfect and landed about 500 feet from the launchpad.
Avalear - My last daylight launch was this Fliskits rocket with a C6-5. Nice flight but I lost sight where it landed. Someone walking their dog found it. It had a cracked wing and one of the fins lost about 2/3's of its tip.
This is the first night launch I participated with the club. It was cold, but fun. I taped two glowsticks to my EZ2C and attempted to launch it with two B6-4's. Only one of the motors ignited and the rocket hit the road. Fincan was damaged and fell off.
I also launched my Semroc Mars Lander with my last D13-4W. Took some creative thinking to figure out how to attach a glowstick to the rocket without ruining it or making it unstable. I took the transition from my Flis Praetor and hollowed out the top so a glow stick would fit in it. Then I tapped it in place. Perfect. I put it on the pad, and it shot into the sky. I think it was louder than the G35 UFO that launched before it. Bob wanted to know what the heck that was, and bill said it was only a D
. It was very visible after burnout, during the recovery phase, and after it landed on the ground. Perfect flight
Two observations about night launches. Black Powder Catos look so cool at night. Looks like fireworks. And there was quite a few catos that night. must be the cold. And at night, you see how sparky black powder motors really are, all the way up to ejection.
Due to accidentally bumping something on my camera, most of my pictures came out overexposed, so I only got a few pics from the start of the launch