Kate flight at Red Glare XVII

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  1. Apr 17, 2015 #1

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    There were six “Kate” flights at Red Glare XVII last weekend. One really exceptional flight was by Scott Szympruch. Scott flew his 6” Intimidator named Bellatrix to 10,265 feet on a 98mm, 11000NS, N2250 research motor. This was the highest Kate flight at Red Glare and it was an absolutely perfect flight from beginning to end. The data generated by the TelemetryPro System (aka “Kate”) as well as a YouTube video of the flight are available at the links below:

    Kate Audio file
    Google Earth Trajectory file
    Flight Data Summary and Plots
    Spreadsheet of Raw Data





    ScottSzympruch_N2250_BellaTrix_RedGlare17_150412_GoogleEarthImage.jpg ScottSzympruch_N2250_BellaTrix_RedGlare17_150412_PlotImage.jpg

     
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    :y: I wish I could afford that! That's awesome!
     
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    What is the price, pray tell?
     
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    whistling gopher n. [wis-ling goh-fer]: a bi-pedal mammal that, when encountering something really, really cool and desirable first makes a sound like "Whatsit gopher?", and then, upon hearing the price, elicits a long whistle of amazement.
     
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    About $2400.
     
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    Vern, that's a pretty awesome setup you guys have. I'm envious. Someday (likely many years from now), I will have one.
     
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    I really, really want one. Hard to hide a purchase of that magnitude from my wife, though.
     
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    Yeah, the price is rather embarrassingly high but it is driven by the high cost of the parts and the labor to get it built in low volume. One way to bring the price down is to share the receiver. A club or small group of individuals could easily share one receiver.
     
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    I think it is an awesome piece of kit. Excellent work.
     
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    Does it come with a little knome to cut your rocket out of a tree when it lands there????



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    You guys don't get it. Buying this thing has only one purpose (other than to elicit murderous envy from fellow fliers), it absolutely guarantees that your rocket will land within 20' of your tent every time.
     
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    Well, based on the one at Red Glare that reached 700' of altitude and went more than 2 miles downrange under thrust...not necessarily...
     
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    "impact at 220 feet per second" (or words to that effect)
     
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    "Anomaly detected..............Brace for impact, collision immanent"

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    I told Vern that he needed Kate to have (1) a sexy French accent, and (2) the ability to scream "AAAAAAAHHHHHH WE'RE GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!!!!" at appropriate moments.
     
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    hahahahahahahah

    Man was dat a good one....

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    Really cool! Out of my price range, but very, very cool.


    Later!

    --Coop
     
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    I would hope for an alternate Douglas Rain/HAL voice.
    "Dave, this is highly irregular"
     
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    As long as it doesn't start singing Bicycle Built for Two.
     
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    My girlfriend's son asked: "That's not good, is it?"

    My son: "Well... it's good the computer is still talking, I guess..."



    Later!

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    Ummmm, If somebody is going to spend the time, effort and money on a really high-flying beast that Kate has ridden along on before, the price of the Multitronix is a good investment when compared to the overall cost in materials, motor etc. for such a project. A real luxury for other types of flights but people can take solace in the fact that the information Kate espouses is readily available in an affordable manner to many more fliers............ They just can't have it in real time and have to download it later.

    Streaming GPS data is affordable now to many more people than it was 7 years ago. Kurt
     
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    Was Kate's last word, "Ouch!"? :)
     
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    More like "Oooh, that's gonna leave a mark!"
     
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    Meh, the Multitronix is amateur hour on cost...


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    Kate " ooooooh...... F........ rench Fries"
     
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    "Danger, Will Robinson!" followed by Vern shouting "Quiet, you ninny!" would definitely get people's attention. :grin:
     

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