Yep, the weather was alright if you didn't consider the wind, however it was a good time.
I will now try to get in a launch report.
I arrived on the field around 10 on Saturday, and decided to do my first midpower with my Initiator on an E16 reload. Got it all loaded, on the pad, 5-4-3-2-1-WOOSH. "Man that was loud! Uh-oh, let me see a chute, oh crud!" *SPOCK*
The chute opened up as soon as it lawn darted, meaning the EC forced the nose into the ground into the impossible mud, gave the body tube a nice fixable crimp, and gave me 5 minutes of shoveling with somebody's fin that I found. Got it back though, the nose needs paint.
On my second midpower flight, I decided to do my G-Force on a G35. This took a lot of prep, aka sanding, to work. I have a humorus pic of this. Anyways, got it out to the pad, loaded it on the rail, 5-4-3-2-1. The thing gave me a little wimpy psssss and the ingniter fell out. Someone gave me a magnelite and I tried again. 5-4-3-2-1- POP. I saw a lot of smoke, and the igniter fell out again, so someone gave me an igniter again. Went out to the pad, I see pieces of motor on the ground. First CATO, first lawndart in the same weekend. The damage isn't too bad, nothing unfixable.
Matt, I'll get the pics of your flight up later today.
It was nice to meet you and your folks at KLOUDBurst 14. You did have some tough luck, but I'd say you're due for some good luck now. I also enjoyed meeting with el chubbo and JasonF for the first time.
Since Saturday was so darned windy, everyone had a lot of time to display and discuss projects. Swimmer, buddy, you still have the some of the slickest rockets on the lot! There weren't very many HPR flights due to the winds. I don't even recall seeing a K motor fly on Sat.
I think there were 4 or 5 level 1 cert attempts despite the winds. For a few of them, it took 3 or 4 hours of hunting to find their projects to gain an allowable cert. BTW, for those of you that were there, an Io an an H180 sims to about 4000', so it's no wonder we never saw it once it passed the sun!
Sunday's winds were so high, I just stayed home. I doubt there were many flights. Anyone care to report?
I hope to see everyone back for a fun fly or especially AIRFest over Labor Day weekend. Perhaps even more TRF'ers will come join us. There will be some new special events this year, so watch here and www.kloudbusters.org for more details.