Launch report feb 14 09

Fred22

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Well I put up four rockets today. The candian arrow,semroc defender,zooch soyuz and red river stratos. I got out late and it was cloudy so I had to use a over 100 ISO which is easy to tell :) First up was the arrow on a D12-5 :)

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The zooch soyuz was next. It went up rock steady but I guess I did not secure the shock cord well enough to the shock cord and it came down in two pieces. No real damage so no big deal :)

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I sent up the defender next. The flame with three engines is mighty impressive. Must have packed the chutes too tight as it lawn darted but It made a great humming noise coming down :) I will buy another :)

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The red river stratos was next. I used some excelsior decals to candianify it and I really liked the cold war fighter look I got :)

stratos ignition closeup.jpg

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Some more stratos pictures. It was a dark cold day but man this was first daytime launch since last summer so I had to go :) The high ISO accounts for the grain or noise whatever but still the it was fun sending them up and taking pictures :) I found it a little strage there was still a small flame at the end of the rocket when it ejected :)
Cheers
fred

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Very nice Fred!

The Soyuz and Stratos look very nice in flight!

It's a shame about the Defender. Was it a total loss? or can it be rebuilt?
 

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Great pics as always Fred, the Soyuz looks awesome against the overcast sky!
 

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Very nice Fred!

The Soyuz and Stratos look very nice in flight!

It's a shame about the Defender. Was it a total loss? or can it be rebuilt?

The upper half is a writeoff but the lower half is good. I am hopng I can just replace that bit :)
Thanks
fred
 

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They all look nice. I kinda like the snow too. I've heard of that stuff.
 
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