LDRS 38

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  1. Sep 3, 2019 #361

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    To echo others, LDRS 38 was absolutely wonderful! I genuinely appreciate the entire experience of a launch on The Rocket Pasture. I was thinking on the way home, I love everything about a launch in Kansas....and it's about so much more than just launching rockets. Though hundreds (thousands?) of rockets were launched, those that have attended Kloudbuster launches for years keep coming back...and usually with less rockets; simply because it may be the rockets that bring us together, but its the camaraderie and good times that keeps us coming back. The whole environment is what makes the Kloudbuster launches stand out, and LDRS was of course no exception. In fact the 'Krew upped their game yet again to make this year's LDRS one for the books. Simply put: well planned and executed! Well done, Ladies and Gentlemen!!!:D

    To those that remember Bob saying "Never Again" after LDRS 27, thank you for reconsidering. It's always an absolute thrill and pleasure to visit the Rocket Pasture. The Kloudbusters are a first class group that set the standard for safe, efficient, exciting and just plain FUN rocket launches! Thanks for hosting LDRS 38; it was PHENOMENAL!!!!
     
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    Hey Cory, glad the stars aligned and we got to camp together. Thanks for posting up the white board, saves me writing a launch report that could turn into a blog that no one would want to read.

    We just sat down a bit ago and caught up on the forum, lots of great comments about this launch, and I agree with most of them, but top of the list is what a phenomenal job the Kloudbusters did throughout the entire week we were there.

    Special thanks to the Huston gang (especially Ray) for all the food and booze you shared with us. It would be worth the trip for that Nut brown ale, but the shrimp boil (hot) saved my life after spending the day out at the 80's pads and recovering the O3400 on Sunday. Shout out to Chris, lending me the ham HD and making me use it might lead to another expensive hobby.

    So many great memories and experiences:
    Building the LOKI M1378 with Scott supervising.
    Flaking out the cargo chutes with the Kaboom Krewe
    LCO duty with Terry, Sharon and Joe
    Hiking through the herd of cattle with Sharon and Joe to recover my Mongoose 75 over two miles away.
    Watching all our research loads burn so well, and the comments others made about them.
    Preston Nobles sparky flight we watched from the away cell RSO tent.
    The long conversation with Teddy about our similar views on recovery.
    Cory's N2220 Dark Matter flight, and how jealous I was.
    Wildman Tim's excellent sales pitch that convinced Sharon to buy yet another 98mm AT case, just because it had the LDRS 38 logo on it.

    All in all, a most excellent rocket launch!
     
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    Tim as the talent to sell the shirt off your own back. The hobby is so blessed to have a guy like Tim to take our money.
     
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  4. Sep 3, 2019 #364

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    FYI - If you're looking for photos from LDRS 38 there are many getting posted on the LDRS 38 Facebook group. Search for it, request membership and I'll add you.

    Photos are too much of a pain on TRF now.
     
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  5. Sep 4, 2019 #365

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    I got a really good laugh out of that - surprised and relieved their isn't a picture of what was definitely a good recovery nap. I heard about the shirt, looking forward to seeing it next round in KS maybe.

    Wayne - surely you should still do a post about your flights. At best the board is just a brief summary - I want details! Hopefully of both yours and Sharon's weekend.
     
  6. Sep 5, 2019 #366

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    Question about a flight I saw on Sunday...Just want to know some more details. It was toward the end of the day and was a 2 stage on the 80's - I think. As I recall it was a AT N4500 (?) to a AT L400 (?). Not sure on the numbers and it was a green and possibly pink rocket. As I said, I am a little foggy on the details and was wondering if anyone knows exactly which motors those were and what the final altitude was and heck, any other details. Sure was impressive.
     
  7. Sep 5, 2019 #367

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    Be careful what you ask for.
    After unloading rockets and removing spent motors, I realized that I had flown my Blackstar twice on research motors. Somehow, the first flight didn't get on the board.

    So, starting with the first day of flying. Thursday we flew two rockets and did range duty for the last shift.
    Sharon flew her DX-3 XL on a 76/6000 casing with her "Sharon's Sparkler 2" formula to 13,086 ft. She was a bit nervous being racked right next to Preston Noble's big Sparky flight, and the fact that it was our first 76/6000 motor we had made with this formula. She got a lot of positive comments on this motor, but we still have some work to do on version 3. My flight was my Blackhawk 54, a MD rocket flying on an L935 Imax to 21,321 ft. it's highest flight to date. That recovery was fairly long, and we had to hustle back to the rocket pasture for our range duty shift.

    Friday was a busy day for us with three rockets flown, starting with Sharon's Gizmo XL on a research motor made with Pat G's Wayside White, an M1358 in a 98/10,000 casing. It flew to 7626 ft. and landed in the very nice field just North of the rocket pasture.
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    My big flight for the day was my carbon fiber MD Mongoose 75, flying on a CTI M840 White long burn motor. It flew to 27,503 ft. and was our longest recovery, over two miles South through a herd of cattle and over two fences, one which was electrified. Joe Hepworth accompanied us, and neither he nor Sharon really liked the cows. We got back early enough for me to fit in my Blackstar, flying on a research 54/2550 casing and the Wayside white formula L1091. It flew to 10,398 ft. and was an easy recovery, landing in a plowed field East of the rocket pasture.

    We flew two rockets on Saturday, after the rain/cloud hold. I prepped my Blackstar again, assuming we would have a ceiling with the clouds. Sharon and I both flew our Blackstars on 54/1600 casings, with our "Not Your Wimpy Red" formula to just over 5000 ft. By the time we made it to the pads, the clouds had dissipated.
    Sharon helped Joe H. recover one of his rockets, and I got mine back from just South of the 80's pads. It was crazy on the range, lots of fliers trying to get a rocket up, and the lines at the range head were fairly long, so we called it a day.

    We flew one rocket on Sunday, my Ultimate Darkstar on an O3400 Imax. Cloud cover kept us waiting on the 80's for several hours, with both my Eggfinder and Featherweight GPS's ticking away. When we finally got a window for 20k flights, I pulled out my Iphone and activated the WiFi switches, or at least tried to. One came right up, turning on the RRC-3, my primary altimeter, but nothing I could do would get the other switch to activate. I decided to fly with one altimeter, which added another level of anxiety to this flight. It took a long time for Terry to get to the 80's, or so it seemed to me, but finally our flight was called, and my rocket launched. We watched our GPS data long after the rocket disappeared, and were relieved when it indicated an apogee event. Recovery was in a milo field South of hwy 44. The RRC-3 recorded 21,137 ft.
     
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  8. Sep 5, 2019 #368

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    Yea well Bob gave me a cold bottle of water while I was walking back from recovering my Goblin. And seeing how I was slightly dehydrated, it was very welcomed. I will interpret that as a nice gesture from a nice guy.

    By the way Dave, I missed your basket flight but heard it went well. It was nice meeting you.
     
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    LOL Bob didn't really give me a hug. I just threw that out there to see if people would believe that...thats my warped sense of humor for ya.

    Funny story about water - I had an almost exact same thing happen to me. Bob met me out at the road north of the pasture while I was walking back from recovery Thursday afternoon and asked if I needed a water while he was cruising around in that gator or whatever it was. Didn't really seem like I did but he insisted I take one and so I did. That water sure hit the spot.

    It was nice meeting you to!

    -Dave
     
  10. Sep 6, 2019 #370

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    Let's see a picture of this famous aloha rocket shirt.
     
  11. Sep 6, 2019 #371

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    Bob gave Robin and I water while walking down the road. We were pretty parched.
    That Bob is such good guy.

    M
     
  12. Sep 6, 2019 #372

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    Here is a 15 minute video of LDRS 38. Only a small fraction of the actual flights that were launched. Hope you enjoy.

     
  13. Sep 6, 2019 #373

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    Thanks. It looked like a good time was had by all, especially Marvin.
     
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    Awesome Dennis. How high did it go? I liked that you could see the late start of the third motor.
     
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  16. Sep 8, 2019 #376

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    The N3300R is unfortunately mine right before Chuck Swindler's two stage. Apparently I don't sim good enough... :oops::oops:
     
  17. Sep 12, 2019 #377

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    This is Cj I posted that for Dennis. 18,800
     
  18. Sep 12, 2019 #378

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    Yeah, wrong name, right group... :)
    But thanks.
     
  19. Sep 13, 2019 #379

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    What's flying at 2:37? Anyone know?
     
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    At 2:37 in the video in post 376? What is that?
     
  21. Sep 14, 2019 #381

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    CJ,

    Is Dennis on the forum? I never got to say "thank you" to him on Sunday for the spare big-un igniter. That saved me a walk, after I burnt CTI's original.

    BTW my flight, up to 17kft, turned the additive aerospace Mobius camera shroud inside out - it became an air ram :)

    -David "Jebediah"
     
  22. Sep 14, 2019 #382

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    That might have been me, I was pad manager for the 50's from 4 pm to 6 pm on Sunday. I gave away a couple of big-un's then.
    I had a Mobius shroud on my Ultimate Darkstar when it flew the O3400, tore the 1515 rail buttons off and peeled back some decals, but the shroud was intact. Never thought a 6" 78 lb. rocket would go mach 1.6!
     
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    How high did it go??
     
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    Simmed to 21,814 ft. flew to 21,137 ft. I'm blaming the humidity.
     
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    You blame the humidity??? Was the humidity high when you ran your sim? LOL!!
     
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    Regardless of the actual cause, the important thing is to blame the humidity!

    Jim
     
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    Or as Sharon puts it:
    "I didn't say it's your fault, I just said I'm going to blame you..."
     
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    At least you know where you stand!
     
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    Ok folks here is your LDRS 38 eye candy for the week. Our own Kent Burnett / Drone Point has posted his video compilation from LDRS 38. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do.

    I highly recommend watching this on a full computer monitor or television to enjoy its full splendor. Mobile devices don't do it justice.

    http://www.vimeo.com/365565639
     
  30. Oct 11, 2019 #390

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    I showed the video to my dog "Sparkles". She was featured right at the beginning.
    I was excited that she got some "screen-time".

    She didn't even recognize herself. o_O:rolleyes::confused:

    Capture.PNG
     
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