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Gillard

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On the old TRF, there as a thread were people kept adding their total low power rocket altitude together, in the hope of reaching space.
Should we restart that again?

(i have not flown anything this year - yet)
 

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well this is what i have flown since jan 1 2009 with the altitude figuared with a single station tracking so the altitudes are not perfect.

Corn roc 650' c6-7
Corn roc 650' c6-3
A-corn 75' a3-4t
Alpha 1100' c6-7
Mars lander 100' c6-3
Starhawk 1300+ c6-7 ( will never fly this one on anythign higher the b6-2 again)
astra 1000'+ c6-3

and thats the end of my moters untill i get some more
 

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Charlaine,

Lets see some photos of your Mars lander!

Only 100ft on a C6? I always figured mine made it up to at least 175-200ft. But I use the wag method of altitude measurement.
 

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I'm glad you guys stared this one again, I always had fun keeping track of how you were doing.
 

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first launch of the year.
Art applewhite's supper cinco on a D12. it was the rockets first launch. surprised how fast it took off the pad. Got to about 300 foot

new total 5175
 

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Had three LPR flights this weekend.

Fatboy on 3x C6-5 to 400 ft.
A Sunward Umbrella rocket to 25 ft. on a D12-3
and a Double Helix to 100 ft. on 2x C6-0

The new total is
5,700 ft



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Had three LPR flights this weekend.

Fatboy on 3x C6-5 to 400 ft.
A Sunward Umbrella rocket to 25 ft. on a D12-3
and a Double Helix to 100 ft. on 2x C6-0

The new total is
5,700 ft



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Sunward umbrella - 25ft, that's about the miniumum hieght that i was getting, although occasionally it got higher 100ft . i modified mine so that it did not deploy a parachute, and came down point first - had to use D12-0 or D12-P
 

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maiden flight of a two stage min diameter spool rocket. 500foot

new total

6,200 ft

two stage spool.JPG
 

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Sunward umbrella - 25ft, that's about the miniumum hieght that i was getting, although occasionally it got higher 100ft . i modified mine so that it did not deploy a parachute, and came down point first - had to use D12-0 or D12-P
It might have gotten a little higher then 25 ft. but I wouldn't swear to it. Even with the D12-3, it was sitting nose up on the ground for almost a second before the ejection charge went off.

I think the next fight will be a F12-3J. With the F load and 12 thrust, it should get 4 times as high as the D12. Maybe this time the chute will actually open before the rocket is on the ground.
 

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Ok, HERE WE GO!...

Tested my MTTM Tiddlywink (1/8A HD) for a total of about 85 feet bringing us to:

6,285 ft

HHmmmm, not much different, is it... LOL
 

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couple of launches yesterday 3x two stager, and a rocket glider that didn't glide - total gained by all about 1000feet

new total
7,285
 

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two launches of a monocopter today - not much altitude- about 130 foot

new total

7,415
 

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more launches today
wicked winnie on a B 250feet
wicked winnie on a B 250feet
wicked winnie on a C 400feet
bullpup on an A 300 feet
yellow jacket on a A 250
Aries on an A 200

total - 1650feet

9,065feet
 

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space clipper had a maiden flight today

got about 400 feet

9645 feet

i'm starting to feel as if its just me on the thread - this was a popular thread on the old TRF
 

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some more in the air

Shuttle -- 10 foot vertical although alot more flying horizontal.
wicked winnie on a c - 500foot
bull pup on a B 500 foot
aries on a C 600 foot
patriot on an A - 200foot

new total
11,255
 

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My kids flew their rockets yesterday (cold!) for the following totals:

4 Rhino's each at about 250' for 1000'
3 D-Nelson Tomahawk's each at about 300 for a total of 900'
1 Thumper with a D12 to about 800'
1 Tiddlywink to about 80'

for a class total of 2780 feet

Today, with CATO, I flew the Tiddlywink twice for a total of 160'
and the Nantucket Sound with an E motor for an easy 900' for a total of 1060'

That gives me a total of 4000 feet over 2 days :)

That brings our grand total to 15,655!
 

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scratch built rocket 400 feet

new total 16,055
 

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okay some more flights

Space clipper x2 on C 800
aries B 300
bull pup A 250
wicked winnie B 300
yellow jacket A 250
patriot A 250

total 2150feet


new total 18,205
 

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a few weekend launches with my boy

clipper - 400
winnie - 400
hawk x 2 260
shuttle 300
naboo 13 200
driod 13 300
naboo 18 400

total 2260

new total 20,465
 

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Gyroc clone A8-3 250
Sheesh Kabob A8-3 200
Anubis (rebuilt) D12-5 400
Python 4 B4-4 40 (oops! - need a bigger motor next time)
Ye Olde Amish B6-2 100

Total 990

new total 21,455
 

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brother launched three today

hawk on A8-3 x2
and a texas firefly -single stage only on a B

total hieght 900

new total 22,355
 

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3 rockets today,
one A and 2 B's
700 foot

new total 23,055 feet
 

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different people give different limits.......... so.......

The atmosphere has no abrupt cut-off. It slowly becomes thinner and fades away into space. There is no definite boundary between the atmosphere and outer space. Three-quarters of the atmosphere's mass is within 11 km of the planetary surface. In the United States, persons who travel above an altitude of 50.0 miles (80.5 km) are designated as astronauts. An altitude of 120 km (75 mi or 400,000 ft) marks the boundary where atmospheric effects become noticeable during re-entry. The Karman line, at 100 km (62 mi), is also frequently used as the boundary between atmosphere and space.

I'll go for 62 miles - 333,000 feet

so i hope some more people join in logging their altitude! - we are not close.
 

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Went to Battle Park in Culpeper VA yesterday. It was perfect! NO WIND.

Only launched two LPR. The rest of the Estes rockets I flew got composite motors up to Fs.

Astron Avenger 2 stage C6-0 to C6-7 1,200 ft

Astron Drifter on a C6-7 1,500 ft.

The new Total is now 25,755
 

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Gyroc clone A8-3 250 feet
Estes Python 4 C6-5 450 feet
RFD II D12-5 683 feet (measured by Perfectflite Alt 15K rev 2 altimeter)

The new Total is now 27,138
 

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with the old TRF 1 coming back next month (ish), do people want to add the two totals together,or keep this total is it is?
 

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