Feel better, Al. If you hadn't been there, that TRA kid and his large family would have driven all the way from NY for nothing. Granted, we all could have left the field much earlier but we found a nice new restaurant.<sniff>
I guess that will salve my battered and bruised sense of self esteem. But I won't have a test to grade.
You were darned lucky to fly that rocket to that altitude and get it back. Plain simple. My Wildman JR on an old AMW J440BB went 5500 feet for a totally sight unseen flight that would have been lost completely if not for the Beeline GPS riding in the ebay with the Raven altimeter. A dozen flights on that bird and all but one was seen. Congrats and you don't have to cheat on your wife with Kate. There are cheaper alternatives out there for you. (Actually Kate is too large for that rocket!)Yeah..I realize that.. But also realize its people like you and your wife that makes this sport such a joy to participate in.
I looked into Kate, She is 2385, kinda hard to hide that number from my wife..
but then again, 2500 feet isnt 7,000 feet.. Sometimes math isnt my strongest point...