liftoff! gallery

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  1. Aug 5, 2011 #31

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    ...and you managed to freeze it in this shot! :surprised: Incredible!

    Capturing a blur-free shot of a W9 motor during it's 0.33 second burn? :clap:

    Long string of Mach diamonds, looking like links in a chain! :headbang: A win for RTL! This has to be the shot of the gallery.

    Oh, this gallery is good!
     
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  2. Aug 5, 2011 #32

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    Oh, I am such a sucker for cluster liftoff shots that clearly depict multiple jets. I could gaze that that picture all day. Is it me or do the individual jets show up much more easily in black powder clusters? In the composite cluster photos that I have seen they all tend to merge together into one big plume. The Skidmark photo is cool, but this is the one that I keep going back to. I just love seeing a gang of those thread-thin orange jets! :cyclops:

    Even solo ones grab me when they are clear and blur-free. The exhaust jets in the color liftoff shots in my first Estes catalog (1967) did as much as anything to sell me on the hobby. (I didn't need much convincing, though.) In the months after I received the catalog, I showed those photos to everyone I knew, over and over again.
    Please thank him for me! :cheers: And thank you for posting that pic!
     
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    The Viking looks great. Did you ever paint it?
     
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    [​IMG]

    Despite the lack of contrast, I'm quite fond of this one because it was the first one I ever captured. It's my scratch Marauder at B6-4 Field in the summer of 2001. As you can see, I was decidedly "low-tech" when it came to range equipment.
    :eek: Uh, nothing much has changed, to be honest.:confused2:
     
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    Working on that now, as a matter of fact. Had a problem with Krylon... the old version.
     
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    Last Sunday at the local HS football field. Taken by propping my Canon on a couple of Estes boxes and setting the self-timer and trying to time pushing the go button just right. This time it worked.

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    Dwain's Quick Link Express launch on an M-1550 Redline:
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    This is one of the first successful launch pic's I have taken.
    The "QLE" was named after a previous flight planted the body tube. A quick link had been left unattached. Fortunately, it found a soft spot in the Arizona desert.
     
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    here are my 3 to add.

    first is my dynawind Giantleap firestorm54 named insane asylum. 9lbs on the pad flying a LOKI L1400 white. 15K AGL. PHOTO BY ROCKETS MAGAZINE's Neil M. LDRS27
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    second is my ultimate wildman L3 on a LOKI M2550 Blue. 10k AGL photo by a AARG club member whos name escapes me.
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    third is my dynawind Giantleap 4 inch TALON on a LOI L1400 white. 8k AGL photo by same AARG member whos name escapes me still...
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  9. Aug 6, 2011 #39

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    From about 30 minutes ago. First flight of my Exectioner on a D12 at the school field. Excellent flight, and now I'll paint it. Excuse the poor quality, it's a capture from the old camera's 320X240 video. I hope to have higher res from a different camera.

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  10. Aug 6, 2011 #40

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    My rocket "Burn Notice" on a K550 at Team 1 Manchester MI. Photo by Bryan Taylor 253550_179859985400595_100001297855074_417877_7177120_n.jpg
     
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    My 4x upscale Manta Bomber on a J401FJ and 2 G53FJ's...photos by Mark Canepa.....

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    Looks like the J401 took it's time to come up to pressure...bet that was scary :y:




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    Great idea; I hadn't thought of that. Here are some photos of my AAW Turbo Delta that I took for my review on EMRR. Like you, I was by myself when I was launching it one Saturday morning at the TLCS athletic fields in July 2007. I had the camera hanging by its strap from my wrist. As soon as I hit the launch button, I swung the camera up and aimed approximately where I thought the rocket was going. No time to frame the shot; I just snapped the shutter blindly. I got in maybe three shots per flight and I had no idea if I even caught any of the rocket at all. That one photo (2nd attachment) of the TD climbing high up in the sky was a completely blind shot - I just held the camera up, pressed the button and hoped that I got something. It was going nearly into the sun, so I couldn't even really tell where the rocket was when I snapped the shutter. I was incredibly lucky that morning; the Turbo Delta is only 4 inches wide by 2.75 inches tall!

    This sequence was actually compiled from photos taken during the 5 flights that it made that day. That's my "Tribute to Rube Goldberg" launch pad in the first photo.

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    A few photos I took during NARCON 2010 in Worchester, MA. The launch took place at the end of the conference on 3/14/2010 at "Aunt Effie's field" (now a golf course) where Robert H. Goddard made his famous flight of the first-ever liquid fueled rocket that could lift itself on its own trust. The actual (approximate) location of that famous launch was a couple of hundred yards down the hill from this pad. It was the middle of March in eastern Massachusetts, about 40°F, with gusty winds and, off and on, a cold rain. The photos accurately capture the gloomy light at 2pm on a wet March day. Delightful launch weather! It was a truly memorable and moving event, though.

    The first photo is of Bob Alway's Tazmanian Devil.
    The second photo is of Will Marchant's cluster saucer.

    The next three photos were the high point of the launch, and the reason we were all there.

    Third photo: prepping the star of the show.
    Fourth photo: Lift-off of Tony Vincent's build of the FlisKits Nell!
    Fifth photo: Lift-off of Tony's FlisKits L-13.

    After the flights, both of these models were presented to the Robert H. Goddard museum at Clark University, Worchester, MA.

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    This rocket is easy to photograph!

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    In keeping with the theme of this thread AND the Big Bertha thread, here's my trusty BB on it's way.

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    A couple of my favorites...

    Saturn V 11 engine cluster
    Saturn V 5 engine cluster - photo by HARA president Ray Cole
    Red Squadron mass launch
    Dorothy 6 engine cluster
    Dorothy 3 engine night launch

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    A couple more of my favorites...

    Viper clustered
    Sr 71 cluster
    Space Man Spiff 3 engine cluster nite launch

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    Mark, the L-13 in your picture is Jim's proto type. My L-13 (build thread) was a non-flight, display model presented to Mott Lynn.
    Here it is along with Nell on the FisKits table at NARCON.
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    Back on topic some of my favorite lift off shots.

    A Frick-N-Frack drag race.
    A Rokitflite USS Odyssey drag race between Bob Harrington and myself.
    My Vapor Trails with a 24mm Deuse mount on 2 E9's.
     

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    Actually, it wasn't. I never thought those 2 G's would even lift it up. It was like slow motion, the two outboards lit and it started going and just as it cleared the rail the main came up under pressure and she was off. It was actually quite majestic.
     
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    The Little 38mm Crayon, on a G, and My Kloudbuster on a K445

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    LOL :clap: I like it. May I suggest working in a bowling ball and a glass of water.
     
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    My PML Amraam 4 on an AT I-161. :)

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    LOC Vulcanite on a G-64W

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    photo by George Gassaway.
     
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    Nice rocket! AT I-161W is one of my favorite motors as well as the AT I218 R. They give you a lot of bang for the buck.;)
     
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    I caught a fellow woosh member's Wildchild on a CTI F240 VMAX. Burn time= .3 seconds, blink or no blink it was still next to impossible to follow with your eyes.

    Only a fast ISO can catch these motors.

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    Nice! That's my favorite motor for that rocket. I haven't even tried to catch a picture of it.
     
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    Wasn't that Crazy Jim's rocket? Anyways, nice job. I'm glad you caught it!
     
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    Also a parakeet in a cage. If the hardware store had stocked them, they would be in there! This is the sort of thing that results when you design a launch pad in your head as you are walking through the aisles of your local HW store. :eek:
     
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    Here is another one I took, It's Justyn Palmer's Tube Fin rocket Valhalla flying on a Kosdon L1175 Fast...Kool Kids Fly Kosdon.




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