liftoff! gallery

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  1. Aug 8, 2011 #61

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    It's not my rocket, but I'm really proud of this lift-off photo that I captured at the ROCK launch on Saturday:



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    Click on the photo to view it in the RocketReviews.com photo album. Click on the photo there to see the full-resolution version.

    You can more of my photos from the July, 2011, ROCK launch, including more of the Mars Lander's lift-off, at:

    http://www.rocketreviews.com/july-2011-launch.html

    -- Roger
     
  2. Aug 8, 2011 #62

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    :cool:You can see the heat waves roiling around the rocket. I've never seen that before.:cool:
     
  3. Aug 8, 2011 #63

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    That's one of the greatest liftoff pictures I have ever seen. :eyepop:
    Awesome photo!
     
  4. Aug 9, 2011 #64

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    AT I364

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  5. Aug 9, 2011 #65

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    At first I thought that the heat shimmer was from the blast deflector. They were too hot to touch just from the sun's heat. But ... I didn't see that shimmer on any of the other photos.

    In the photo you can also see the igniter glowing and, to the right, a bunch of those bright little sprites we talked about in another thread. Click through to RocketReviews.com then again to the full-res photo for a better look.

    The Mars Lander provided a neat series of photos. For other close-up launch photos, I've placed the camera on a tripod near the rocket and used a remote shutter release. This time I was just hand-holding the camera and standing back by the LCO table. I didn't expect to capture anything special.

    Go back a couple of photos at RocketReviews.com and you can see the Mars Lander with the flame coming out of the motor while the igniter plug is still, mostly, in place. I think the mass and drag of the Lander caused it to accelerate a little slower than other rockets giving more time to take the photographs and a more dramatic lift-off.

    BTW .. the rest of the flight was nice, too. Ejection was right at apogee and the rocket sat down in the grass gently, landing upright on its legs.

    -- Roger
     
  6. Aug 9, 2011 #66

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    AT J800 with a very fast delay grain! Im sure there is another gallery this belongs in.

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  7. Aug 9, 2011 #67

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    Here's a few of my rockets.

    1 - Performance Rocketry G3 on a J570W. I love that motor!

    2 - Extreme Darkstar on a K2045 Vmax.

    3 - Ultimate Wildman on an N10,000 Vmax for my L3 cert. Picture by Todd Harrison.

    4 - Ultimate Wildman on an M2250 C-Star.

    5 - Ultimate Wildman (again) on an M1675 Pink.

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  8. Aug 9, 2011 #68

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    Here's a few of other people's rockets.

    1 - Burl Finklestein's Big V2 on an O5800 and two N3300s.

    2 - Dan Michael's 3/4 scale Patriot on an N2000W and four M1315Ws.

    3 - Wildman and Crazy Jim's Mega Darkstar on an O8000WT.

    4 - Jerry O's Iris on an N4000.

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  9. Aug 9, 2011 #69

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    LOC 4" V2 V2 launch.jpg
     
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    Look at my Aphelion shot a page back (post 38). You can see that distortion in that image as well....and I was just as surprised as you to see it. My flight was on a 65 degree afternoon....so as in Roger's case it's definitely not heat just radiating from a hot blast deflector. Instead, it's clearly deflected blast :).
     
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    Here are a couple of mine!
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  12. Aug 9, 2011 #72

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    Ooo, yeah... scratching my visual itch with those needle-like orange jets! :D

    Ahhh, that's it...A little to the right, please.
     
  13. Aug 9, 2011 #73

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    "Do we got Mach diamonds? Yeah, buddy, we got lots of Mach diamonds!"

    Another one-in-a-million shot!
     
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    Best Liftoff Photo I have ever taken.

    Rocket - Up Scale Comanche 3 by Roy "no chute"

    This was at Plaster Blaster in CA in 2007.

    Liftoff photo was taken as the sun was setting. It was a cluster of 3 M1315 (I think) in the first stage. Truly a white lightning!

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    That's a great shot!!

    Here's one that's rather less spectacular but good fun for other reasons. Taken on July 16th at a Boys & Girls club in Tacoma, Washington during an outreach event by my employer.

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    I love a good Mars Lander liftoff. Here's mine at NSL '08. The D12 just let go...
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    Didn't catch that at first because I just looked at the thumbnail. Sometimes I forget that the pics can be seen in a larger size.:eek:
     
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    I love it!
     
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    Since others have started posting photos of other people's rockets, I figure I'll post some of my favorite shots I've gotten.

    The first one is an AMRAAM on a K540 Metalstorm. The first link is the unedited photo, and the second link is a re-touched, more dramatic version of it.

    http://simav8rproductions.smugmug.c.../fits2010day1/15968118_QzDV9#1197798733_akw7N

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/william-s-carpenter/5087755628/

    This one is Scott Berfield's "Fire in the Sky 2.0" on a J Skidmark. This photo got 2nd place in the NARCON photo contest this year.

    http://simav8rproductions.smugmug.c...010day2/16089813_dGfEd#1207648536_bsbsX-XL-LB

    Finally, here's a drag race between to J-powered rockets (more details in the photo's description.


    http://simav8rproductions.smugmug.c...day3/17329682_XkpZGC#1316240613_JMhQtGx-XL-LB
     
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    OK, people... who is going to post a pic of a glider soaring into the sky? Or one of a saucer or pyramid?

    Or a thrilling MicroMaxx lift-off pic? :confused2:

    Hey, it's easy to get a dramatic shot of an HPR lift-off. How about a photo subject that is a little more challenging? ;) :p


    (J/K. No flames, please.)
     
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    How do we post launch pics with no flames? ;):D
     
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  23. Aug 10, 2011 #83

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    So someone did catch my pun!
     
  24. Aug 10, 2011 #84

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    Awesome picture!




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    One of the members of my club flies a large balsa glider that has provided some good photo ops.

    http://simav8rproductions.smugmug.c...010day2/16089813_dGfEd#1207649262_sR6wp-XL-LB

    A MMX launch seems like it would be tough (although I've never actucally seen a MMX launch in person, but they get more and more interesting the more I read about them). I'd be interested to see a shot of one of those.
     
  26. Aug 10, 2011 #86

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    Ah ... a challenge! :)

    Here's one of Marc Slabbinck's saucer's on a sparky motor from a NEFAR launch a few years ago:



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    Marc's saucers are always crowd-pleasers and, because they move so slow and create such dramatic flames and smoke, are great photography subjects!

    MicroMaxx lift-offs aren't quite as dramatic, but they are much more difficult to catch. Heck, it's usually hard even to see a MicroMaxx rocket in flight, let alone get a photo of it.

    So, that's why I was please with this shot I took of Chris Michielssen's Micro-Red Max: :)



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    And ... here's one with "no flame":



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    I think the Initiator was flying on an Aerotech F50 motor. It just "popped" off the pad. I wasn't sure I had a good photo of it until I checked later. I wasn't even sure I had seen the rocket leave the pad. It was there ... then ... 3 .. 2 .. 1 .. it was gone.

    -- Roger
     
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  27. Aug 10, 2011 #87

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    Here's a couple of sparkie lift-offs....The Solar Express was taken by Rockets magazine, the Argosy I took.....

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    1) My Binder Design Thug on a G61W
    2) My WAZZU rocket (Binder Design Excel Plus) on an I366R

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  29. Aug 10, 2011 #89

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    My avatar rocket, a 4X upscale Estes Photon Disruptor on I197...... I think this is becoming my favorite rocket.....I've got a nice 6 grain CTI case I'm wanting to use on it......anyway, picture by Rockets magazine......

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  30. Aug 11, 2011 #90

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    That photo is actually pretty cool when you click on it and then view it full size. I love all the detail of the igniter. If anyone wants to see what I mean, click on the photo and then click on it two more times to enlarge it. Amazing detail for a rocket that is, what, 3-4" tall?
     

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