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  1. Aug 11, 2011 #91

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    The rocket is Chris Michielssen's "Carded Downscale Red Max MMX." I think it's only about 3" tall. It's certainly not much longer than the motor casing that was used to hold the MicroMaxx launch rod.

    The MicroMaxx launch rod adapter is pretty cool. It's made from a used motor casing, a launch lug, and a piece of piano wire. It slides over a standard 1/8" rod. I think it was invented by Jim Flis, but I first saw it when Brian Coyle used it at our ROCK launches. I'm always impressed by simple ideas like that which work well.

    I had the camera very close to the launch pad for that photo. I have a remote shutter cable for the camera so I was able to stand a few feet back. You don't want to be too close to that mighty 1/8A motor when it roars to life!

    Normally, I adjust the contrast of photos before I upload them. I'm not sure why I didn't do it for that one. It would look better if the rocket weren't so dark.

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  2. Aug 11, 2011 #92

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    My Small Endeavour on an H128...

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  3. Aug 12, 2011 #93

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    Best one I got at this time. Simple rocket. I have more flights on this than any other

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  4. Aug 12, 2011 #94

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    Alright. I dont take pictures, I just film.
    My 11yr. old bro. does. These are his.... IMG_2528.jpg

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  5. Aug 12, 2011 #95

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    Here's an impressive pyramid launch. I don't know who to credit it to...prehaps a BMS ad? Apologies if I got it wrong. I saved it just because it's cool.

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  6. Aug 12, 2011 #96

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    I have to say the best LIFTOFF!!! pics of all time are from Vern K. At his site.
    I just love those mach diamonds!!!

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  7. Aug 12, 2011 #97

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    Absolutely the prettiest saucer launch photo that I have ever seen. I just gaze at this and sigh as if I was a young girl contemplating a photo of her favorite TV star in a fan magazine. I don't know who took it. The photo is from the Art Applewhite Rockets site, and the rocket is one of his saucers. The caption says, "18" Delta Flying Saucer on an I220 Experimental motor"

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  8. Aug 12, 2011 #98

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    Well, not quite the comparison I would have given, but a very nice launch shot just the same.

    Here are a couple of my favorites...

    K-2, 3 x E15-4W.jpg

    Galactica, J415-W, 8 x 10.jpg

    Patriot, M1315-W, (L3 cert), 8 x 10.jpg

    Hershey's Strawberry Syrup JayHawk, I161-W.jpg

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  9. Aug 12, 2011 #99

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    It's so true, though. If I could place it next to my pillow when I went to sleep at night, I would. :eek: :D That photo just makes me feel all warm and cuddly inside.

    I clusters and Redlines!!
     
  10. Aug 12, 2011 #100

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    My big saucer on a N800. (Frame capture from video, April 2003.) The second picture probably should be in the CATO gallery...
     
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    Tres on J210's, Deuce on J230 Skids.

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  12. Aug 12, 2011 #102

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    I love the Stormcaster!
     
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    Me, too.

    Well, they certainly light easier.

    1st = 12 D12-0's gap-staged to 3 D12-3's. They all lit!
    2nd = Priority Mail (WOOSH contest to make a cheapo rocket from everyday stuff.)
    3rd = This is the (square) box Wildman used to ship my 98 / 15360 Rouse Tech case to me. And the wrapping paper used when it was under the tree.

    K1 : K2  (12 x D12-0 staged to 3 x D12-3)  They all lit!.jpg

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  14. Aug 12, 2011 #104

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    Vern has a high quality print of that K670 on his wall...it' really awesome




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    Have to say,you get a lot of bang for the buck with the Stormcaster.That was my first 24mm rocket. Just wish ya got 3 fin decals instead of 2 of the Stormcaster guy/wizard.
     
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    No doubt about it...

    ....

    ....

    ...canted cluster motors just rock! :headbang:
     
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    :cool:

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    :jaw:

    H to F the hard way! I love it! :w:
     
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    This is unfortunately NOT the method they use to get my stuff to me.
     
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    At a summer day in Moscow ... Engine 10mm 3/4B35-3

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    Great sequence! And welcome to TRF, Round!
     
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    One more day ...

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  23. Aug 14, 2011 #113

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    Very nice! Is this Moscow Russia, or one of the Moscows in the US?
     
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    Very nice! Is this Moscow Russia, or one of the Moscows in the US?

    It is Russia, but I am assured, that the big difference isn't present. Rockets and people everywhere are similar.
     
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    Privet! I didn't know you had model rocketry in Russia. Outstanding! I'm not familiar with your motor designation, I've never heard of a 10mm motor. Are they made there?
     
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  27. Sep 5, 2011 #117

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    Here are a few of my scratch built,Blue tube,extended Mini Mag with a 54mm hole.

    These pics were from the August 2011 Tripoli Wisconsin Launch at Bong rec. Park.
    Thanks to Preston N. for the great shots.

    This rocket was built for my sister-in-law. She works with post-op breast cancer patients and is one of my favorite people in the world. I told her I would build a rocket for her.

    The motor is a CTI K454 Skid. It went 4200 feet and recovered in some weeds. I will be flying it again at MWP in October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

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  28. Sep 5, 2011 #118

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    Any reason that rocket it flying sideways?


    Must be a serious updrafts :grin:


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  29. Sep 5, 2011 #119

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    ???????
     
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    Here's a pair of Cesaroni L3150's from WOOSH's Eat Cheese or Fly 2011.

    1st = the JayCoke Zero

    2nd = 12" Modular Booster with Vanessa Doofenshmirtz lander (an upscale Estes Venus Probe with a little artistic license)

    Modular Booster with Vanessa Doofenshmirtz lander.jpg
     

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