liftoff! gallery

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  1. Nov 7, 2011 #151

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    Tonypv took the fist pic at Cmass Nov 5th.Thanks Tony. I got some also of it.
     

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  2. Nov 7, 2011 #152

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    Here's some shots I got of some of the club guy's rockets at our Challenger 498 launch on 3/21/09. I don't end up flying a lot (some launches not at all) and usually end up doing the flight reports and take photos... These were all with my Fuji Finepix S2000HD, some set on burst mode (33 frames in less than 1.5 seconds). This is a really nice $200 "pro-sumer" upgrade camera from your regular P&S...

    A pink rocket leaving the rail on a smokey motor...
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    A silver rocket under Estes power...
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    Instant of ignition... zoom in on the blue-green rocket and you'll JUST see the fireball starting to emerge from the nozzle and blow the ignitor clips free... (need to zoom/crop this one!)
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    Liftoff from a ground-level pad under Estes power...
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    First motion of a rocket under white lightning power...
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    Later! OL JR :)
     
  3. Nov 7, 2011 #153

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    Here's the blue-green rocket pic tweaked a bit...
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    Here's somebody's nekkid project lifting off on a White Lightning motor... These next three are adjoining shots from the burst mode, cropped a bit to concentrate on the action...
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    Here's another rocket lifting off under Estes power...
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    later! OL JR :)
     
  4. Nov 7, 2011 #154

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    alarm may 22.jpg Here is my scratch built ALARM om a AT I 161W
     
  5. Nov 7, 2011 #155

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    An Aerotech rocket lifts off under Mojave Green power (note the puff of blue smoke from the ignitor hovering just over the whitish motor exhaust plume-- this was from the previous shot which showed the ignitor smoke blow out of the motor just before it came up to pressure and lit...
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    The rocket leaves the rod under Mojave green thrust...
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    A scratchbuilt BP cluster payloader lifts off...
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    "We have cleared the tower!"
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    "Roll program complete-- we are pitching!"
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    Later! OL JR :)
     
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    Here's a Blue Ninja dragrace... "we have ignition!"...
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    "We take the position of the first sub and pass it on to the second as their target... and vice-versa!" (From the Bond movie "The Spy Who Loved Me")
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    (Holds breath as missiles pass each other in midair...)
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    An Eliminator lifts off under E power...
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    And the Eliminator continues up the rod...
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    (the next shot had it halfway out of frame...

    Later! OL JR :)
     
  7. Nov 7, 2011 #157

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    A Maxi-Alpha III take to the skies...

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    Later! OL JR :)
     
  8. Nov 7, 2011 #158

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    A Big Daddy lifts off low and REAL slow... :)
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    OL JR :)
     
  9. Nov 7, 2011 #159

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    That Big Daddy took off SO slow it didn't actually get moving until the next post!

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    A Renegade lifts off...
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    Later! OL JR :)
     
  10. Nov 8, 2011 #160

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    Here's one from Sunday Nov 6.
    It's a 3" Intimidator on a EX J 452.
    The Adept 22 beeped 4,664ft


    JD

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  11. Nov 8, 2011 #161

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    Here's my 4" Estes Starblazer X-20 upscale. This was my L2 Cert flight on an AT J350. Textbook flight.

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  12. Nov 8, 2011 #162

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    Where was this? Looks like someone had some fun!


    Braden
     
  13. Nov 9, 2011 #163

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    My RDS Moonraker moving out on an I161 at NERRF (photo by JFlis):

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    Some shots from my club's last launch of the year taken using my new lens (which was worth every penny as far as I'm concerned).

    My Madcow Solar Express on a CTI F59.
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    The Solar Express again on a CTI F36. This rocket loves Pro29 1G motors.
    http://simav8rproductions.smugmug.c...stapfest11/19738413_vjMKJ7#1550016461_Tcd7kzK

    Some more that aren't my flights.

    Some nice mach diamonds on a CTI Classic K motor in an ARCAS.
    http://simav8rproductions.smugmug.c...stapfest11/19738413_vjMKJ7#1550013092_7PD3n4F

    Robert Winglee's successful L3 flight on an M1297 (two of my favorite shots from the launch).
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    http://simav8rproductions.smugmug.c...stapfest11/19738413_vjMKJ7#1550014544_RZWJFrq
     
  15. Nov 9, 2011 #165

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    10" fatboy on CTI M1790 Skid.

    I believe David Reese took this shot.

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    This is out at the Old Rocketeers #724 launch site at Needville, here on my farm. This launch was quite a while back; I was trying out my *then* new Fuji digicam... there's a "launch report" thread over in the "events" section. I usually end up doing more photography and keeping the notepads by the club launch controller handy for people to write down what they're flying (nothing really formal, we don't even have an RSO-- just ask everyone to put their name, rocket name, motor(s) designation, and maybe jot down a comment about the flight the next time they're "checking in" for their next flight... heck everybody even launches their own birds using the club controller (I bring my own usually-- that's just me) unless they ask someone else to launch it so they can do pics or go out for recovery...

    Here's some links that'll help you out... You'll have to come on out and fly with us when we finally get some rain (and hopefully ditch the burn ban!)

    http://www.artapplewhite.com/launches.html

    http://www.artapplewhite.com/fields/robertsranch/farmphoto001.jpg

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou...27"N,++95+51'55"W&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=16&iwloc=addr

    Later! OL JR :)
     
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    I love Skidmarks!
     
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    My wife doesnt..:rolleyes:
     
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    Who doesn't love Skids? The noise, the sparks, the smoke!
     
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    So long as they're far, far away from my land so the fire burns off someone else's place, they're great...

    That and the whole "Hey look! Fireworks masquerading as hobby rockets!" aspect screaming "PLEASE GUBMINT! COME REGULATE ME!!!!" :kill::confused::confused2:

    Other than that, they're terrific...

    Just sayin!

    Later! OL JR :)
     
  21. Nov 10, 2011 #171

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    From our clubs last HP event in October.

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    CTI K740C-Star

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    I'm with you.

    I was busy watching the rocket on its way to 8400 feet, but I hear it started a little fire. it was out before my drogue came out.
     
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  25. Nov 16, 2011 #175

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    Onyx on an F20W
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    Optima on an F50T
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    Optima on a G78G
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    Optima on a G38FJ
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    Onyx on an F23FJ
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    Onyx on an F42T: look at the pad compression between the 2 photos (I've since added buttons)
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    Great pictures... Thanks for sharing!
     
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    AT - J825R in my scratch built L2 rocket.
     
  28. Nov 16, 2011 #178

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    LOVE that G78G, mach diamonds and a green flame!
     
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    I think it's my favorite engine right now.
    Here's a closeup
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    Infinity Propulsion EX M2800 Green Mach Diamonds

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