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Originally posted by hokkyokusei
Couple of pics from the prep-hut at K-Lob
Lol - who is that handsome devil sat behind the Thunderbird 3?
 

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Originally posted by hokkyokusei
last one for now.
The rocket being worked on is the Lvl3 one I almost knocked over during Brit chat, last weekend, for those who were there.
 

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Originally posted by hokkyokusei
It's a bit windy. Not much flying as yet.
Sunday was better, loads of flights - especially HPR! :D :D :D

I've got some pics, still on the camera. I'll be posting them in due course.
 

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Originally posted by Miss Riley
What happened with the windscreen?
Ah yes .... the windscreen ..... :evilgrin: ;)

I'm not too sure of names, but I think it was Dave Thompson & his mate Andy, who put up some huge, naked, PML quantum tubing type thing. Lovely takeoff and deployment of washing. However, it came down a bit fast, and landed in the carpark area of the launch site at Pete's .... right onto a windscreen .... SMASH!!! :eek: ;)

At least it was only the windscreen, think how much a new roof or door panel would be!

I seem to remember the RSO saying there was a video camera onboard - maybe the footage will make it out onto the net!

Infact, Sunday was quite spack-tastic ... more later, after I unload my camera.
 

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Originally posted by Miss Riley
****! Missed it! What happened with the windscreen?

Hello Miss Riley! Are you _really_ in Leeds?
 

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For the "Newsgroup-challenged" amoungst us, heres the photo of the windscreen 'incident' courtesy of Rod Stevenson, posted on alt.binaries.models.rockets:
 

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We need more pics ! Ouch what a windscreen! What motor was the bird what did the damage launched on?
Karl
 

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Ouch....just out of interest would the damage to the car be covered by the UKRA/BMFA insurance that the flier would have held?
 

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I would like to hear how you explain this to your auto insurance agent.
 

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Originally posted by Mike
Ouch....just out of interest would the damage to the car be covered by the UKRA/BMFA insurance that the flier would have held?
Yes.
 

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Originally posted by Karl
If anyone would like more pictures , check out Wirral Rocket Society's website.

Karl
Cheers for the link, Karl. A couple of photos of note, on that site:

https://www.rokits.org/gallery/klob2004/Web_DSCF3598 - Damian Burrin's traffic cone. A really fun rocket to watch go up VERY slowly. Theres a vid of the flight on alt.binaries.models.rockets at the mo. Well worth a download.


https://www.rokits.org/gallery/klob2004/Web_DSCF3643 - Hokky's TB3 taking off.


https://www.rokits.org/gallery/klob2004/Web_DSCF3782 - Phobos taking off. This is THE coolest rocket I have ever seen. Parrallel (sp?) staged HPR! :D Again, theres a vid of this on alt.binaries.models.rockets. The staging went without hitch, one of the boosters' recovery deployment was a tad late, but nothing much to worry about. Unfortunatly, something happened with the main rocket's recovery deployment, and it spacked :eek: I saw the main rocket later, without a scratch on it, but missing its nosecone - I think that must have been a casualty.

.... that is where I was going to leave it, comentry wise, but as I checked through the photos to see if there were any significant rockets I'd missed (and to laugh at the goofy photo of Pete, again), when I stumbled on this one: https://www.rokits.org/gallery/klob2004/Web_DSCF3626 My Big Daddy! :D :D Thanks to whoever took that, and posted it! Good shot! :D :D
 

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I'm convinced you can see mach diamonds in this one...

www.rokits.org/gallery/klob2004/Web_DSCF3782

This tin of nitrous was extremely heavy. It took me and pete to lift in into the van. But i think he might have been faking it for this pic...
www.rokits.org/gallery/klob2004/Web_DSCF3675

Phobos-V may have lawn darted, but remember that it was virtually all Aluminium. The nosecone suffered minor repairable damage. Only the avionics bay internals sustained major damage, but a GWiz and Video Camera survived. RDAS and 2.4GHz transmitter are basically written off, but RO did manage to download the data off the RDAS.
 

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Cheers for the update on Phobos-V, Andy. I'm glad most of it survived, its such a cool rocket. :cool:
 

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Originally posted by cydermaster
[https://www.rokits.org/gallery/klob2004/Web_DSCF3782 - Phobos taking off. This is THE coolest rocket I have ever seen. Parrallel (sp?) staged HPR! :D Again, theres a vid of this on alt.binaries.models.rockets. The staging went without hitch, one of the boosters' recovery deployment was a tad late, but nothing much to worry about. Unfortunatly, something happened with the main rocket's recovery deployment, and it spacked :eek: I saw the main rocket later, without a scratch on it, but missing its nosecone - I think that must have been a casualty.
The nosecone suffered some minor damage which can be repaired but the video transmitter and a G-Wizz are a little worse for wear.

Seems the rocket did depoly (as video shows) but that the chute didn't deploy properly or got tangled.

Cath
 
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