- Jan 24, 2004
- Reaction score
Got the day off work today so I decided to go fly some rockets at the local soccer fields. Started off launching my alpha on a C6-5 with a 12 inch chute with the spill hole cut out. Man that thing flew high!,glad I cut that spill hole out-perfect recovery. Next up was the maiden flight of my D powered fatboy. I already have a stock fatboy and have had problems with the chute getting burned, so I modified my D boy. I added a small piece of body tube to the end of the engine mount up to the nosecone. My chute and shock cord now sit down in a compartment where they are safe from ejection gases. I packed 4 sheets of wadding inside this middle tube then packed regular t.p. on top of the whole thing. 3 perfect flights w/o a hint of chute scorching! works awesome. OMG the fatboy kicks butt on D,s. 3rd rocket, my E powered, shortened maxi alpha 3. Awesome mid-powered flight-went plenty high. this rocket does a lot better on E's than D's. Came down nice on 24" nylon chute but one of the flimsy plastic fins broke off! oh well, easily fixed with epoxy. 2 more launches of the 24mm Fatboy (man I love this rocket) then one last launch of my Yankee on a B4-4 cause it was starting to rain. Other than the rain starting, a great day launching-beats the heck out of work any day!!!!!!!!!!