MDRA ESL 229 - August 19 - 20. Who's coming and whatcha bringing?

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Bat-mite

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I will be there on Saturday. I'll have my Formula 75 on a Loki I316, and my rebuilt MAC Performance extended Scorpion on a CTI I212-SS.

My kids will be dragracing their Higg's Farm square rockets, and then I will launch one on my first D motor.
 
I am leaving for vacation tomorrow, we're going to Nebraska to chase the eclipse and visit the bad lands in SD.
 
Fun! I hope to get my family to Rapid City one of these days, to see Mount Rushmore, the Black Woods, etc. I've been to Sioux Falls, but not much to see there.
 
I'll be there either Saturday or Sunday with my newly finished Higgs Farm Rocket painted silver and metallic black, clearcoated, sanded, polished, and waxed. Here is a sneak preview . . .

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I don't want to dragrace you....

I don't plan to fly it but if I did you would probably win. I used so much CWF on this little rocket that it would have a weight disadvantage in a drag race.
 
Weather is looking goreous for both days. Too bad it will just be Tom, Nathan and I. Anyone? Anyone?
 
I just had a crazy scheme to stop at MDRA tomorrow on my way to view the eclipse in SC. I know it's late notice, but could you guys have a NAR L2 test ready for me?
 
I don't plan to fly it but if I did you would probably win. I used so much CWF on this little rocket that it would have a weight disadvantage in a drag race.

Well, if you flew, nobody probably could tell who one because of all the glare off that rocket. I want to see a photo of the eclipse, at any %, reflected off one of your rockets.
 
I just had a crazy scheme to stop at MDRA tomorrow on my way to view the eclipse in SC. I know it's late notice, but could you guys have a NAR L2 test ready for me?

I think Bob keeps copies of the test in the RSO table supplies, but that would have been a question to get answered before now. :wink:
 
Woot, I finally got to drag race my Higgs Rocket against the legendary Tom Cohen! And Bob too. I forget who won...but who cares. Peter got a video so we will know soon :) I flew it again on a D12-5.
 
I just had a crazy scheme to stop at MDRA tomorrow on my way to view the eclipse in SC. I know it's late notice, but could you guys have a NAR L2 test ready for me?

So, were you the guy, parked right next to a family of four, who got his L2 on Saturday?
 
Hollie and I were there all day yesterday (Sunday) small(ish) crowd. Nevertheless, I got four great flights and recoveries.
Flights:
Straight outta Bondage Madcow Pike on an I223 Skidmark,
Big Banana Daddy on an F120 Vmax,
2X Archer on a K454 Skidmark
Ravens MDRM on a G78 Blue Streak.
 
That K skid got my attention! Really liked the bondage rocket. At one point I walked by your camp and rotated it to see the girlfriend sticker. That scheme is worth more than a few chuckles :)
 
That K skid got my attention! Really liked the bondage rocket. At one point I walked by your camp and rotated it to see the girlfriend sticker. That scheme is worth more than a few chuckles :)

I do like that skid!
Trying to upload pics of Bondage, but they keep showing up sideways
 
I forgot to bring the box containing all of my hardware like quick links, shear pins, and av-bay screws! Thanks Dave Greger for lending me all the stuff that I needed to fly some rockets.
 
So, were you the guy, parked right next to a family of four, who got his L2 on Saturday?

Yea. That was me. I saw you there and wanted to introduce myself, but I was consumed with prepping the rocket and managing my 3 kids. I had such a great time, though, that I definitely want to visit again. I'll definitely be there for Red Glare, but I may need to find an excuse to visit sometime between now and then.
 
Yea. That was me. I saw you there and wanted to introduce myself, but I was consumed with prepping the rocket and managing my 3 kids. I had such a great time, though, that I definitely want to visit again. I'll definitely be there for Red Glare, but I may need to find an excuse to visit sometime between now and then.

Oh, you should have! Well, congrats on the L2! That chuff probably saved you some walking distance. First guy to get his L2 with an H motor. :lol:
 
No problem Nathan, glad I could help! I like to make sure no one has an excuse Not to fly!
G-Dog doesnt make excuses, he just makes long conversations until he runs out of time to fly! lol
 
This is the motor I want to do my L2 on. As long as you didn't get the last one I won't be jealous :p

Since the good news coming form CTI, shouldnt be a problem getting them in the near future ( I believe there were 2 left when I got mine!)
I do love that motor in that rocket at the sod farm. I launched the same rocket at Higgs last fall/winter on the K815..... Awesome flight -
here's both flights from the MDRA youtube channel.On The K815 flight, the quick link was loose and came off so the nose fell on its own, but since everything was nice and soft, no damage.

K815 - [video=youtube;eslmZoSzhzw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eslmZoSzhzw&list=PL2LMq2TTPTZoSQz5SH1dqJotl_kufI4Eo&index=6"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eslmZoSzhzw&list=PL2LMq2TTPTZoSQz5SH1dqJotl_kufI4Eo&index=6[/video]

K454 - [video=youtube;HCc9oWV4Qac]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCc9oWV4Qac&index=6&list=PL2LMq2TTPTZod-7FpekML0BK_4Vjam77h"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCc9oWV4Qac&index=6&list=PL2LMq2TTPTZod-7FpekML0BK_4Vjam77h[/video]

One of these days Pete will get my name spelled right!
 
Since the good news coming form CTI, shouldnt be a problem getting them in the near future ( I believe there were 2 left when I got mine!)
I do love that motor in that rocket at the sod farm. I launched the same rocket at Higgs last fall/winter on the K815..... Awesome flight -
here's both flights from the MDRA youtube channel.On The K815 flight, the quick link was loose and came off so the nose fell on its own, but since everything was nice and soft, no damage.

K815 - [video=youtube;eslmZoSzhzw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eslmZoSzhzw&list=PL2LMq2TTPTZoSQz5SH1dqJotl_kufI4Eo&index=6"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eslmZoSzhzw&list=PL2LMq2TTPTZoSQz5SH1dqJotl_kufI4Eo&index=6[/video]

K454 - [video=youtube;HCc9oWV4Qac]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCc9oWV4Qac&index=6&list=PL2LMq2TTPTZod-7FpekML0BK_4Vjam77h"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCc9oWV4Qac&index=6&list=PL2LMq2TTPTZod-7FpekML0BK_4Vjam77h[/video]

One of these days Pete will get my name spelled right!
Thats why i want to use that motor. Also he can't spell my last name even though he was my dads boss for a decade XD
 
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