MDRA---the Return to Higgs Farm

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  1. Oct 15, 2019 #1

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    The dates are up on the club website(sort of)...so..it is officially, official.

    MDRA @ Higgs Farm dates (so far):

    Nov --->16th/17th (sat/sun)
    Dec --->14th/15th (sat/sun)

    Launch times generally run about 9 AM to 4 PM-ish on both Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting of course. etc ...etc...etc.

    https://mdrocketry.org
     
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    Woo hoo! :cool:
     
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    Great! I was just checking the calendar, looking forward to getting back to Higgs Farm, I'll be there one of those weekends.
     
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    Damn, I'm gonna be visiting VT that weekend. Guess I won't be back up till December since I also missed this months launch.
     
  5. Oct 16, 2019 #5

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    Where are your priorities, man?!? Just kidding. Enjoy the lovely north.
     
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    Engineering is hard :p
    I have my own lathe now and I hope to fly some 18mm EX motors in December. Depending on how much time I get I may be able to fly them at the first battlepark launch.
     
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    Sorry Glenn I didn't see you already started a thread on this, I advised the MOD they can delete my thread.

    As for HIGGS!! its Super Cool, I'm shooting for Nov 16/17
     
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    I'd like to see one of those!
     
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    Here you go. Forward closures are finalized as well. Still need to make some steel nozzles for myself and work on making graphite nozzles to sell.
     
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    Cool!
     
  11. Nov 10, 2019 #11

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    I am so glad to say that Sandy and I are most definitely going to be at the Higgs launch..
    We'll be there for the day on Saturday only..
    It's always so exciting going back to Higgs with MDRA..
    What a great field, what a great club..
    Always such a sweet launch with the MDRA crew,,
    always such great hospitality from Tommy Higgs..

    We'll see you all on Saturday.. ( Can't wait, lol..)

    Teddy

    I just checked the weather..
    A bit cold, but still beautiful...
    It's gonna be some launch...
     
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    Clear skies and sunny, but we'll be watching the wind. May hit 16 MPH. Dress warmly!
     
  13. Nov 13, 2019 at 4:20 PM #13

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    Wind forecast looks bad, especially Saturday. Just cancelled my hotel reservation.
     
  14. Nov 13, 2019 at 7:01 PM #14

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    Gonna be cold and very windy. Fortunately, the rockets I'll be launching don't have much paint on them.
     
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    Are you bringing the "O" motor? Or the O motor rocket?
     
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    No. The motor hasn't been made yet. I was toying with the idea of bringing the rocket as a show and tell. But I'll wait for a nicer day for that.
     
  17. Nov 17, 2019 at 9:02 PM #17

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    Some onboard footage from Saturday:
     
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    That was an awesome flight, I've got some ground footage in mine, starting around 2:50. Also, @BradMilkomeda 's H550 flight, and Bat-Mite's Mega Nuke.

     
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    Nice video. I wish I could have come down. Gotta work tonight.
     
  20. Nov 17, 2019 at 11:07 PM #20

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    Got my level 1 flight in.

    Everything came down under parachute...just forgot the quick link to tie both halves together.

     
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    Ah nuts, I saw that flight, it looked good. It seemed like it was intended to come down in two separate parts.
     
  22. Nov 17, 2019 at 11:15 PM #22

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    Zero damage other than a little rail rash. Built it like a tank, has a parachute to protect the paint and what it might land on.
     
  23. Nov 18, 2019 at 1:38 AM #23

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    I flew my Formula 150 to 6600 ft on a L1365 Metalstorm today (75mm AT motor in CTI hardware). That was the first time I'd seen a Metalstorm. Pretty cool, it's a sparky motor but with white smoke instead of gray smoke like a Skidmark. Perfect flight, but it landed in the gravel quarry property which is off limits. I eventually recovered it a couple of hours later after the wind dragged it about 200 yards to near the road.
     

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