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JDcluster

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We will be having our monthly launch this weekend!
Sept 4 & 5 at our normal launch site.
Both days are commercial motors only, no EX as posted previously.

For furter details see the web site:

http://www.metrarocketclub.org



There all fiexed

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Originally posted by JDcluster
We will be having our monthly launch this weekend!
Sept 3 & 4 at our normal launch site.
3rd and 4th?

Or 4th and 5th?

Which ever, I'll be there Saturday.
 

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I am not going unfortunantly. But from what I hear, there are going to be some awesome launches
 

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Originally posted by Ryan S.
I am not going unfortunantly. But from what I hear, there are going to be some awesome launches
Mine may not be awesome, but I'll get my exercise. I have 11 loaded.
 

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mom shot me down hard on this one.

"think we can go to watch mo--"
"no."
 

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Originally posted by DynaSoar
Mine may not be awesome, but I'll get my exercise. I have 11 loaded.
Cool though. I hear there may be some skids. ;)
 

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Originally posted by Ryan S.
Cool though. I hear there may be some skids. ;)
There were some masssive, monstrous, scary scary AMW things that pounded your lungs and spat fire, smoke, sparks and crackled like a bonfire played by Ted Nugent. They were just too cool.

Flight report:

Semi-Three (tri-monocopter; three piece "maple leaf" recovery): B6-4. Good flight, complete separation; parts landed close together.

LOC Vulcanite: G35-4. Nice straight flight, ejection just before apogee, good recovery.

LOC Weasel: F21-4. Very pretty flight. Ejection well before apogee but recovery OK.

NCR Renegade-X: F50-4. Straight boost, ejection at or before apogee, very long, lazy descent on its original chute. I need more chutes like this.

AT Wart Hog: G35-4. Good boost, apogee earlier than expected (big flat base?), ejection at apogee, good recovery.

Klingon Quantum Topedo: E9-4. Great flight despite corkscrew just off the rod; drew comments. Good eject and recovery.

Sandman Mark II (Mechtayu): 3 x E9-6. Very good boost, ejection just after apogee. Chute didn't eject. Came down drifting & horizontal. Drifted over dirt field. Broke a fin and chipped transition on landing. Had it landed on the grass field, probably would have survived.

ASP Kappa-9-M: E9-4. Good flight, ejection before apogee. Spiralled during descent and came down fast, but no damage.

Rock-A-Chute Mark III: E9-4. 3 foot rod was too short, tipped off and went over dirt field. Ejection and recovery OK.

Thunderchild: 3 x C5-3. Nice flight, ejection at apogee. Lost chute and came down horizontal. Landed on grass, no damage.

PHITS Punching Holes In The Sky) 29mm mach buster: F-21-4. Arrow straight screaming straight up. Ejection way before apogee (could have coasted for 10 seconds). Lost chute and lawn darted big time. Felt thud in ground 50 yards away. Only superficial damage.


Had problems with two Copperheads that had been bent too tight in package and cracked when I tried to straighten them. Asked to buy some from Hanger 11. He gave me two.

The METRA people were very friendly and helpful. I had a great time and send them my thanks. Too bad I'm moving away. I'd drive the 100 miles to fly with them every month.
 

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Unfortunately I wasn't able to stay long ( the heat & had prior commitments)
I was able to fly 1 rocket on an L to 5300 ft.


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There was an M Skidmark on Saturday afternoon. Very awesome!

Perfect weather on Sat, but cool and windy on Sun. Not to mention the technical difficulties on Sun.

I got off two E's, three F's, One G, and two I's. Cracked one fin and lost no rockets.
 

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Originally posted by DynaSoar
There were some masssive, monstrous, scary scary AMW things that pounded your lungs and spat fire, smoke, sparks and crackled like a bonfire played by Ted Nugent. They were just too cool.
haha yeah that is what I was talking about. Anybody got any pictures....Joel???
 

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