- Jan 18, 2009
- Reaction score
A great shot of a 24mm Deuce's Wild! on a pair of D12 motors
The Super Glotova took off right after the Onyx... so you were probabily at Hobbytown when I launched it . Don't worry, you can download the vids. Those should be posted soon .Originally posted by r1dermon
yeah doug, that onyx was about 75 feet from me and going at a HIGH rate of speed when it impacted. lol. i was heading to my truck on my way to hobbytown for some epoxy and WHOOOSH, "INCOMING!" lol. when did you shoot the superglotova off? i missed it....i had to get to work so i left at around 3:30. arg. boy, that rocket that speared the ground...that was by far one of the better flights ive seen. too bad that chute didnt open. that was a good rocket.
Don't you think that's a bit negative???Originally posted by Ryan S.
best quote of the launch
"Doug is going to have to get his own liability insurance"
I-ROCs P-Chute and shock cord.Originally posted by Neil
Was anything salvageable this time?
Nope. I was talking about the Aerotech 18mm D13 RMS motor. Only seen one cato... my second RMS flight. It was due to a bad motor casing. Destroyed my Estes Saturn V.Originally posted by Neil
D13? I heard something about those CATOing alot... Did you mean D12? proabably...
Originally posted by Neil
Well, I guess this is rocketry and these things do happen...
We will just have to put you on the "luckless" list along with Bill Spadafora and Craig Whittacre... Crashes just seem to follow you three around...
We really need to find a better launch site so we dont have rockets hanging up in trees, though...
Lol. Doug needs a hug! He had a bad day.Originally posted by rocketdad0934
we had a good day nothing lost and only minor damage due to chutes not opening. I think doug won the scary flight of the day with the onyx that went land shark over the RSO table then Jims table not more than 5 minutes after Jim and I had had a conversation about the weather conference that went like "if you or Doug come to help don't bring anything that is unstable we're trying to promote rocketry not scare them away" when I looked over at Jim he was giving me the look so I says "that was doug not me I only safety checked it" to wich he coould only laugh. of course when my dueces wild left on only one motor to the parking area was a bit scary, the bird was unhurt and after replaceing the burnt motor it flew great.
My dad had something like that happen. It went up and headed straight for the crowd (and all we heard was "HEADS UP! REPEAT, HEADS UP!") and landed about 6 inches away from his car.My other bad flight Bill already mentioned. My Onyx took off with a F37-6W, as soon as it cleared the rail, it made a sharp turn towards the crowd. Very scary... I am sure that Jim thought that a missile was incoming.
Very typical of you. Everything is fixable. You speak like a true rocketeer!Thats right... it landed in power lines... however... the booseter was hanking low enough that it could be reached if you stood on something... and trucks coult hit it (it was hanging over an intersection). A neighbor already called the power comapny... but when some kits started messing with it (trowing stuff at it), the cops showed up, and a fire truck showed up. The police called the power comapny again... and finally they showed.up. Generally speacking... everything was relaxed. The cops and firefighters new about rocketry and were asking all kinds of question... the fire fighters even drove to the launch site to check out the launch after the ordeal was over. The Magnum's damage is repairable by ordering a couple lengths of tubing.
I am so happy for you! You look at the glass has half full, not half empty.I do have good news though... The Super Glotova had a PERFECT FLIGHT!!!