Discussion in 'Galleries / Photo & Video Tips' started by Bat-mite, Apr 25, 2016.
Wow...that is a good one, too bad about the rocket! I got a series from my own failed launch- "buddy" of mine talked me into flying an H399 for my L1 cert motor, and said his 38/29mm LOC adapter would work. I was dumb and believed him, and got the following sequence:
Love the fact that the motor and case did a fly-by (AWAY from the flight line, thankfully!). Case turned up about 6 months later thanks to a fellow club member. I've since learned not to trust that guy OR cardboard adapters for high thrust flights!
That is a great shot! I would be okay sacrificing a rocket if I ended up with a shot like that! Nice looking rocket as well.
Oddly, that link is blocked here at work. Category: lingerie & swimwear LOL...
I thought I saw a bikini on that rocket.
Weird! It's the photo site for the guy that takes the Red Glare pics every year.
It works for me. That Warp 9 had a little push.
Looks more like a blow thru
Now that's a cool picture!!! Too bad for the rocket though
Cool pic, but I'm so sad about the rocket-I loved that great paint job! Somewhere here on TRF is a pic of it in it's pristine glory days.
I had a LOC MMA fail a couple of monthes ago in a Funk Saucer night flite.. AT 210-R 29/240 ..
The fiber ring on the end of the MMA tube failed..it 'sheared' in half ...one part still taped to the saucer ...one part still attached to the MMA with motor taped in.
I would have had to epoxied fillets on to the ring full height to avoid this in the future or clone up some crap plywood cheapies...
Very nice shot. I rarely get that good of a photo.
Here is the best CATO photograph in my gallery. The rocket is mine, the "Generic Four Inch" flying on it's 69th EX motor (never been flown on a commercially manufactured motor). The photograph was taken by the fastest finger in the Southeast, Jim Livingston, one of the best rocket photography people alive today. The date was October 28, 2017.
This weekend I take the rebuilt GFI to Camden, South Carolina for it's first flight since the rebuild.
this was almost an awesome shot-
This photo is also courtesy of Jim Livingston. The forward closure failed. Fortunately the rocket was built with a forward bulk plate in the booster causing the motor to exit with only a damaged motor retainer. He sure is "quick on the shutter".
When I shot LDRS34, I got something stupid like 700 shots of various CATOs.
To avoid flooding the thread, heres an album with the best 19 shots- https://www.flickr.com/photos/31757945@N05/albums/72157698710939265
Remember that cartoon where the kid launches a rocket and it skywrites "Fail"? This is close.
Great to here you're coming to this weekends launch.
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