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Personal Launch Report - Tripoli Las Vega Octoberfest, Jean, NV

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robbdm

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My first launch since pandemic started, last flew at Tripoli San Diego HOVOC launch in March, 2020. Hopefully, spring will bring new regional launches.

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Good to be back at Jean Dry Lake. Near perfect weather. Hot, sunny, breeze Friday giving way to calm rest of the week. I didn't go to town this trip.

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I launch six rockets this time... two stage, air start, dark matters, etc.

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For 10 years in rocketry I've suffer with popups being beaten by the wind.... I've move to canopy and don't have to worry.

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Here is a video of my flights.

 

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Is the canopy custom? If not could you share the link, looks great
 

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Is the canopy custom? If not could you share the link, looks great
It is a kit from Canopies and Tarps. You get the tarp, metal parts, and bungees. I ordered the legs end caps from the website too and got the 1 3/8 chain link fence poles from home depot. I just cut the poles to length per instructions. You can pick color of tarp.

Here is the link on what I ordered.

Poles are transportation problem but if you have trailer, racks on car, etc works out.

I stake down and didn't worry about the wind.
 
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Thanks for sharing, maybe pole couplers could be a solution for length.

It's a great canopy setup u have
 

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Don't suppose there's much need for GPS out on the dry lake need. I used to visit my asphalt client nearby about 10 years ago.
 

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