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Had some fun yesterday afternoon with my son in our front yard and grapped a few nice photos of some drag racing:

1st one: Model Minutes Flying Spider (C6-3) vs. FlisKits Pheord (B6-0)

Pheord much faster off the pad, but needs a Hemi!
 

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2nd one with Spider and Pheord:
 

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This set is the Estes Snitch (C6-0) verses the Quest Area 51 Saucer (C6-0).

Area 51 is off faster, but eventually the Snitch passes and flies higher
 

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Second one in this set, now dead even.
 

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Last Saucer Drag race was the Art Applewhite 18mm Delta Saucer (B6-0) vs. Art Applewhite 18mm Saucer (B6-0).

Surprisingly to me, the Delta was faster off the pad, but the Smiley Saucer went higher.
 

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Wow! the rocket photos are great, but that whole background scene is really wonderful. Great camera work, and the good lord did a spectacular job on the weather and scene for you also!
 

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Originally posted by Micromister
Wow! the rocket photos are great, but that whole background scene is really wonderful. Great camera work, and the good lord did a spectacular job on the weather and scene for you also!
Well, welcome to Vermont. We don't get to fly too often due to weather, but when we have a nice day.....

Regards,
Nick
 

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great pix! I have admired that spider for quite some time. I will have to look into building one, even if just for the experience :)
 

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This is certainly a unique thread. I suppose in the world of rocketry spools and saucers are a minority. I was certainly entertained by this thread and those great photos!
 

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Eugene,

You coulda just said, "Cool Pix, Nick! Great Job!," like me, OR, you could put in all that and say essentially the same thing! :p

j/k j/k

Cool pix, Nick! Great Job!

Jason
 

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I wish our club system could drag race. I just scored a pile of cheap D12-0s and want to fly my AAW 7.5", 9", Delta, Cone, and Qubit, along with a CHAD Snitch at the next launch. Maybe I need a looooong clipwhip?
 

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Originally posted by rstaff3
I wish our club system could drag race. I just scored a pile of cheap D12-0s and want to fly my AAW 7.5", 9", Delta, Cone, and Qubit, along with a CHAD Snitch at the next launch. Maybe I need a looooong clipwhip?
I didn't need a looooong one, but made one up from two old Estes E-Beam Controllers! Works great.

Nick
 
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