The Captain's Personal Launch Report, LUNAR Snow Ranch 04/01/17

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qquake2k

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It was yet ANOTHER gorgeous day at the Ranch! Temperature in the 70's, nice breeze, sunny with a few high clouds. It was very well attended, Olga counted 120 cars. Couldn't ask for a better rocket day!

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qquake2k

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I launched two, the first of mine was the maiden flight of my 9ft tall scratch built Meaner Machine, on a G64W. I had it drilled for 7 seconds, I think 8 would have been better. Regardless, it was a very nice flight.

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The second of mine was the maiden flight of my scratch built Pink Hornet. The motor was my first DMS, an H115 Dark Matter. Olga got an awesome launch photo! The motor must have swelled somewhat, it was difficult to pull it out. But I do love me a good Dark Matter motor! I used a 3ft Rocketman chute on it, which worked very well. I was very happy with the flight.

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I got up video of Robert's Ventris on an H135, I believe.

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qquake2k

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This is Kit's Goblin on an I366 Redline. Awesome flight. Olga got a great launch photo, the flame is longer than the rocket!

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Can I say once again how wonderful Olga is? She retrieved both of my rockets, and even climbed the hill to get Kit's! She also cleaned my motor case. Who could ask for a better rocket friend?

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Excellent report, thanks for sharing. Love dark matter, A few questions.

How high did the meaner machine go on the G?

Most important, what did you cook for lunch (or launch depending on how you think)?

Ogla is like a rocketry uber, lucky guy (Kit too).
 

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Open Rocket said about 1200ft on the G64, and it probably reached that. My Altimeter One got demolished in the 5 Times core sample. In addition to 5lbs of Haloes, we ate pineapple sausage, some of Olga's homemade banana nut bread, and she brought some of her mother-in-law's Russian piroshki. We ate well!

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Nice report, beautiful location (and rocketry friend), great flights! Thanks for sharing qquake. BTW, what's your YouTube channel name? I can't link to YouTube on my company server/computer, but I can on my Kindle Fire and I can search for your videos on that.
 
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