Tripoli Vegas Springfest

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  1. Feb 10, 2019 #1

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    It's that time again. The launch will be held March 15,16&17 at Jean dry lake. Come on out and join us.
     
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    Planning on it.
     
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    Wish I could make it! No better place than Jean Dry Lake bed.
     
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    Trying really hard to be there!
     
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    Still the one I miss the most.
    Launch one for me.

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    PLANNING ON IT
     
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    Sure wished I could come. But I retire in 6 months, so maybe next year. Be nice to stop dealing with trees.
     
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    Hope YOUR lakebed is faring better than Lucerne Valley... no signs of the rains letting up anytime soon.
     
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    It rained quite a bit this week. Fingers crossed for a dry lakebed next month!
     
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    I saw that the 15 was closed around Jean for a few hours Sunday night/Monday morning due to snow!

    Mike (saving all my recyclables to cash in and spend on raffle tickets)
     
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    Crazy, right!? There more forecast for later this week too. As long as it stops soon, the lakebed should be great by SpringFest. <fingers crossed>
     
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    One more week I can't wait.....
     
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    Is the lakebed OK? We're in yet another rainy cycle on the west coast this week, though it looks like low intensity for the next few days. I've always enjoyed flying on Jean Dry Lake, great site and super chill crew.
     
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    Possible rain on Monday before the launch but clear after that according to forecast. If it does it will be dry by then.
     
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    I hope it dries out. I would like to come up either Friday or Sunday. (I have a previous commitment on Saturday.)

    Our lakebed at Lucerne has an inconvenient lake in it...
     
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    Extended forecast looks really promising. Just worried we won't be able to get thru avalanche alley on I-70.
     
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    Fingers crossed ...
     
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    I'm planning to attend Sat and Sunday. Fleet is ready.

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    AeroTech Consumer Aerospace will be there on Saturday to do a little EX. We have a few M motors to fly and a pink flame propellant to demo. Should be fun.
     
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    Some shots from Saturday. Thanks to everyone for hanging out and getting in some great flying!

    (It only allows 10 photos per post, so I'll break this up.
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    The rest of my shots from Saturday...
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    Shots from Sunday...
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    Here's a shot from my Broken Arrow 54's maiden flight:
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    ...and the rest from Sunday.

    Here's another shot from my Broken Arrow 54's maiden flight:

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    And my twins rockin' someone's speeder! IMG_0610_crop.jpg IMG_0667_crop.jpg IMG_0683_crop.jpg IMG_0707_crop.jpg IMG_0728_crop.jpg
     
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    To the MotoJoe crew it was fun but we missed you all out there. Hope the weather has gotten better.
     
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    Returned to Jean Dry Lake Bed to launch during Tripoli Las Vegas's Springfest, St. Patrick Day weekend March, 2019. Planned to launch Friday and Saturday 5 rockets. While bright, clear, and sunny Friday was blown out.

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    Snow on near by mountains and Seven Magic Mountains art installation.

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    Saturday was calm in the morning and I managed to get 4 flight out before wind pickup too much.

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    Had my new Madcow Trinity kit out for its first flight a central 54 mm and 3 29mm motors for air start. Worked great on J800T air starting three G64Ws.
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    Fun, fun, fun.... loved going into town at night.

    Video of my flights:

     

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