Discussion in 'Oddrocs' started by Daddyisabar, Dec 5, 2014.
I assumed the seal bark was a Silkie come ashore to admire the handsome Pict.
The only problem is that a shore line has not existed here since the rocks were formed about 290-296 million years ago when the Ancestral Rocky Mountains were eroded during the Pennsylvanian epoch. Later, uplift during the Laramide orogeny tilted the rocks to the angle at which they sit today. Given that time frame the Pict fossil is brand new, all leading up to a crazy flight lasting only seconds.
It's the Circle of Life. Hakuna Mutata.
That would be cool if I launched it when Elton John was at Red Rocks. With 3 N motors you could see it from the audience.
You could launch it at zero hour, 9 am. The mighty Pict warrior, burning' out his fuse up there alone. He's not the man they think he is at home.
Picts in space!
Flew for the fifth time today. Each time the back gets a little more burned. Thanks to my recovery team for finding it in the cat tails.
The Pict flew better than the squid in a slight breeze.
Man, I had totally forgotten about this one! Did if fly before or after the GDS? If before, I bet the RSO didn't bat an eye at the latter.
This one flew after GDS. It flew the best it ever has so it is kid tested, mother approved. Just like a 3/4FNC no one even bats an eye, just ho hum, another undead oddroc,no big deal. Since you have to load it on the launch rod through the skull and around the chute before you take it out to the pad, they just waived me through - another whacked out pop bottle rocket.
Here is a video of the flight from a couple weeks ago. Thanks to Paul for the video!
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Here are some pictures of the Pict recovery from the swap. He was holed up, not wanting to be found by the Romans.
Undead rockets rule. Totally dead ones, not so much Glad he emerged from the swamp.
Some of the spectators in the video yearned for the safety of Hadrian's Wall, it will keep all the things that go bump in the night behind it and forever off in the fringes. Others went out into the field for some pretty pictures.
Update. Again on the sixth flight only two motors lit. It did not fly as well on two motors this time as it hung up on the rod a bit. Off the top of the rod it arced over, hit the ground next to the pad and spun around in tight - land snake circles until the awesome power of the two F 15s was spent. Then POP!, the top of his head blew off and out came the chute and dog barf brains right on the ground. Good thing the conditions were damp and that short gramma grass is very hard to set on fire. Good thing too only I and the Prefect had shown up for the launch. It was cool to see it crash in a worst case flight scenario with no one around. After that a new member showed up and we did a Level one cert before the weather rolled in.
Taped back up he now sits in the basement and one plugged F15-0 motor languishes in the box.
Perhaps someone could edit the posts to allow the videos to work? I wanna see them in thread if possible.
The Google doc URL in post 40 doesn't go anywhere but I fixed the video on post 29
Doh, I just submitted a request for the forum software to recognize youtu.be URLs. Just lost my example.
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