Looks Ok. Not nose diving or stalling.In my video above, does the Shuttle look like it's balanced for flight, or do I need to add the clay to the aft?
No, pre-assembled would be RTF (Ready to Fly) or E2X (Easy to Assemble).The Saturn V Skylab and 1B are listed as Master level. Will they be preassembled?
I reviewed the Manufacturer's Forum and realized I got confused with the SLS which is a RTF. Bill promised the Saturns to be released in December, and we'll have lots of choices for us to spend our money for presents.No, pre-assembled would be RTF (Ready to Fly) or E2X (Easy to Assemble).
Master level would translate to challenging.
Make that very challenging.
First, for those who are watching your vids, I made a discovery that probably most other forum members being smarter than me already know. YouTube has multiple playback resolutions! For reasons I don’t understand, my system (at least on the IPad, which is what I mostly use for watching) defaults to 360p. I have enjoyed your videos at that resolution, but when I checked setting and changed it it 720—WOW! Things just popped. So anyone watching these that DOESN’T already know this, check the settings on the playback window. On the bad side, your sweat stained back is much more obvious at 720p......The winds were very light this morning with several rockets returning near the launch. However, it was very humid, probably because the recent rain water was actively evaporating off the grassy field. Fortunately, it wasn't too muddy. The main problem was when sweat from my forehead dripped into my eyes when I looked up. I'll remember to always bring my sweat band for underneath my hat.
Started with testing the assembled Shuttle glider. I'm not sure if the clay needs to be added to the tail. I don't want the glider to go into the canal.
This was my first attempt at an egg launcher, which of course failed. The instructions recommend B6-2, B6-4, C5-3, C6-3, C6-5. So this being my first launch, I went with the B6-4. Next time, I'll try the C5-3 instead.
I'm not sure what happened to the phone video of the Mini Comanche-2. I guess the humidity was getting to me. I also lost the flight video to the Mercury Redstone so will try that one again, again.
I have four SD cards to switch between the rockets in case I lose the video camera. It appears I tried to insert an unformatted card into the camera after the Redstone. This may have been my issue last time also. I was gonna try it with the Mars Longship and Protostar, but I wanted to use the SQ11 and the humidity was kicking my butt so holding off on those until next time.
The flight video for the LEO was very stable. The rocket takes up little more than half of the screen but it's fun to look at. That's why I'm hoping to get a good side video of the Mercury Redstone. Despite what I said in the video, the Redstone was half the altitude as before, which I suspect was erroneous before.
00:00 Testing the Shuttle glider
00:34 Elite Egg Lofter
01:38 Mini Comanche-2
03:43 Flight video
04:12 Mercury Redstone 198ft
05:09 V2 295ft
06:27 Flight video
07:13 Honest John 361ft
08:16 Flight video
Actually, it's a bit more challenging than some of the rockets geared for younger kids. The tail cone on the booster is made up of two paper transitions, which can be challenging.
No...it is just the Estes manufactures a lot of Rockets to get Kids into the Hobby.....but hey you like it, so go ahead...I just had to stick my 2 cents in...sorry. and the extra work of finishing those fins (incl cutting)...I just discarded the kit in my mind.......but hey I like the Alien Probe which also was a kiddie ..until he like a tree better than mother earth.I didn’t realize there was a maximum age.
Hawaii has an interstate highway?Had a blast at a new park (for me) with my son and Kurinin. The Kamehameha Community Park is slightly smaller than the usual park we go to, so launching mostly B's and C's for the heavier rockets. Kurinin launched minis and micros. I didn't catch the names of some of his rockets.
If the wind is too high, then the rocket could end up on the interstate highway but if they were worried about that, they wouldn't have built the large baseball diamond facing the busy traffic.
“decision to designate Interstate routes in Hawaii may become clearer by adding that the Interstate System is more than just a series of connected highways. It is also a design concept, with highways designed to handle high volumes of traffic safely and efficiently at freeway speeds. Moreover, the Interstate System is not limited to routes passing through two or more States. Many Interstates, such as circumferentials/beltways and spurs, are confined to one State.”Hawaii has an interstate highway?
I count 57 plus the 7 or so that I lost. Lately, about half are kits and half are clones.Dude you are cranking them out. How many rockets have you built this year?
I figure by closing my eyes, looking away, and handing the box over to the teacher. At least in theory...I foresee donating some of my built rockets in the future as well. Dunno how I'm going to eventually part with my scratchbuilds though.