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the little Estes wizard was little more than a blur on a C6 motor!
 

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this wasnt' really supposed to be its own thread...
oh well
here's a pic of the baby bertha picking up speed
 

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here's another one...not sure which model.
 

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the cheetah moved out slowly on the E9 powerplant!
 

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here she is reaching the end of the powered phase of her flight...
 

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she landed on top of a batting cage
 

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here's my scratchbuilt taking flight
 

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Very nice photo set, Looks like you had a great flying day:)
 

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Nice pics, looks like you had a great time.
I wish the weather here would settle down so I can get some flying done.
 

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How far back does everyone stand when they take pics and videos?

BTW, did you recover the Wizard after flying on the C6? :)
 

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I try to get as close to the pad as is safe. The zoom on my camera is limited, and the farther back I go, the worse the pics get. The downside of being so close is that it gives me much less window to actually get a shot of the rocket in flight, since it zooms off the upper side of my frame very fast!

WW
 

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In that case, how close can one be to the launch pad of LPR launches and still be relatively safe? :)
 

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The NAR code states that you have to be at least 15 feet away for D motors down, and 30 for E-G.
 

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Oh, right, 15 feet per NAR guidelines :) Once I get a camera in my hands I have no fear :rolleyes:
 

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came down nice and close with its streamer.
wind was calm with occasional gusts to 5 mph or so
only one that didn't make it back was the Star Dart which took a wrong turn at the top of the launch rod and arced to the east instead of the west. wind was from the southwest, so i knew it wasn't coming home as it flew high and fast into the sky...what a beautiful flight it made, chute popped at around 2000' and even with a big hole in the middle, gently dropped the model behind some tall trees over ------> that hill...inside Lake of the Pines, a gated community.
:(

next time i'll bring a 12v launcher so i can burn some of these AP motors

:eek:
 
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