We had a total of 7 fliers with 37 flights burning 43 motors. Total Impulse was 6620ns which is about equivalent to an AT M1315W motor.
|Motor Type||# Flown|
|AMRAAM 3||Aura||Blue Orbit||Bullpup|
|Mini BBX||Mini Magg||Nike Apache||Onyx|
|Patriot-18||Patriot-24||Patriot (NCR)||Sidewinder (1/2 Scale)|
|Silver Streak||Sky Dancer||Sky Writer||Snarky|
Drew also passed his written exam and is on his way to L2 (Go Drew)
Sorry about the cases Drew. I've felt your pain.
Lee had a great flight out of his AMRAAM 3. on an H112FJ.
Jay had some cool flights. His 2 stage was cool. His Sidewinder on a G77R was nice. But that Nike Apache on an I300T was awesome.
Bryan had 3 really great flights out of his Escape Velocity with DD on a I357T, I600R, and J350W to 5960' for his L2. Also he had his Mini BBX with an H180W drouge open but the main did not.
Drew got a great flight out of his Aura on a G40W. That thing was gone. His AMRAAM flew nice on a F24W but lost it's cone and drifted away, along with his case.
Frankindaddy had to be there. His Callisto ripped off the pad on an I154FJ for a great flight only to kick the case at about 4K (even with a retainer in place).
Dennis flew his SkyWriter on an AT C6-5W followed up with a D24T for punch. His D-Arrow, Onyx, and Snarky all had great flights on F24Ws even though the Snarky came back with a mean zipper. His Sparrow Hawk had a great flight on a G77R.
Joe put his taser up for maiden voyage on a C6-5. He also put up 3 Patriot missles on D21T, E15W and G80 Roadrunner. All great flights. Love them D21s. I missed the Stinger. Was it recovered? Estimated altitude of 3400' on a E15W. Eliminator went on a F21W. Joe's Lance Beta and Intercepter G ripped off the pad on G80 Roadrunner motors though his Intercepter G popped a fin. Fixable. The G-Force was on a great flight on a G80T but went ballistic. (ouch) Last flight of the day was Joe's Mini-Magg on an I211W. When the motor finally lit off the 3rd igniter try, the delay grain started burning but the motor ignition delayed a few seconds before lift-off. When the motor lit it flew great but fired the ejection charge right at motor burnout. The nosecone separated and popped a fin. Fixable.
Then there was me. My first flight was my Blue Orbit on 3-Ellis Mountain F20s. One motor fired on the hit, a second fired as it cleared the rod for a cool flight but the third failed to fire. So I put it in my J-Hawk for an aerial display you had to see to appreciate. My Coyote 2 looked like one of NASA's test vehicles gone awry on an E15W. My Tiny Pterydactol had a sweet flight on a G79W followed by my Tehys on an I364 Black Max.
OH, I forgot to mention the ambiance. Fort Knox was having target practice with their tanks, so while we were shooting rockets there were sound effects in the background all day which I thought was cool.
Thanks. Everyone had a great time.
Next Launch March 10, 2007 at MSP
See ya there, Darryl