BlueSkies46 Report
December 11, 2010

It was great to get back to Simms Farm even though we got rained out around 12:45pm.

We had 8 fliers with 15 flights and 15 motors burned. Thats one flight every 14 minutes. The total impulse was 2468 N-sec. (Aerotech K458W) .

Motor breakdown:

  • 1/8A - 0
  • 1/4A - 0
  • 1/2A - 0
  • A - 1
  • B - 0
  • C - 3
  • D - 3
  • E - 1
  • F - 1
  • G - 2
  • H - 2
  • I - 2
  • J - 0
  • K - 0
  • L - 0

    Flyers and their Birds.
    Name Flights Comments
    Joe Magginnis 3
    1. Snitch (C6-0) .
    2. BatRay (F45-6) Recovered by Matt near river tree line.
    3. Goblin (I229) Ejection did not ignite and whistling rocket was buried up to the fins. Model material for the bone yard.
    Jeff Caldwell 2
    1. Honest John Maxi (G53-7FJ) Good Flight. Took a while to recover model.
    2. Miranda (H220T-M) Nice flight. A bit of a walk for recovery but no damage.
    Matthew Magginnis 2
    1. EX-200 (A10-3T) Nice straight flight. Good height.
    2. Magician (E9-6) Nice lift off. Took a while to recover due to the wind. Lost Nose Cone.
    Jon Owens 2
    1. Outlaw (C6-7) Great Flight.
    2. Eliminator (D5) Good Flight. Recovery not too far away.
    Ed Seward 2
    1. Goblin (D12-7) Good Flight. Took a while to recover model.
    2. Renegade D (D12-5) Nice flight. A bit of a walk for recovery but no damage.
    Dennis Stevens 2
    1. Onyx (G33) Took 3 tries to ignite. Good flight. Good height.
    2. Quasar (I540) Nice quick lift off. Lost model. Looked for it after the launch but could not find it.
    Darryl Hankes 1
    1. 38mm Mongoose (H225) Good quick Flight. Ejection Charge did not go off and model lawn darted. Extensive damage will require a bit of repair work.
    Jeromie Magginnis 1
    1. Snitch (C6-0) Nice flight with a close landing.

    The day was shortened by rain to 3-1/2 hours but it sure was nice to be back at the farm.
    The fields were muddy and the winds took the models to the NorthWest away from the pads.

    The HPR waiver was used by most of the fliers but the low clouds kept the motors to no more than a J.

    Jeff, the Honest John and Miranda are fine rockets and I enjoyed shooting them on the flip.

    Ed, Good to see ya again. Your renegade D is a beautiful bird both on the ground and in flight.

    Dennis, Sorry about the loss. I always enjoy launching with you.

    Matt, Thanks for launching the Magician and EX-200. Both flew great. Thanks for helping me by recovering my rockets.

    Jeromie, Glad you could make it home for Logan's 1st birthday and make our BRS launch on the same day. Thanks for helping out. Now you can understand why we like the farm for launching our bigger stuff.

    Jon, thanks for joining BSR. Check it out on the members page on the web site. Hopefully we can get you to L1 soon.

    Darryl, Thanks for all your help. Enjoy shooting with you.

    We all had a good hike or two in the mud due to the winds that carried the models a ways.

    If anyone has pictures they are willing to share please send them to me at:

    Our next launch is scheduled for January 8, 2011 at Sims Farm with ADC Park as a back up. Come and have fun. Hope to see ya all then.

    Stay tuned to this web site for launch schedule updates.

    See you there.

    Joe Magginnis

    END 12/12/2010 END