A rocket leaves the pad under G motor power at Southern Thunder 2014.
|Slowed down version of the above (Click to enlarge).|
- Odd'l Rockets Birdie - very good altitude on an A10-3T. I love this flying badminton birdie - quick to prep (just insert motor) and it always lands close to the pad.
- My trusty Centuri RX-16 clone - Rockets had been landing in the Christmas trees to the south, so I opted to fly it on clustered B6-4's (2). It had a Perfectflite altimeter on board, which showed a peak altitude of 258 feet. I will download the flight profile for analysis later this week.
- Estes Constellation clone - Nice straight flight on a B6-4. I turned down several offers of tick passengers for the clear plastic payload section from rocketeers infested with the vermin.
- Estes Alpha (1960's decor) - Decent flight on an A8-3. Trying to use these motors as much as possible, as I have about eleventy billion of them.
- Centuri Screaming Eagle clone - Beautiful flight on on a B6-4. Landed between the rows of Christmas trees.
- Estes Mean Machine clone - Fishtailed a bit on the E9-6 motor. Nice altitude, but it landed near the top of a big tree to the Southwest. Recovery not possible, so this one is a loss - Its first flight was its last flight. On the plus side, Nate's Mean Machine flew superbly, and he recovered it near the Christmas trees. Here's the video of the launch:
More later this week - have much to unpack before I get to sleep.