|A B6-4 pushes Big Betty off the pad (Click to enlarge).||Duane's Goth rocket on an Aerotech F32 (Click to enlarge).|
Duane and I quickly set up his launch rail and my LPR camera tripod pad after arriving at the field; Big Betty would be up first, and she left the rod around 4:15, soaring to a couple hundred feet on a B6-4. Duane then launched his black-and-red Goth geezer TARC rocket, which had its flight recorded by a family friend from Texas. She was a complete rocket novice, having only flown water rockets in her youth, and was very interested in the goings on. It was nice seeing the enthusiasm and answering her questions - very different from the usual "rocket smack talk" normally heard at our launches. Anyway, the Goth rocket reached 815 feet and was down in about 40 seconds. Not too shabby, but Duane was determined to do better, so he started prepping for flight #2.
|Bertha lifts off to an audience (Click to enlarge).||Beulah is a blur as she clears the rod (Click to enlarge).|
|Beulah's flight profile as reported by the Jolly Logic Altimeter 3 (Click to enlarge).|