Some friends of Woody's also showed up with their kids, who were very excited to recover the rockets. This was fine with me, as I have been not feeling my best this week - thanks to these young folk, I did not have to chase after a single rocket. I know... It ought to be considered cheating and beneath a true rocketeer, but being tired, old, and fat should occasionally allow one a little slack. The recovery team was very fast and efficient; all rockets were returned undamaged, and I was most appreciative at not having to schlep my ancient rear across the field.
Duane's Death Star was first off the pad, riding a C6 motor in a long arc to the southeast. It did its usual break apart into streamered fragments upon ejection, which elicited oohs and aahs from the kiddos. My Target bowl saucer was next on a C6-0, followed by Woody's 29 mm scratch built on a composite D. It truly got up and left - burst mode caught only a single frame of it in the tower, and it was gone in the blink of an eye to us human watchers. I don't know how Woody managed to keep track of the rocket, but he did, and was able to direct the recovery crew to its landing spot.
|Duane's Death Star lifts off for Alderaan (Click to|
|My Target saucer on a C6-0 (Click to enlarge).|
|Art's "Pumpkinik" rises on a plume of fire (Click to|
|The F motor in Chuck's corn rocket ignites (Click to|
|Vince's trusty Bertha turns in yet another flight (Click|
|The recovery crew in action (Click to enlarge).|
|Vince's "Death's Head" gets going (Click to enlarge).||A Woody rocket clears the rod (Click to enlarge).|
|Witch Hazel goes for a ride (Click to enlarge).||The Goony Ghost bemoans another flight (Click to |
|Ecto 1 awaits launch (Click to enlarge).||The Spooktacular climbs out of the smoke|
(Photo by Woody - Click to enlarge).
|The Bat spreads its wings on an A8-3 (Click to enlarge)||My Goblin starts its maiden voyage (Click to enlarge).|
|Duane's Cherokee-D sets out to poke a hole in the|
clouds (Click to enlarge).
|The Crappernaut emits noxious smoke|
leaving the rail (Photo by Woody - Click
|The F motor in Duane's "Beast" gets it moving (Photo by Woody -|
Click to enlarge).