Today was sunny and comfortable, with temps in the mid-60's. It would have been perfect, except for the wind out of the south, which was a blustery 10 to 15 mph. However, that did not discourage me from flying a few - after all, windy days are why we have the lower impulse motors. Also, the two Pope John Paul II teams - Jurassic TARC and Falcon Rocketeers - were going to be out practicing and I wanted to take a gander at their progress.
|Marc's rocket streaks upward on a B6 motor (Click to|
|Vince's rocket leaves the pad (Click to enlarge).|
|Jurassic TARC's rocket acts into the wind (Click to|
|My Sizzler blasts off as Jurassic TARC looks on|
(Click to enlarge).
|The NEO Standard leaps for blue sky on an A8-3 (Click|
|The instrumented RX-16 starts its test flight (Click to|
I will give more details on the RX-16 flight and the performance of the Chute Release in my next post. But I would like to end with a shout out to Perfectflite, who repaired my damaged PNUT altimeter free of charge. They are truly a class act, and it is no wonder their electronics are widely used within the rocket community. My sincere thanks to them!