|The Falcon Rocketeers get ready to weigh their rocket before a flight (Click to enlarge).|
|Hope Rising prepping Headhunter for its first flight of the day (Click to enlarge).|
I stopped by the field on my way home from work to find the Hope Rising team setting up for their first practice flight. The rocket weather cocked a bit in the 8 mph wind, reaching a low peak altitude of 730 feet. Drifting about 100 yards to the northeast, the payload section decided to plop itself in the branches of a tree, about 20 feet or so off the ground. Fortunately, it was recovered without damage. The sustainer... well, that's a different story.
|Headhunter on the pad (Click to enlarge).||And in the air (Click to enlarge).|
|The sustainer after being run over by the car (Click to enlarge).|