We were really excited to be able to fly in April with absolutely clear blue skies. The higher and variable direction winds in the morning caused us to limit our flying to smaller engines, but the afternoon, we were in full swing launching several mid power birds, particularly with three TARC teams present. WELCOME to Russ, just settled from up north, Eddy, and Julie (who flew their first scratchbuilt rockets today!) and all from the TARC teams! We’re glad that you came despite the chilly temps! We had a full day of shooting right up to the last rack just past 3:00PM.
Tom D’s “lost in the tree but recovered and rebuilt” lawndart started the day, with an almost true to the name separation and airframe core sample. Malcolm B’s. Shuttle Express took the most flights for the day. The Odd Roc theme produced some Egg Spoon variety rockets which gyroed back to earth. We also saw some gliders, saucers and Russ’ flying lampshade.
Robb also brought out his Outlander which also sustained minor damage after the Aerotech E21 CATOed on the pad. It seems that we had a bad batch of E motors!. Strange. We could not explain the unusually high volume of casing failures on the single use motors.
Additional photographs from the April launch are on Roger’s PayloadBay.com web site.