Launch Recap for November 1, 2014

Wind!

Our launch site finally dry, sunny day forecast, and all of a sudden, now we have a wind advisory??  This was the case  on our November 1 launch.  However, we were not totally shutdown.  The wind speed equipment purchased with NAR safety funds came in quite handy to note and keep us in safe operating limits.

We didn’t launch the bigger rockets, and gliders were definitely not on the list of advisable options.   We did still have a good number of folks and the opportunity to enjoy rockets taking off like a Banshee. (literally– one was the Estes Banshee)

In addition to the standard rocket types, several Odd-roc types appeared, including pyramids, saucers, Gyrocs, and spools.  All flew, some better than others, and one -Tom T’s White Knight “like a Banshee” on a G126.  Fast hardly expresses the take off speed.

We kept a particular eye out for smaller rockets which got carried further than usual, and if you lost a small Black and Yellow rocket named Wacky Racer, I have news for you.  We did find it in the neighboring field.  Contact us to work out a return to you!  We think that you left just prior to our recovering it.

See you in December!!

Number of Flights: 41
MotorCountComment
MMX0 
1/4A0 
1/2A3 
A111 cluster
B17 
C4 
D6 
E0 
F0 
G1 
Total Number of Motors: 42
Approximate Total Impulse: 109.53 Ns (equivalent to a medium G motor)
Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply