I woke up to a nice morning so I decided to go fly. I had a few rockets that had never flown as well as one that I couldn’t wait to see in the air. Had a little bit of damage to some ships but a good day over all.
Aerobee Hi, SC Drone, Fake-Wulf 290, Goldmember, American Arrow, Icarus, Blue Ninja, and the Tres.
That Aerobee moves! Don’t tell my daughter I launched it without her.;^)
Not to mention it lands on it’s feet.
Goldmember (aka Big Betty) is just a nice flying rocket. The gold really shines so it’s easy to track.
Icarus and SC Drone are up next.
SC Drone Lights up first. Nice high flight and straight as an arrow.
Icarus went up next. It popped the nosecone on ejection which I lost. The boosters chute didn’t come completely out of the tube either so it fluttered down suffering no damage at all. Now I have to get me a new nosceone though.:^(
The ever popular Blue Ninja was next. Nice flight but I need to get me a real parachute for this one. It seems to come down a bit quick I think.
The good old American Arrow. Another easy to prep, good flying rocket. It landed only about 15 feet from the pad which I thought was pretty cool.
The Tres is definitely one of my favorites. This thing is just awesome. Hit the button and it’s gone! unfortuanately I have a bit of damage to repair. :^(
All three motors lit. This is the second flight on this bird and both times I had all motors light. Gotta love it!
The one we’ve all been waiting for I bet. I didn’t get a lift off shot because I had a stubborn motor. After swapping a new igniter for the old one (which looked perfectly good) it still wouldn’t light. So I played around with my controller a bit and whoosh! What an awesome flight. It boosted straight up @ 400 feet then arced over and went horizontal. Seperation happened without incident and the glider flew off in a very wide arc. It was fantastic! One thing to note though, try not to fly it without at least two sets of eyes. Trying to track both pieces wasn’t fun.
Unfortunately the glider landed on the hard packed road and snapped off the wing tip. Nothing a little CA won’t fix though. (Of course I didn’t have any with me.) The chute stripped two lines but survived with no other damage.
I flew Goldmember and AA once more time before packing up and heading for home. It’s only 10:00 am, what a way to start out the day!