I woke up this morning and decided I wanted to go fly but as usual for a Saturday morning nobody else in the house was up. Once awake my son decided he wanted to tag along so we headed out about 10:00 am. A bit later than I like but I was glad to have him along. We don’t get much time to ourselves and launching rockets makes for a great father and son activity as I’m sure a lot of you know.
First up was my sons new bird. I forget the name of the kit but it is a Quest EZ kit with forward swept fins. He painted it solid gold to match my Goldmember rocket. It flew on a C6-7 to what seemed to be at least 1000 feet returning to earth on the kit supplied streamer with no damage.
Second came my American Arrow. A nice boost on a D12-3 but the chute tangled and she completely popped the entire length of both fillets on one fin. I’ll repair her but she may be headed for retirement. I usually fly my rockets until they are ready for the round file but this is a special bird for me so I may make an exception.
Next up was my Tres on 3 C6-7’s. She flew great and had no damage on recovery. Apparently my repairs from the June 9th launch are satisfactory. I think I want to put a bigger chute on her though. I’ll probably have to go Mylar becase my 15″ nylon barely fits now.
Fourth up was the Â SC Drone By the request of my son. He really likes the look of it. Another awesome high flight on a C6-7 with no damage on recovery with a 12″ chute.
Lastley we decide to give the Fake Wulf 290 a try. It had popped a wingtip on its maiden flight on June 9th so this was it return to flight. Things didn’t go so good. Two flights on C6-3’s resulted in really straight boost ending in really straight dives into terra firma. The first crash popped off the same wingtip which I CA’ed back on. The second crash broke the wing in half at the center. It’s repairable but I may retire her also. But of course I’ll have to buy another. It’s just too cool not to have one to fly.
Â Unfortuanately the only pictures I took were of my Fake Wulf 290. One during boost of the second flight and one of the remains from the crash on that flight. We were too busy having a good time, sorry.
Fake Wulf 290 liftoff (Flight 2 of 2)
Fake Wulf 290 crash (Flight 2 of 2)