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Old 07-02-2008, 07:19 AM
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Thought I would go ahead and start a thread for y'alls to post to when you fly your Golden Scout! Post pictures too!

So who has flown theirs?

I flew mine yesterday afternoon on my day off..Hardly a whisper of wind, clear blue skies with temperature in the low 80's, and so was the humidity..Went down to the school yard down the road from me to launch a few others..

I flew mine on an A10-3T stuck in an old A8-3 spent casing..And WOW! Little sucker really got up there! Motor kicked back just as it is supposed to and had a perfect tumble recovery and it landed in the grass about 10 feet from the pad..

Here it is on the pad


Liftoff!


On the ground after flight


Fins were scorched a little but not as badly as I have seen some post..There was also some discoloration at the vent holes from the ejection charge


Am hoping to get my Flight #103 built and finished up and flown next Tuesday Flight #100 is now retired..
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:45 AM
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Is the masking tape on the engine to hold the shim?
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Put mine up today on a 1/4A3-4T. I can't believe how high it went on the 1/4A. Glad I didn't put the A8 in. Here are the on the pad and on the ground shots. Tried to get a launch pic but my grandaughter was pushing the button. She pressed on "one" instead of "launch" but she's learning...
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Flight number 0065 flew on 7/4/08 on a 1/2A6-2. Unfortunately, under thrust, the engine and shim firmly implanted themselves at the nose cone and never ejected... Came in ballistic and buried itself in the dirt.

It is now officially retired. And Carl will be getting my order for another shortly
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:58 AM
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First official flight in Juli outside the USA to take place in a little town in Germany?

Here the first after flight picture of #0611



Video to come today or tomorrow
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:17 PM
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Put mine up today on a 1/4A3-4T. I can't believe how high it went on the 1/4A. Glad I didn't put the A8 in. Here are the on the pad and on the ground shots. Tried to get a launch pic but my grandaughter was pushing the button. She pressed on "one" instead of "launch" but she's learning...
Looks absolutely perfect.

I learned the hard way about the A8 (lost my first Golden Scout back in May), and need to get my replacement ready for a proper July flight.
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Got ours off be fore noon. Pics less than stellar as usual.

My son's GS had a textbook flight, the gold sparkling as it tumbled from the sky and landed ~80ft from the pad. I watched mine start to tumble and had the bright idea to take a pic. Lost sight of it in the process and took 15 min. searching in a grid pattern for it. Both landed safely. I was happy to see the soccer fields needed to be cut upon arrival.
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I'm planning to launch my Golden Scout this week. I found some old engines I had from the 70's & 80's
They are 13mm as follows:
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A3-4T (1 3/4 " Long)

Aerospace Vehicles Inc
Mineral Point,Ws ( My memory about this company is really vague. I remember having these motors but nothing stands out about the company)

A3-2M (2 1/4" Long)
B3-3M ( same)


Will they work with a little adapting?
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I'm planning to launch my Golden Scout this week. I found some old engines I had from the 70's & 80's
They are 13mm as follows:
Estes

A3-4T (1 3/4 " Long)

Aerospace Vehicles Inc
Mineral Point,Ws ( My memory about this company is really vague. I remember having these motors but nothing stands out about the company)

A3-2M (2 1/4" Long)
B3-3M ( same)


Will they work with a little adapting?

Either would work with adapters, but I'd hold on to the AVI motors. Those are much rarer than the A3-4T.
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