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Old 05-15-2019, 11:46 AM
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The photos featured in the latest ad in Sport Rocketry magazine are of me and my Swarm (with payload section). Flew it on a full load of G80s. Didn't have enough ejection oomph to pop the chute. It floated sideways all the way to the ground. No drift. No damage. Ready to fly again.

Still have it (and a Swarm JR). Getting ready to repaint both of them. Will fly at an MDRA launch in the near future.

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Old 05-15-2019, 11:51 AM
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It floated sideways all the way to the ground. No drift. No damage. Ready to fly again.

You, sir, do not deserve the title of "Lawndart".







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Old 05-15-2019, 12:14 PM
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Nice green field. It obviously gave it a little cushion.
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Nice green field. It obviously gave it a little cushion.


Definitely. A “lawn dart” on that field just means the nose cone gets pushed back in up to the shoulder if it started to slide out ...
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Dale-

How long ago/where did that flight take place? I remember when I was first getting into high power in the late 80s, I thought the Swarm would be a neat 'fun' rocket to fly. Alas, never did get one.

Have you ever flown it 'fully loaded'?


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Dale-

How long ago/where did that flight take place? I remember when I was first getting into high power in the late 80s, I thought the Swarm would be a neat 'fun' rocket to fly. Alas, never did get one.

Have you ever flown it 'fully loaded'?


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I don't want to think how long ago that flight was. My beard was still brown, I weighed 30 ibs less, and I actually made it to the monthly launches in Lilly. Honestly don't remember. It was before I bought the Swarm Jr. Maybe 15 years ago?

It only made that one flight with 16 G80s. I wanted to put a nice paint job on it. Knda of a Saturn Ib but yellow and black. I painted the Swarm Jr the same all yellow and have flown that on D12s a couple of times.

In the middle of moving and packing up 30+ years of rocket stuff. Amazing what I've accumulated in that time. Still have parts to rebuild my first HP rocket (AAA Magnum Pennyslvania Crude)!!!! And some Vulcan motors.

Remember meeting you, Tim E. and John Cato at Battle Park in 1991 or 92.
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I don't want to think how long ago that flight was. My beard was still brown, I weighed 30 ibs less, and I actually made it to the monthly launches in Lilly. Honestly don't remember. It was before I bought the Swarm Jr. Maybe 15 years ago?

It only made that one flight with 16 G80s. I wanted to put a nice paint job on it. Knda of a Saturn Ib but yellow and black. I painted the Swarm Jr the same all yellow and have flown that on D12s a couple of times.

In the middle of moving and packing up 30+ years of rocket stuff. Amazing what I've accumulated in that time. Still have parts to rebuild my first HP rocket (AAA Magnum Pennyslvania Crude)!!!! And some Vulcan motors.

Remember meeting you, Tim E. and John Cato at Battle Park in 1991 or 92.


Oh, ok. Yes, time does fly, doesn't it. And things do accumulate!

Actually, seems you made it down to one or two of our 'HOTSHOT' launches maybe 92-93 timeframe. We held a spring and a fall launch each year until the latter 90s. We'd have folks in from typically GA, FL, SC, TN, AL and sometimes a couple other states. Two thousand acres of contiually mowed sod farm turf made for a great launch site.

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