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Old 07-26-2005, 08:07 AM
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Launch report: Flew the Gremlin at the Challenger 498 Section club launch today at Rushing
Park, Katy, TX. On a D12-7, the Gremlin flew very fast and straight up as advertised, and the
seven second delay smoke trail was clearly visible through ejection. If it wasn't for the mylar streamer that comes with the kit, I would have lost sight of it coming down (must have hit the 1,500 + feet altitude it supposed to reach). Thanks to the fact that there was
very little (or no) wind, the Gremlin landed only about 50 feet from the launch control
station. However, one of the four fins did get slightly damaged on the lower edge/corner on
hitting the grassy ground; perhaps on future flights I'll have to rig the recovery system so the model will fall sideways as a normal Streamer Duration contest model would.

Otherwise a very spectacular flight that caught everyone's attention, and made me feel like
I went back in time to the days when I had fun flying the old Estes Goblin in my early years in
the hobby!


Here's one launch pic takened by Challenger 498 club member Greg Deeter:

http://www.challenger498.org/gallery/album14/DSC04941

When the pic comes up, you can click the pic again to get a full scan resolution. I may have more pics uploaded in the same photo album sometimes tomorrow...
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Here's one launch pic takened by Challenger 498 club member Greg Deeter:

http://www.challenger498.org/gallery/album14/DSC04941

When the pic comes up, you can click the pic again to get a full scan resolution. I may have more pics uploaded in the same photo album sometimes tomorrow...

Dave,

I didn't realize the Gremlin flew on D motors! It sure was a great day for flying, wasn't it?

And what a nice looking naked reverse-finned Fat Boy that is sitting on the pad next to your Gremlin!

Greg Deeter took some amazing pictures on Saturday, that's for sure.
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Dave,

I didn't realize the Gremlin flew on D motors! It sure was a great day for flying, wasn't it?

And what a nice looking naked reverse-finned Fat Boy that is sitting on the pad next to your Gremlin!

Greg Deeter took some amazing pictures on Saturday, that's for sure.


(Psst, John. It's a GOBLIN, not a GREMLIN. The Gremlin was one of the ugliest cars AMC ever produced. Three girls that I dated drove Gremlins. One had a LEVI's interior. Gremlins had less power than a D engine. The woman I married drove a Gremlin that someone gave her because they felt sorry for her. Seems like something you'd do if you really hated that person, but I guess it was a step up from the Pinto.)
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:26 PM
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Dave,

I didn't realize the Gremlin flew on D motors! It sure was a great day for flying, wasn't it?

And what a nice looking naked reverse-finned Fat Boy that is sitting on the pad next to your Gremlin!

Greg Deeter took some amazing pictures on Saturday, that's for sure.


That's right, John. If you haven't already, why don't you post the link Greg took of your
Estes STAR WARS Death Star's flights? I'm sure those who are members of this forum would
like to read the flight reports and see a few pics (right, guys?)...

My film should be ready tomorrow, so I should have my pics of last Saturday's launch posted
on the Challenger 498 photo album...
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(Psst, John. It's a GOBLIN, not a GREMLIN. The Gremlin was one of the ugliest cars AMC ever produced. Three girls that I dated drove Gremlins. One had a LEVI's interior. Gremlins had less power than a D engine.


(slams it down on the countertop)

(Old-timer voice) "*There's* yer Gremlin! Don Magness over at Squirrel Works has got 'em!"

http://www.squirrel-works.com/catal...in/gremlin.html


"Now go on, git outta here! Go pester somebody else! (mumbling) Dadblame fool kids..."


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(slams it down on the countertop)

(Old-timer voice) "*There's* yer Gremlin! Don Magness over at Squirrel Works has got 'em!"

http://www.squirrel-works.com/catal...in/gremlin.html


"Now go on, git outta here! Go pester somebody else! (mumbling) Dadblame fool kids..."


--Jay


Jay, shouldn't you be packing the Pacer for the Oregon trip?
(Don't forget your RUSH 8-tracks.)
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(Psst, John. It's a GOBLIN, not a GREMLIN. The Gremlin was one of the ugliest cars AMC ever produced. Three girls that I dated drove Gremlins. One had a LEVI's interior. Gremlins had less power than a D engine. The woman I married drove a Gremlin that someone gave her because they felt sorry for her. Seems like something you'd do if you really hated that person, but I guess it was a step up from the Pinto.)

Ugly, but easy to design. Just take a really big meat cleaver, whack off the rear 1/3 of a Hornet, and voila!
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(Heh-heh. John said "whack off".)
My first car was supposed to be a Hornet. Dad told Grandpa to trade it in instead. They gave him $100 for it.
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That's right, John. If you haven't already, why don't you post the link Greg took of your
Estes STAR WARS Death Star's flights? I'm sure those who are members of this forum would
like to read the flight reports and see a few pics (right, guys?)...

My film should be ready tomorrow, so I should have my pics of last Saturday's launch posted
on the Challenger 498 photo album...

Dave, I've updated the YORF thread about my Death Star, and added 4 of the pics that Greg took last Saturday. Thanks for the suggestion!

That thread is at http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/showthread.php?t=277
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(Heh-heh. John said "whack off".)
My first car was supposed to be a Hornet. Dad told Grandpa to trade it in instead. They gave him $100 for it.

With malice aforethought, believe me.

And btw, AMC's factory was in Kenosha, Wisconsin, home of NARCONs 2004, 2005, and 2006.
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