Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Go Back   Ye Olde Rocket Forum > Weather-Cocked > Mission Control
User Name
Password
Auctions Register FAQ Members List Calendar Today's Posts Search Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-19-2023, 06:38 PM
A Fish Named Wallyum A Fish Named Wallyum is offline
BP Mafia
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ft. Thomas, KY
Posts: 8,642
Default Personal launch report, 10-1-23, Huber Heights, OH

__________________
Bill Eichelberger
NAR 79563

http://wallyum.blogspot.com/

I miss being SAM 0058

Build floor: Estes - Low Boom SST Semroc - Marauder, Shrike, SST Shuttle

In paint: Canaroc - Starfighter Scorpion Centuri - Mini Dactyl Estes - F-22 Air Superiority Fighter, Multi-Roc, Solar Sailer II, Xarconian Cruiser Semroc - Cyber III

Ready to fly: Estes - Solar Sailer II Semroc - Earmark
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-19-2023, 10:43 PM
ghrocketman's Avatar
ghrocketman ghrocketman is online now
President, MAYHEM AGITATORS, Inc.
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Nunya Bizznuss, Michigan
Posts: 13,599
Default

That MIRV flight was...ahem... interesting to say the least.
Looked like a better-than-average flight of a PMC, in other words incredibly LOUSY, but no "trash bag-n'-broom recovery.

The B. O. S. S. flight was amazingly straight/vertical.

Great flight reporting as always.
__________________
When in doubt, WHACK the GAS and DITCH the brake !!!

Yes, there is such a thing as NORMAL
, if you have to ask what is "NORMAL" , you probably aren't !

Failure may not be an OPTION, but it is ALWAYS a POSSIBILITY.
ALL systems are GO for MAYHEM, AGITATION, CHAOS, TURMOIL, FIASCOS, AGGRAVATION, INSTIGATION, NUISANCE-ACTION, and HAVOC !
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-20-2023, 05:12 AM
A Fish Named Wallyum A Fish Named Wallyum is offline
BP Mafia
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ft. Thomas, KY
Posts: 8,642
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ghrocketman
That MIRV flight was...ahem... interesting to say the least.
Looked like a better-than-average flight of a PMC, in other words incredibly LOUSY, but no "trash bag-n'-broom recovery.

The B. O. S. S. flight was amazingly straight/vertical.

Great flight reporting as always.

The flight path of the M.I.R.V. wasn't unexpected, but not to that extent. I really didn't think the video still of the three sustainers flying in formation would be visible when the time came to extract the photos, so to say I was thrilled with what I wound up with is spot on. Kinda made the rest of the day anticlimactic.
__________________
Bill Eichelberger
NAR 79563

http://wallyum.blogspot.com/

I miss being SAM 0058

Build floor: Estes - Low Boom SST Semroc - Marauder, Shrike, SST Shuttle

In paint: Canaroc - Starfighter Scorpion Centuri - Mini Dactyl Estes - F-22 Air Superiority Fighter, Multi-Roc, Solar Sailer II, Xarconian Cruiser Semroc - Cyber III

Ready to fly: Estes - Solar Sailer II Semroc - Earmark
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-20-2023, 03:10 PM
BEC's Avatar
BEC BEC is online now
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Auburn, Washington
Posts: 3,665
Default

I LOVE the Aphelion and don't fly my current one nearly enough. My first one bears Carl's signature (from NSL 2013) so it's up on a high shelf. Yours is inspiring me to build another in order to paint it as on the face card as you did....we'll see how long that inspiration lasts .

Aphelion, though longer, larger in diameter and a touch heavier than an Alpha, performs as well, which always surprises me when I fly it. And it's much easier to get a small altimeter into it than in an Alpha.

I also have a BT-60-based upscale which I fly occasionally.

One of these days I need to build one of the MIRVs in the stash. I've seen a couple at club launches and they have generally worked surprisingly well.

Thanks for the fun read, as always.
__________________
Bernard Cawley
NAR 89040 L1 - Life Member
SAM 0061
AMA 42160
KG7AIE
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-20-2023, 06:49 PM
A Fish Named Wallyum A Fish Named Wallyum is offline
BP Mafia
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ft. Thomas, KY
Posts: 8,642
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BEC
I LOVE the Aphelion and don't fly my current one nearly enough. My first one bears Carl's signature (from NSL 2013) so it's up on a high shelf. Yours is inspiring me to build another in order to paint it as on the face card as you did....we'll see how long that inspiration lasts .

Aphelion, though longer, larger in diameter and a touch heavier than an Alpha, performs as well, which always surprises me when I fly it. And it's much easier to get a small altimeter into it than in an Alpha.

I also have a BT-60-based upscale which I fly occasionally.

One of these days I need to build one of the MIRVs in the stash. I've seen a couple at club launches and they have generally worked surprisingly well.

Thanks for the fun read, as always.

If you look closely, you'll notice that I screwed up the paint and decals on the Aphelion. I got the yellow section too short, so I had to make an adjustment on the decal.
__________________
Bill Eichelberger
NAR 79563

http://wallyum.blogspot.com/

I miss being SAM 0058

Build floor: Estes - Low Boom SST Semroc - Marauder, Shrike, SST Shuttle

In paint: Canaroc - Starfighter Scorpion Centuri - Mini Dactyl Estes - F-22 Air Superiority Fighter, Multi-Roc, Solar Sailer II, Xarconian Cruiser Semroc - Cyber III

Ready to fly: Estes - Solar Sailer II Semroc - Earmark
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:46 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe © 1998-2024