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Old 05-15-2019, 08:51 PM
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Hmmm...delaminated plywood fins on J motors. Kinda sounds like my LDRS-10 EZI-65 flight on a J125. Delaminated and shreaded those stock fins big time. As Ron Shultz told me afterwards "yeah, we only recommend up to the J100 on a stock EZI".

There's a reason its name was the EZI-65.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:07 PM
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There's a reason its name was the EZI-65.


Well, there's always one in the bunch that can't leave well enough alone!

Actually, I knew it was pushing it some but was hoping it would hold out ok. Got about 3/4 through the burn before it started skywriting. And my very first ever LDRS flight. Oh well. But my minimum diameter Vulcan L750 flight in an all-fiberglass bird held just fine...all the way to 19,000 feet.

Can't believe that's all nearly 28 years ago. Wow.


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Old 05-15-2019, 09:16 PM
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When I first saw your photos, my first thought was not, "look at that cluster", or "look at that rocket". It was "where is all that grass"? Lawndart is only guaranteed possible when fully surrounded by lawn.

Thanks for rating a national ad.

BTW we have Swarm w/payload in stock for immediate delivery. We only sell it with payload now, same price. I blame Dale.

http://v-serv.com/usr/kits/swarm.htm

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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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Old 05-15-2019, 09:50 PM
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Can't believe that's all nearly 28 years ago. Wow.

My one and only LDRS was XV which was 23 years ago in 96, IIRC. It was both a great LDRS for me, but a dark time of TRA politics and bans.
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My one and only LDRS was XV which was 23 years ago in 96, IIRC. It was both a great LDRS for me, but a dark time of TRA politics and bans.


Orangeburg, SC.

That one (and LDRS-19 in 2000 at the same site) were by far the most convenient of the 14 LDRS's I attended 1991-2004. It was just a little over an hour's drive away. That was VERY nice. But yes, the politics and 'stuff' at the time (well, 94 thru about 98) were unfortunate.

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Old 05-15-2019, 10:55 PM
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When I first saw your photos, my first thought was not, "look at that cluster", or "look at that rocket". It was "where is all that grass"? Lawndart is only guaranteed possible when fully surrounded by lawn.

Thanks for rating a national ad.

BTW we have Swarm w/payload in stock for immediate delivery. We only sell it with payload now. I blame Dale.

http://v-serv.com/usr/kits/swarm.htm

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That Super Sod farm was a great launch site. Too bad we had flyers that wouldn't follow directions to stay off the neighbors property (pecan grove with very shallow irrigation system) or would use the field on days other than scheduled launches. The Super Sod folks were fantastic to us.

TARA and SoAR are always seeking new HP capable fields. I'm fortunate to have just bought a house in Chestertown, MD 30 miles north of MDRA's launch site. Can't wait to finish packing and moving. First launch I attend I'm going old school with USR, Rocket R&D, and NCR (before Estes) rockets. Maybe some THOY and AAA stuff thrown in the mix as well.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:14 AM
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For someone as math-challenged as I am, when I read your post my mind quickly calculated the cost of that many G80s. Wow. I never bought a Swarm or any of its cousins but I loved watching them fly. Don't remember being there for that one though.

BTW, my wife recently reminded me of our trek to Austin, TX for Narcon 2002. Seems like just a short while ago. Two full-size men (well, me anyway) in a Miata pulling a trailer. Sounds like a college trip. That was fun and a little claustrophobic.

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Old 05-16-2019, 08:21 AM
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First launch I attend I'm going old school with USR, Rocket R&D, and NCR (before Estes) rockets. Maybe some THOY and AAA stuff thrown in the mix as well.
Maybe I should send you some previously certified motors.

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