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Old 06-19-2023, 07:45 PM
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Well, better than last time. Kinda.
https://wallyum.blogspot.com/2023/0...ay-present.html
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Thanks for sharing, Bill. As always, a fun read.
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Old 06-20-2023, 12:17 AM
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Gotz ta LOVE a POWR-PRANGG !

Despite only one motor igniting in your upscaled Atlantis, it looks like you need WAY more motor power in that thing. Like some Quest/Aerotech 18mm Ds.
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Old 06-20-2023, 08:56 AM
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Gotz ta LOVE a POWR-PRANGG !

Despite only one motor igniting in your upscaled Atlantis, it looks like you need WAY more motor power in that thing. Like some Quest/Aerotech 18mm Ds.

You were the first person I thought of when that motor kicked in facing the parking lot. Gotta agree with you, especially since damage was minimal and no one was close to the divot zone.
I like the idea of the Quest motors in the Atlantis, but I'm not confident the pods could stand up to the extra thrust. Intriguing thought, nonetheless.
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Old 06-20-2023, 08:58 AM
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Thanks for sharing, Bill. As always, a fun read.

Thanks for reading, Bernard. Days like that one make me glad I discovered this hobby. It was a great day to be out.
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Old 06-20-2023, 11:31 AM
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Win, Lose, or Draw, your flight reports are always interesting and entertaining.
I wish I had 10% of the opportunities to fly rockets as you.
Just don't have a site anymore even reasonably close.
I fly R/C aircraft almost exclusively now due to our nice club flying site, but no rockets allowed.
Back before my divorce, I flew through small "H" power in my backyard that bordered a 500+ acre soybean farm. I had permission to recover on the farm. Used to fly 3-4 times a month up til 2010.
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The U.S.S. Atlantis flight was great, and no rockets, humans, or pets were harmed in that flight!
I started singing Ratt's "Round and Round" chorus in my head while watching it.
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Win, Lose, or Draw, your flight reports are always interesting and entertaining.
I wish I had 10% of the opportunities to fly rockets as you.
Just don't have a site anymore even reasonably close.
I fly R/C aircraft almost exclusively now due to our nice club flying site, but no rockets allowed.
Back before my divorce, I flew through small "H" power in my backyard that bordered a 500+ acre soybean farm. I had permission to recover on the farm. Used to fly 3-4 times a month up til 2010.

I'm lucky to live in a community that is tolerant of the hobby, and that uses it in grade aschool and middle school curriculum, so no one really pays a lot of attention when I commandeer B6-4 Field for my own purposes. It helps that I always defer to the ball teams. I'm also pretty lucky to have large model rocket and mid to high power fields withing a 90 minute drive. Not sure how long I'll consider it a good time to drive that kind of distance, but for now I'm good with it.
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Old 06-24-2023, 01:52 PM
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The U.S.S. Atlantis flight was great, and no rockets, humans, or pets were harmed in that flight!
I started singing Ratt's "Round and Round" chorus in my head while watching it.

I had stripper pole thoughts watching the flight. In slo-mo it would just about time out perfectly to that chorus, but I think it would lose something in the transfer.
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Hi Bill,

Great stuff as usual; it's good that the Dorothy Hamill "flight" was damage free.

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