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Old 05-01-2021, 05:31 PM
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Default Mid South Rocketry Sport Launch at Shelby Farms

Day started with a Level Two launch that was part of a Vanderbilt University class project. Interesting project. Class drove over 200 miles for the launch here. L motor. Heck of a class project. Reached an altitude of 3788 feet.

Payload landed on four "Mars Lander" style legs. Once the computer sensed ground contact, it released the parachute to keep it from dragging the payload across the ground. Then it proceeded to level itself using servos in the legs. Once level, it proceeded to take pictures to create a panorama of the landing area.
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Old 05-01-2021, 05:37 PM
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Then, my granddaughter got to fly her Baby Bertha.....

Nice boost on a B6-4 with nice recovery. No long walks....LOL
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Then my oldest granddaughter got to put up her Big Bertha from about 10 years ago....

Another B6-4 flight with a short walk recovery under 18" parachute
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Then I launched my scratch built Tiger Shark. Launch report provided in that thread
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Then it was time for a blast from the past....

'57 Goony on a B6-4. Everyone was wondering where I got it. Loved the launch lug tail pipes....
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Then I tried to get my Estes Tom Cat to get a good flight. Last time I flew it, a wing deployed early and, although it did some acrobatic maneuvers, did settle into a glide about 10 feet off the ground.

So, today's flight was supposed to have addressed those issues. I addressed them so well that the wings didn't deploy at all (well not until it nosed into the thankfully soft ground). Not much damage (easily repairable) but I've decided I'm going to just redo the wire wing restraints entirely.
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I made two attempts to get a slide wing rocket glider into the air but after the second time the ignitor burned through without igniting the motor, I thought the rocket gods were speaking to me and decided not to attempt it anymore.

Faithwalker made it to the launch a flew a few of his rockets. And Tiger Hawk made it there as well. He was still walking back from a long walk to retrieve one of his rockets when I left.
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Don,

I always bring a bunch of rockets, but only seem to launch a few. I need to talk with everyone less and focus on launching and recovering my rockets.

Well I did get to launch and recover three of them.

Estes Maxi Alpha 3 launched on a AT SU E20-4W, definitely went higher than I thought it would with a long walk for recovery.

MPC Red Giant launched on a Quest Q-Jet C18-6W. Man those white lightning Q-Jets are cool, looks like a bolt of lightning and sounds like a crack of thunder! Long walk for recovery.

Rocketarium VK-7 launched on a two cluster of Estes B6-4 engines. First launch on this one, went straight up not to high and recovery was close. Next launch for it will be on two Estes C6 engines.

Always a good time launching rockets with everyone!
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Nice launch report and pics!
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