Orangeburg pictures posted to ABMR

Orangeburg pictures posted to ABMR

Post by Rocket Scot » Mon, 15 May 2000 04:00:00



It was a beautiful day today in Orangeburg, SC. The temperature reached 94
and the humidity was quite low with a moderate breeze, mostly clear sky, and
nearly unlimited visibility. Good conditions for flying rockets.

There were many certification flights as well as flights for fun. I posted
several pictures of the days events to abmr. Following is a brief
description:

Burnt Bertha 2 - I launched two BB's today. One had the usual 18 mm mount
and the other had a 24 mm mount. Both utilized Century type baffles instead
of wadding. Launched the 18 mm model successfully on a C6-5 with the
standard 18" 'chute and the 24 mm model on a D12-5 with a 24" 'chute. Hoofed
a long way to recover the 24 mm model. The second attempt was with a D21-7.
This was my first AP composite motor. As evident in the photo, there was a
casing anomaly on the second flight and the 18 mm BB is now kaput.

O-Burg 1 and O-Burg 2 - Couple of shots from the high power pads. Sorry, I
don't know the flyers names.

L3 Attempt 1,2, &3 - Again, I apologize to the flyer because I don't know
his name. This was an awesome L3 attempt! The only problem with the flight
was that the main deployed near apogee. The rocket was successfully
recovered on the other side of the industrial complex, visible in the
background of the third shot. Congrats on the successful L3!

Viper-IV 1 - This is a shot of my Viper-IV on the pad. Clustered with four
D12-5's, the flight was flawless with deployment at apogee. The business end
is shown in the Burnt Bertha picture. This is the first cluster I've
attempted since being "born again" and the first cluster I've ever
successfully launched. I like this rocket!

Tomorrow is Mothers Day, so I'll be spending the day with my two favorite
mothers, my own and my wife. The weather should be even better than today;
so, if you're flying at O-Burg tomorrow, have a great time!

Scott

 
 
 

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Post by PepRock » Mon, 15 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>L3 Attempt 1,2, &3 - Again, I apologize to the flyer because I don't know
>his name. This was an awesome L3 attempt! The only problem with the flight
>was that the main deployed near apogee. The rocket was successfully
>recovered on the other side of the industrial complex, visible in the
>background of the third shot. Congrats on the successful L3!

>Scott

My understanding is the flyer DIDN'T get his Level 3 because the main deployed
at apogee.  This statement came from Mr. Tom Binford.  While it was an awesome
flight, everything has to go as planned or you don't get the cert!
My shot of the day was my Maniac on an E30-7.  
At the end of the day, I was ***-***.  The wind did make for some long
hikes and with 3 birds landing in the plowed field, I did get my exercise on
this hot day!
Heath Medlin
NAR 70852 SR  Insured
TRA 6464 Level 0
Member of the new Rocketry of Central Carolina

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Binfor » Mon, 15 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> My understanding is the flyer DIDN'T get his Level 3 because the main deployed
> at apogee.  This statement came from Mr. Tom Binford.  While it was an awesome
> flight, everything has to go as planned or you don't get the cert!

This was Mike Nehez's 2/3 scale IQSY Tomahawk in a M1315. He used 2
Missile Works RRC2's for recovery. Although an awesome flight and safely
recovered, it did not qualify for a L3 cert since the main deployed at
apogee. The cause was later determined to be a wiring error and both
charges fired at apogee. The flight must perform *as designed*.

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Binfor » Mon, 15 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> It was a beautiful day today in Orangeburg, SC. The temperature reached 94
> and the humidity was quite low with a moderate breeze, mostly clear sky, and
> nearly unlimited visibility. Good conditions for flying rockets.

The weather was giving us a foretaste of LDRS :-) A little breezy.
Sunday was about 10 deg. cooler, breezy in the morning but becoming
almost calm by 2 PM.

On Saturday I flew my Noname rocket (4" diameter, about 5 lb. on the
pad) with a J90 for a long slow flight to 3400 ft. It weathercocked just
enough so that with a drogueless apogee and main at 250', it landed
about 30 ft from the LCO table.
On Sunday I launched my Magnum on a K1100 with 2 H97 airstarts for a
nominal flight to 5400 ft. This one landed 50 ft beyond the cars. I then
launched my Motoreater #4 (the one that was found at Perry) on a L750
for another nominal flight to 5600 ft.

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Scot » Tue, 16 May 2000 04:00:00


Sorry Mike, being a newbe, I didn't know the rules... I apologize for my error.
Still it WAS a great flight!

In my report, I should have thanked the members of ICBM for helping me prep my
LOC Viper-IV, LOC Hi-Tek H45, and Blazing Bertha. In particular, I should have
thanked Tom Binford for all of his help and suggestions regarding clustering,
AP motors, 'chute protectors, igniters, etc.

Cheers,
Scott

Quote:

>> My understanding is the flyer DIDN'T get his Level 3 because the main
>deployed
>> at apogee.  This statement came from Mr. Tom Binford.  While it was an
>awesome
>> flight, everything has to go as planned or you don't get the cert!

>This was Mike Nehez's 2/3 scale IQSY Tomahawk in a M1315. He used 2
>Missile Works RRC2's for recovery. Although an awesome flight and safely
>recovered, it did not qualify for a L3 cert since the main deployed at
>apogee. The cause was later determined to be a wiring error and both
>charges fired at apogee. The flight must perform *as designed*.

>Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Kurt Kesl » Tue, 16 May 2000 04:00:00



says...
Quote:

> > My understanding is the flyer DIDN'T get his Level 3 because the main deployed
> > at apogee.  This statement came from Mr. Tom Binford.  While it was an awesome
> > flight, everything has to go as planned or you don't get the cert!

> This was Mike Nehez's 2/3 scale IQSY Tomahawk in a M1315. He used 2
> Missile Works RRC2's for recovery. Although an awesome flight and safely
> recovered, it did not qualify for a L3 cert since the main deployed at
> apogee. The cause was later determined to be a wiring error and both
> charges fired at apogee. The flight must perform *as designed*.

> Tom

What was the altitude on Mike's launch?
--
Kurt Kesler
NAR #75633 Level 2 TRA #7603 SOAR #121 GAMMA #494123 TARA
 
 
 

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Post by Dale Windso » Tue, 16 May 2000 04:00:00


6,800 ft.

--
Dale Windsor
LawnDart Rocketry
www.lawndartrocketry.com
NAR #12081, TRA # 1795, cert Level 3

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> says...

>>> My understanding is the flyer DIDN'T get his Level 3 because the main
>>> deployed
>>> at apogee.  This statement came from Mr. Tom Binford.  While it was an
>>> awesome
>>> flight, everything has to go as planned or you don't get the cert!

>> This was Mike Nehez's 2/3 scale IQSY Tomahawk in a M1315. He used 2
>> Missile Works RRC2's for recovery. Although an awesome flight and safely
>> recovered, it did not qualify for a L3 cert since the main deployed at
>> apogee. The cause was later determined to be a wiring error and both
>> charges fired at apogee. The flight must perform *as designed*.

>> Tom

> What was the altitude on Mike's launch?
> --
> Kurt Kesler
> NAR #75633 Level 2 TRA #7603 SOAR #121 GAMMA #494123 TARA