Mosquito record????

Mosquito record????

Post by Peter Blo » Wed, 13 Nov 1996 04:00:00



   A few months ago, I followed a thread about Mosquito's and in
particular, how many flights have been made with a Mosquito without losing
it. Someone claimed to have made 17 flights, and this was greeted with
disbelief by other contributors to the thread.

Well, I have been keeping close track of my son's Mosquito, and we now
have 12 flights on ours. Mostly with 1/2A motors, but maybe 4 of the
flights with A10's. We really can't see the rocket at apogee, except for
the puff of smoke. But all the kids at the launch site spread out, and we
find it on the ground eventually. This weekend, using an A10, the Mosquito
went totally out of sight, and then it went BOINK on the top of the head
of a surprised kid! Fortunately, it doesn't weigh much!!!

Anyway, except for some mild flame-erosion around the back of the root of
the fins, the rocket is still in great shape, and we are now shooting for
beating the "record" of 17 flights that was mentioned before. Has anyone
else flown one of these more times? Are there official records for this
type of thing? Has anyone else got any good Mosquito stories?


 
 
 

Mosquito record????

Post by dierena.. » Fri, 15 Nov 1996 04:00:00



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>g the "record" of 17 flights that was mentioned before. Has anyone
>else flown one of these more times? Are there official records for this
>type of thing? Has anyone else got any good Mosquito stories?

My 8 year old built this little kit "with his own money" and was grilling
the hobby shop guy about loosing it.  He finally settled for 1/4 A's
instead of 1/2 A's.  We painted it this neat metallic red with one fin
gold.  Dad helped shape the fins really nice for even lower Cd.  Needless
to say first flight required 1/2 hour search.  Quickly talked him into
fluorescent orange and gold paint job.  Also, it sure helps to have one
*** stand about 50 yards away to track this thing.  Second launch had
all the kids and ***s heading in the exact opposite direction than what
was observed by the tracker (me).  We're on launch 5 so far, perhaps we'll
be daring enough to try for MORE POWER ARRR ARRR ARR!

Koen

"Never ask for permission, you might be told no!"

 
 
 

Mosquito record????

Post by Michael » Sun, 17 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Five launches without loss seems like a priddy good deal to me !!!!

--
Michael O                      

 
 
 

Mosquito record????

Post by Peter Blo » Sun, 17 Nov 1996 04:00:00


So, still no one has indicated that they have heard of a Mosquito launched
more than 17 times. Since we are now up to 12 launches, we shall forge
ahead and go for the self-declared record.

   Thomas and Peter Bloch


Quote:

>Five launches without loss seems like a priddy good deal to me !!!!

>--
>Michael O