I flew for the first time in a month yesterday at the Thor launch....working 7
days/wk and just cant go do much nowadays....
Thor had enough people considering that Manny wasnt there and I almost didnt go
either. More kids are showing up, and thats the best of all. Along with the
BARs, we will make a decent club yet in terms of turnout.
Most of the other rockets were your general 3fncs. The best of these were like
Pythons and Nike Arrows. Yes, we even had someones MK109 go unstable so its
not just a regional thing!
Brent Wynn, of LDRS XV fame, tried to fly two concurrent pyramids at once. ONe
had extra vent holes, the other not. Wanted to drag (and I *do* mean *drag*)
race them to see performance difference. Well......not exactly.
As soon as the button was pushed both igniters went...#1 began chuffing and #2
just went up nicely. Uh oh, #1 power chuffed OFF THE ROD AND FLOPPED TO THE
GROUND. *THEN* it decided to ignite!!!! Scared the **** out of most
participants as it spun some and wound up thrusting downward till burnout.
He'll have to try again with 10ft rods!!
I had the same old junk in the car for the last two months...but did toss
together a *** I just had to do --- a full size Maxi Marauder made of
Artcor and set for Cs instead of Ds. It wd. at 4z, so that sounded good.
I wound up flying this 3 times, all almost getting lost!! Does this go or
what??!! It does glide much better than a Maxi. In short, this is the size of
a Maxi and flies lilke one on a D12, but only needs a C5-3. This *must* be
kitted!! Yes, no glue for this one either. Mid Marauder, perhaps?
Also flew my old Novus twice. This had nose wt to induce glide, but I thought
Id just remove most of it and fly it with like a 15* elevator...not much at
all. It test tossed great, but that means nothing.
It flew outstanding, much better!! It almost floated up there, so Id tell all
Novus/ND buyers to do them llike this. That shall construe a separate post.
One last note: My parents found a Estes 2001 Saturn V in a very unlikely
place. I went and acquired same....the shrink wrap was pretty broken so I
removed it to inspect the contents. The box was dented at the top some. The
main BT101 is crunched some, so this aint a collectors item....maybe not even a
good builders item. Rest of it is pretty much goood. I may have to make it
myself as I have no idea as to its 'Net worth....not $200 for sure. But I dont