Flight Report - 07/17 - Memphis, TN.

Flight Report - 07/17 - Memphis, TN.

Post by Chri » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00



I am Obesessed with Rocket Boost Gliders

Could yo please post to WEB or mail me all info and Pics of your Boost
Gliders etc....

Thanks
Chris
http://www.nerys.com/rocketry/


Quote:
>Place - Memphis, TN. - Shelby Farms Public Recreation Area
>Time: 10:30 AM - Ended 3:00 PM
>Weather - Clear skies, very little wind, temps in the upper 90's

>This is my personal launch report from the monthly MSRS launch

>Flight #1 - Silver Comet on a E28-5. This model was modified to withstand E
& F
>forces. What a great flight! Delay could have been a couple of seconds as
it
>arced over and my heart stopped beating for about 2 - 3 seconds before
>ejection. All-in-all an excellent flight. Can't wait to loft it on a F39-6.
>Flight #2 - Red Robin B/G on a D13-4 18mm RMS. I think I'm gonna give up
trying
>to fly conventional (Flat Cat style) B/G's on a composite motor. It looked
>fairly good going up till, I suspect, real near the end burn when the right
>wing shredded off. I am working on an all basswood version of this model.
Maybe
>it can withstand the forces.
>Flight #3 - Comet II (the one from Sunsite) on a 1/2A3-2T. Fairly good
flight
>but the glide time was only 17 seconds (compared to 44 seconds on its last
>flight with the same engine).
>Flight #4 - Falcon XTRG on a A3-4T. Good boost and transition to glide.
Turned
>in a respectable 29 seconds of glide time, but still came in a little
"hot", so
>I'm going to remove some more of the nose weight.
>Flight #5 - Delta Katt on a A10-3T. Good boost and glide. Turned in a 27
second
>glide but did do some stalling. Will need some more nose weight on this
one.
>Flight #6 - Astron Space Plane on a A8-3. I have got to remake this model
using
>basswood. Another shred like last time. Out of 7 flights logged on this
model,
>flights 4, 6, & 7 shredded. I found most all of the pieces and this model
will
>take its place in the retirement collection with my Estes Mercury Redstone.
>Flight #7 - Deltie C on a B6-6. Real good high boost with a glide time of
just
>over 1 minute. Only problem with the flight was that it arced toward the
>southwest over a bean field that was about 2 feet tall and both pieces of
the
>model are MIA.
>Flight #8 - Rattler 7 on a B4-4. This little model rocked on this motor!
Good
>high flight that was recovered within 30 ft of the pads.
>Flight #9 - Condor on a A10-3T. This model is under powered on mini motors.
It
>probably climbed to about 350 ft and ejected. The parasite glider came in
way
>too hot (5 second glide) so I'm going to have to add some weight to the
tail.
>Flight #10 - Fly Baby on a B4-4. Good boost and glide transition. Clocked
at a
>34 second glide time.

>Stats:
>          Today YTD
>Flights    10   137
>Engines  10   166


>NAR#71556 SR-Insured     Mid South Rocketry Society# 0035-SR.    IAR #123
>My Web Page: http://members.aol.com/rockmanzzz/rockmanzzz.html
>Visit the MSRS web site: http://msrs.mem.net (NO www in the address!)

 
 
 

Flight Report - 07/17 - Memphis, TN.

Post by Rockmanz » Mon, 20 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Place - Memphis, TN. - Shelby Farms Public Recreation Area
Time: 10:30 AM - Ended 3:00 PM
Weather - Clear skies, very little wind, temps in the upper 90's

This is my personal launch report from the monthly MSRS launch

Flight #1 - Silver Comet on a E28-5. This model was modified to withstand E & F
forces. What a great flight! Delay could have been a couple of seconds as it
arced over and my heart stopped beating for about 2 - 3 seconds before
ejection. All-in-all an excellent flight. Can't wait to loft it on a F39-6.
Flight #2 - Red Robin B/G on a D13-4 18mm RMS. I think I'm gonna give up trying
to fly conventional (Flat Cat style) B/G's on a composite motor. It looked
fairly good going up till, I suspect, real near the end burn when the right
wing shredded off. I am working on an all basswood version of this model. Maybe
it can withstand the forces.
Flight #3 - Comet II (the one from Sunsite) on a 1/2A3-2T. Fairly good flight
but the glide time was only 17 seconds (compared to 44 seconds on its last
flight with the same engine).
Flight #4 - Falcon XTRG on a A3-4T. Good boost and transition to glide. Turned
in a respectable 29 seconds of glide time, but still came in a little "hot", so
I'm going to remove some more of the nose weight.
Flight #5 - Delta Katt on a A10-3T. Good boost and glide. Turned in a 27 second
glide but did do some stalling. Will need some more nose weight on this one.
Flight #6 - Astron Space Plane on a A8-3. I have got to remake this model using
basswood. Another shred like last time. Out of 7 flights logged on this model,
flights 4, 6, & 7 shredded. I found most all of the pieces and this model will
take its place in the retirement collection with my Estes Mercury Redstone.
Flight #7 - Deltie C on a B6-6. Real good high boost with a glide time of just
over 1 minute. Only problem with the flight was that it arced toward the
southwest over a bean field that was about 2 feet tall and both pieces of the
model are MIA.
Flight #8 - Rattler 7 on a B4-4. This little model rocked on this motor! Good
high flight that was recovered within 30 ft of the pads.
Flight #9 - Condor on a A10-3T. This model is under powered on mini motors. It
probably climbed to about 350 ft and ejected. The parasite glider came in way
too hot (5 second glide) so I'm going to have to add some weight to the tail.
Flight #10 - Fly Baby on a B4-4. Good boost and glide transition. Clocked at a
34 second glide time.

Stats:
          Today YTD
Flights    10   137
Engines  10   166


NAR#71556 SR-Insured     Mid South Rocketry Society# 0035-SR.    IAR #123
My Web Page: http://members.aol.com/rockmanzzz/rockmanzzz.html
Visit the MSRS web site: http://msrs.mem.net (NO www in the address!)

 
 
 

Flight Report - 07/17 - Memphis, TN.

Post by The Silent Observe » Mon, 20 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> I am Obesessed with Rocket Boost Gliders

> Could yo please post to WEB or mail me all info and Pics of your Boost
> Gliders etc....

You can download the complete plans and instructions for my Spyglass 1
rocket glider from my web pages -- they're linked from Dave Lee's RMR
Design Contest, where the design was entered in 2nd quarter 1998 (and
came in fourth out of about ten entries), or can be reached at:

http://members.aol.com/silntobsvr/spyglass.htm

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