> igniter leads. It this a record?
One of the more amusing flights was our Fat Boy
on an E15-4W SU. The rocket seemed to chug OFF the
launch rod (am I making this up? did anyone else see
the same thing) then took off straight up. The nose
cone and body tube separated on ejection (burned shock
cord). But he is fixable and will fly again.
Then, to top things off, the motor in my Barracuda blew out
when the ignitor lit. I was using an Hirel Ignitor from
BSR/Delta V. These are generally very reliable. But, this
time, it was too much (powerful?) and the casing of my
AT G80-10T SU fractured and blew off the lower side of
my "Strato-Cuda". The fuel/delay and ejection charge was
unburned. I suspect either a flawed motor casing or too
much ignitor material. This rocket will have to be
overhauled big time.
Our string of bad luck, ended when both P.J. (my son) and I
successfully launched our Initiators and Mustangs for
excellent flights (lost sight of the Mustang -- way cool!)
> Considering this is the beginning of February, I was astounded at the
> number and variety of flights. For most of the day there was an hour wait
> for pads, and they were kept full.
some more pads. It was too bad that several pads had recurring
> In the afternoon it clouded up and actually rained on us as we were packing
Was planning on two apiece, but around 1:00 p.m. the evil "W" arrived
and we left for L.A.
How about that PML Wahoo on the 98mm K? What a flight!!!
Pismo Beach, CA