Richland launch Report

Richland launch Report

Post by Les Troy » Sun, 22 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Thursday afternoon wasn't filled up with any holliday happinings so took
the oppertunity to launch a few rockets with the kids.

Temp was a brisk 25 degF with no wind.

1) Gnome on a A10-3 - nice straight up and down flight.
2) Top half of a Mongoose (first flight) on a C5-3.  Flew great the
   daughter liked her new rocket.
3) Manic (also daughters) on a D12-5--- CATO about 5 feet in the air.
   not sure what really happend but the motor spit the nozzle and the motor
   also eject from the rocket with a big rip where the hook was.
   Big ejection flame up the body tube.  Only damage was to a new shock cord
   that I had just installed.
4) Son's Tornado -- the only 18mm I had were the C5-3's and this was also
   a brand new rocket (never been fired).  It went really really high.
   saw the ejection/seperation -- then watched as the parts got smaller and
   higher smaller and higher smaller.... till it was out of site.  Never did
   come down as far as I know.

oh well tonight I get some time to glass my PML Eclipse.  
--
Les Troyer

President Tri-County Partners
Habitat For Humanity
TRA # 4832 Level 2  NAR# 68881
Ad hoc ad loc quid pro quo,  so little time so much to know.  
Geromy Hillery Dillery Boo, PHD, MS, & Q

 
 
 

Richland launch Report

Post by pauldim.. » Wed, 25 Dec 1996 04:00:00



writes:

Quote:
>4) Son's Tornado -- the only 18mm I had were the C5-3's and this was also
>   a brand new rocket (never been fired).  It went really really high.
>   saw the ejection/seperation -- then watched as the parts got smaller
and
>   higher smaller and higher smaller.... till it was out of site.  Never
did
>   come down as far as I know.

That happened to me on a B engine!  The Tornado is REAL light.  Go for
1/2A's and A's.  B's are for the wild.  C's are for those interested in
space flight.

Paul.

Fly Baby Fly!