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June 1999 Launch Report (6/26/1999)

On a hot and blustery day, a large turnout of MASA members, rocketeers, and spectators ventured onto the green fields of Blaine.  Temperatures near 90 degrees and a stiff wind out of the south conspired to keep the launch numbers lower than typical for a Saturday launch.  However, a number of great rockets took to the sky giving us our regular fix of AP and BP smoke.  In all, there were 90 flights tallied in just under three hours

A few highlights:
David Fergus, Lee Grimm, and Kerry Hodges brought out a number of "vintage" rockets.  These included a Photon Disruptor, an Astron Sprite, a Mark II, an Icarus, and a Mars Snooper II.  Kerry also flew a very nice replica Goblin.

Making a first flight appearance was Mike Kutzke's Saturn 1B.  It had a great flight but suffered a broken fin on landing.

Brian Fergus' Mean Machine had a great flight on a D12-5 launching out of Mark Thell's new tower.

Larry Schwartz tried a first flight on his new 2-stage AMRAAM (C6-0 to C6-7), but in the stiff wind, it did its best cruise missile imitation.  Better luck next time, Larry.

Ted Cochran launched a couple of the new Quest MicroMaxx rockets.  Tiny, but fun!

Paul Jarosch flew his Super Big Bertha three times on D12-3 motors for 3 successful flights.

Showing that tall and skinny isn't always the best form for a rocket, a number of Fat Boy and Big Daddy rockets made successful appearances on C, D, and E motors.   Unfortunately, Eric Hanson's Fat Boy suffered a C6-5 CATO that thoroughly mangled the rocket.

Alan Estenson put a first flight on his 3x upscale "Minne-Skeeter" built from the plans in Sport Rocketry magazine a few years back.  The A8-3 performed more like an A8-1, though,  resulting in a nasty zipper.

Click here for the full launch tally (in Adobe Acrobat PDF form)

The totals were:  90 flights, 92 motors.  The cumulative total impulse was 1118 Ns with an average total impulse of 12.2 Ns.  The motor breakdown follows:

Type

# Burned

MicroMaxx 2

1/4A

0

1/2A

2

A

15

B

21

C

25

D

22

E

1

F

3

G

1

H

0

(Alan Estenson)

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