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October 26 2014 launch report

On Sunday, October 26, MASA held a launch at the Elk River / Otsego VFW Fields. 

A few of the flights:

MASA members - please send in your thoughts about the launch! 

Jeff Taylor writes:

Although it was a bit windier than most of us would prefer, there was still a decent turnout at the Otsego VFW today.

I flew my Sirius Rocketry Deimos on a D12-3 for a picture perfect flight.  I also flew my Estes Der Red Max, Estes Satellite Interceptor and FlisKits Deuces Wild all with nominal results.  I launched my steampunked Venti Vini Vici which weather-cocked into the wind and fly horizontal.  The ejection charge went off right before ground impact, but with the relatively flat trajectory it landed without a scratch.  I also flew my Big Daddy on an Aerotech D9, but the delay was waaaaay too long and it didn't eject until after the nose cone buried itself deep in the ground.  Luckily the result was only a tiny chip in the paint at the tip of the nose.

Sean Flynn writes:

Yesterday was my day of clusters. I flew the “Jules Verne’s Revenge” (steampunked Estes V2 with 4 fwd mounted 18mm motors) on 4 C6-5s. It turned so strongly upwind I thought one motor failed to light, but that was not the case. Then I flew my lengthened and clustered Estes Patriot on 3 C6-5s. It flew well and drifted far, but was found after 15-20 minutes. I then flew my “Silver Streak” scratch built cluster on 3 C6-5s with 2 of the 3 18mm motors at 20 degrees angle. One motor did not light, and when it landed, there was a lot of damage to the large fins/wings. Then I launched my Big Daddy on an E-28. It lawn darted like Jeff’s, but my problem wasn’t too long of delay. I forgot to install the ejection charge. L The body was flared 3-4 inches as it shoved over the NC. It is in ICU, and we’re not sure if it will make it.

The Details:

Full launch tally (PDF)

The totals were:  x flights with x motors burned. The motor breakdown follows:

Type

# Burned

MicroMaxx  

1/4A

 

1/2A

 

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

 

E

 

(Alan Estenson)

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