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Minnesota Tripoli Launch Photos
North Branch, Minnesota
June 9, 2001
If you can contribute to the photo descriptions, please send email to mrn@mn-rocketry.net
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Blue-bordered images are thumbnails.  Click on them to view the full-sized photo.

All photos Copyright © 2001 by their respective photographers (Alan S. Estenson, Ted Cochran, Seth Cochran).  Commercial reproduction prohibited without permission.

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#01-075

  • Steve Robb with his PML AMRAAM 4 prior to a Level 2 cert attempt
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#01-109

  • Owner:  Steve Robb
  • Rocket:  PML AMRAAM 4
  • Motor(s):  J350
  • Notes:  Successful Level 2 certification

 

t01-110.jpg (12241 bytes)

#01-110

  • Steve Robb's AMRAAM just after main chute deployment

 

t01-076.jpg (31038 bytes)

#01-076

  • Alan Estenson with his 3" tubular fin rocket, "Möbius"

 

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#01-102

  • Owner:  Alan Estenson
  • Rocket:  "Möbius"
  • Motor(s):  J350-M
  • Notes:  

 

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#01-086

  • Brian Elfert arms the electronics before his Level 3 certification attempt

 

t01-087.jpg (20411 bytes)

#01-087

  • Brian Elfert with his "Big Yellow Rocket"

 

t01-111.jpg (66636 bytes)

#01-111

  • Owner:  Brian Elfert
  • Rocket:  "Big Yellow"
  • Motor(s):  M1315
  • Notes:  Successful Level 3 certification!

 

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#01-126

 

t01-127.jpg (9461 bytes)

#01-127

 

t01-128.jpg (9758 bytes)

#01-128

 

t01-129.jpg (10314 bytes)

#01-129

 

t01-112.jpg (25190 bytes)

#01-112

  • Big Yellow returns under a big Rocketman chute

 

t01-088.jpg (22843 bytes)

#01-088

  • Owner:  Dave Anderson
  • Rocket:  WAC Corporal
  • Motor(s):  K550
  • Notes:  Successful Level 2 certification attempt, 3,805 feet, 18 lbs loaded

 

t01-117.jpg (41282 bytes)

#01-117

  • Steve Robb gives Ted Cochran a hand with his 2-stage PML Quantum Leap

 

t01-090.jpg (36339 bytes)

#01-090

  • "Ted, there's a big, ugly bug on your rocket!"
    "Heh, heh, heh.  Not for long."

 

t01-092.jpg (30865 bytes)

#01-092

  • Ted Cochran with his PML Quantum Leap before its first 2-stage flight

 

t01-118.jpg (50659 bytes)

#01-118

  • Owner:  Ted Cochran
  • Rocket:  PML Quantum Leap
  • Motor(s):  I211 to H180
  • Notes:  First flight in 2-stage configuration

 

t01-119.jpg (48053 bytes)

#01-119

  • QL, booster burning

 

t01-107.jpg (39622 bytes)

#01-107

  • QL, booster still burning

 

t01-108.jpg (9521 bytes)

#01-108

  • QL, sustainer burning after successful staging

 

t01-120.jpg (10271 bytes)

#01-120

  • QL booster returning under chute

 

t01-093.jpg (37065 bytes)

#01-093

  • The Snyders with "Moonrider"

 

t01-094.jpg (30716 bytes)

#01-094

  • Michael Maurer & Kent Peterson wait in line

 

t01-095.jpg (24197 bytes)

#01-095

  • Richard Hagensick waits for a pad with his minimum-diameter beastie (J570!)

 

t01-098.jpg (41385 bytes)

#01-098

  • The busy time of day

 

t01-101.jpg (27137 bytes)

#01-101

  • Allen Sabean poses with his Talon (?) before a Level 2 certification flight on a J350

 

t01-103.jpg (22279 bytes)

#01-103

  • Owner:  unknown
  • Rocket:  PML Phobos (?)
  • Motor(s):  unknown
  • Notes:  blow-by in action

 

t01-104.jpg (12741 bytes)

#01-104

  • Owner:  Alan Estenson
  • Rocket:  Warrior 214
  • Motor(s):  G64-7
  • Notes:  

 

t01-123.jpg (30535 bytes)

#01-123

  • Owner:  Ted Cochran
  • Rocket:  HL-40
  • Motor(s):  D12-0
  • Notes:  upscale of Quest HL-20

 

t01-105.jpg (44074 bytes)

#01-105

  • Owner:  Ted Cochran
  • Rocket:  HL-40
  • Motor(s):  D12-0
  • Notes:  

 

t01-106.jpg (6484 bytes)

#01-106

  • Owner:  Richard Hagensick
  • Rocket:  PML Thunder n Lightning
  • Motor(s):  J350 to J300
  • Notes:  Awesome 2-stage flight

 

t01-113.jpg (50536 bytes)

#01-113

  • Frickin' electronics.  Aw, the heck with it.  Let's just aim it at Wisconsin and push the button.

 

t01-114.jpg (42741 bytes)

#01-114

  • Owner:  unknown
  • Rocket:  Patriot
  • Motor(s):  unknown
  • Notes:  

 

t01-115.jpg (19982 bytes)

#01-115

  • Owner:  Daniel Nestor
  • Rocket:  BSD Horizon
  • Motor(s):  H123
  • Notes:  Successful Level 1 certification

 

t01-116.jpg (22582 bytes)

#01-116

  • Owner:  unknown
  • Rocket:  Estes Impulse
  • Motor(s):  2 E30's (?)
  • Notes:  

 

t01-121.jpg (21894 bytes)

#01-121

  • Owner:  Kent Peterson
  • Rocket:  "Clone"
  • Motor(s):  I284
  • Notes:  clone of Walter Kjellander's "Hornet / Rocket Formerly Known as Hornet / Britney Spears" rocket

 

t01-122.jpg (22560 bytes)

#01-122

  • Owner:  Alan Estenson
  • Rocket:  PML IO
  • Motor(s):  G38-7
  • Notes:  

 

t01-124.jpg (31855 bytes)

#01-124

  • Owner:  unknown
  • Rocket:  "Budweiser" (?)
  • Motor(s):  3 G80's (?)
  • Notes:  

 

t01-125.jpg (54843 bytes)

#01-125

  • I357 drag race
    (unknown) rocket on left has already exited the frame, on upper right is Alan Estenson's Minie Magg, on lower right is Jesse Lake's Ariel just leaving the pad