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Minnesota Tripoli Launch Photos
North Branch, Minnesota
July 14, 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).  Commercial reproduction prohibited without permission.

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#01-137

  • Mike Casmey prepares his rocket for a level 3 cert attempt.

 

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#01-166

  • Owner:  Mike Casmey
  • Rocket:  "Red" (?)
  • Motor(s):  Ellis M1000
  • Notes:  CATO!  Sorry Mike...  (Note the burning fuel grains flying through the air!)

 

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#01-167

  • The broken aftermath

 

t01-139.jpg (60701 bytes)

#01-139

  • Mike surveys the damage as the emergency response crew looks on.

 

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#01-145

  • Kent Peterson poses with his LOC Bruiser.

 

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#01-146

  • Mark Thell gets ready for his level 1 attempt.  Russ Durkee & Damian Kostron might be helping...

 

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#01-150

  • Owner:  Mark Thell
  • Rocket:  LOC EZI-65
  • Motor(s):  H180
  • Notes:  2nd flight of the day.  First flight on an H128 was a successful level 1 cert.

 

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#01-148

  • Owner:  Gary Smokewood
  • Rocket:  unknown
  • Motor(s):  J (?)
  • Notes:  Separation led to booster crunching.

 

t01-147.jpg (33310 bytes)

#01-147

  • Ron Freiheit gets a little confused - must be the heat.  (Pointy end up, Ron!)

 

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#01-149

  • Owner:  Ron Freiheit
  • Rocket:  PML Aurora
  • Motor(s):  K458HW hybrid
  • Notes:  Suffered serious damage, but Ron says that it's now mostly repaired.  Reported altitude was 6300 ft.

 

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#01-151

  • Owner:  Glen Overby
  • Rocket:  Viking (?)
  • Motor(s):  unknown
  • Notes:  Hey, it's painted!

 

t01-152.jpg (39550 bytes)

#01-152

  • Owner:  Mark Thell
  • Rocket:  Loc Forte
  • Motor(s):  G35 (?)
  • Notes:  

 

t01-153.jpg (30484 bytes)

#01-153

  • Owner:  unknown
  • Rocket:  unknown
  • Motor(s):  unknown
  • Notes:  "I think I can.  I think I can..."

 

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#01-154

  • Owner:  Steve Robb
  • Rocket:  Extreme Stovi
  • Motor(s):  H180 (?)
  • Notes:  modified LOC kit

 

t01-155.jpg (50701 bytes)

#01-155

  • J350 drag race.  Alan Estenson's I-roc is first off pad 1 with Josh Patrin's rocket close behind off pad 3.  A second later, Steve Robb's AMRAAM 4 launched off pad 5 and Jesse Lake's Ariel went off pad 4.  Neil Kindschy's rocket stayed behind on pad 6.

 

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#01-156

  • Owner:  John Kmiech
  • Rocket:  "Big Smoothie"
  • Motor(s):  Lxxxx (?)
  • Notes:  Wow!  Suffered some damage when main chute wouldn't leave its deployment bag.

 

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#01-157

  • The Big Smoothie under boost.

 

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#01-158

  • Owner:  Alan Estenson
  • Rocket:  Hitech
  • Motor(s):  H73
  • Notes:  modified LOC kit

 

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#01-159

  • Owner:  Rick Weyrauch
  • Rocket:  PML Ultimate Endeavour
  • Motor(s):  3 I Redlines, airstarted Kxxx
  • Notes:  1 Redline burning in this photo

 

t01-160.jpg (23088 bytes)

#01-160

  • 2 Redlines burning in this photo.  Unfortunately, recovery ejection failed and it became a highway-seeking ballistic missile.  Rocket was obliterated.  :-(

 

t01-161.jpg (23415 bytes)

#01-161

  • Owner:  Alan Estenson
  • Rocket:  2X Der Big Red Max
  • Motor(s):  H97
  • Notes:  

 

t01-162.jpg (46463 bytes)

#01-162

  • Owner:  Dave Anderson
  • Rocket:  WAC Corporal
  • Motor(s):  J415
  • Notes:  Nice halo!

 

t01-163.jpg (30435 bytes)

#01-163

  • Owner:  Alan Estenson
  • Rocket:  PML IO
  • Motor(s):  G35
  • Notes:  

 

t01-164.jpg (17662 bytes)

#01-164

  • Owner:  Walter Kjellander
  • Rocket:  "Scooby Doo"
  • Motor(s):  I284
  • Notes:  This is Walter's 2nd Scooby Doo rocket; the 1st was completely destroyed in June when he forgot to arm the altimeter...  This rocket went on to win the nearest to 3,000 ft contest later in the day by flying to 3,014 ft on a J350.

 

t01-165.jpg (27383 bytes)

#01-165

  • Owner:  Kent Peterson
  • Rocket:  "Starburst"
  • Motor(s):  2 I357's
  • Notes:  Upscale of LOC kit.  Only 1 motor lit.