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Minnesota Tripoli Launch Photos
North Branch, Minnesota
August 11, 2001
If you can contribute to the photo descriptions, please send email to mrn@mn-rocketry.net
(Please specify the photo by number.)

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, Michael Maurer).  Commercial reproduction prohibited without permission.

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#01-173

  • Mike Maurer & the Wahpeton rocket fleet

 

t01-175.jpg (52951 bytes)

#01-175

  • Tim Young with lots o' rocket goodies for sale

 

t01-176.jpg (59910 bytes)

#01-176

  • Limper rockets

 

t01-170.jpg (25180 bytes)

#01-170

  • Ed Ryan & Dan Nestor prepare to fly their scratchbuilt Gemini Titan for the first time.

 

t01-171.jpg (38726 bytes)

#01-171

 

 

t01-178.jpg (52891 bytes)

#01-178

  • Owner:  Ed Ryan & Dan Nestor
  • Rocket:  Gemini Titan
  • Motor(s):  2 G35's
  • Notes:  Flawless 1st flight!

 

t01-179.jpg (54504 bytes)

#01-179

  • Owner:  Glen Overby
  • Rocket:  IQSY Tomahawk (?)
  • Motor(s):  I154 (?)
  • Notes:  

 

t01-180.jpg (50168 bytes)

#01-180

  • Owner:  Doug Leinenger (sp?)
  • Rocket:  unknown
  • Motor(s):  I435 to Ixxx (?)
  • Notes:  Booster didn't deploy its chute & core-sampled into the bean field.

 

t01-181.jpg (61276 bytes)

#01-181

  • Owner:  unknown
  • Rocket:  LOC Caliber ISP
  • Motor(s):  unknown
  • Notes:  Split-second timing marks the beginning of forward-closure failure.  It was spitting fire an instant later.

 

t01-182.jpg (15518 bytes)

#01-182

  • Owner:  Brent Fields
  • Rocket:  Black Brant VB (lengthened PML kit)
  • Motor(s):  H112
  • Notes:  

 

t01-183.jpg (18682 bytes)

#01-183

  • Owner:  Mike Maurer
  • Rocket:  PML X-Calibur
  • Motor(s):  G64
  • Notes:  1st flight

 

t01-184.jpg (69963 bytes)

#01-184

  • Owner:  David Baker
  • Rocket:  Bruiser
  • Motor(s):  M1315
  • Notes:  Awesome flight!

 

t01-197.jpg (21629 bytes)

#01-197

 

t01-185.jpg (36185 bytes)

#01-185

  • Owner:  Rob Rusch
  • Rocket:  "Starfire" (PML Nimbus)
  • Motor(s):  J570
  • Notes:  Yeeeeoooow!

 

t01-190.jpg (53445 bytes)

#01-190

  • Owner:  Ted Cochran
  • Rocket:  PML Quantum Leap
  • Motor(s):  J350 to H97
  • Notes:  Flawless 2-stage flight.

 

t01-198.jpg (24472 bytes)

#01-198

 

 

t01-199.jpg (24545 bytes)

#01-199

 

 

t01-191.jpg (17805 bytes)

#01-191

  • Owner:  Dan Nestor (?)
  • Rocket:  unknown
  • Motor(s):  unknown
  • Notes:  

 

t01-192.jpg (25692 bytes)

#01-192

  • Owner:  Mel Guthmiller
  • Rocket:  unknown
  • Motor(s):  1 I357 & 2 I435's
  • Notes:  2 motors burning in this photo (the 3rd lit after this photo)

 

t01-200.jpg (38041 bytes)

#01-200

 

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#01-186

  • The BHR, mounted on the Gates Mobile Launcher.

 

t01-187.jpg (76041 bytes)

#01-187

  • M1315 burning in the 1st stage.

 

t01-201.jpg (58030 bytes)

#01-201

 

 

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#01-202

 

 

t01-188.jpg (21554 bytes)

#01-188

  • The 2nd stage did not light.  1st & 2nd stages are still joined (on right side of smoke plume).  J275 in 3rd stage has lit.

 

t01-203.jpg (41701 bytes)

#01-203

 

 

t01-189.jpg (15199 bytes)

#01-189

  • 1st & 2nd stages come down under chutes.

 

t01-172.jpg (58480 bytes)

#01-172

  • Jeff Hove preps his Thor.

 

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#01-195

  • Jeff Hove gets his Thor ready as Glen Overby watches over his shoulder.

 

t01-204.jpg (55556 bytes)

#01-204

  • Owner:  Jeff Hove
  • Rocket:  BSD Thor
  • Motor(s):  I161
  • Notes:  Successful level 1 cert flight!

 

t01-205.jpg (39641 bytes)

#01-205

  • boosting...

 

t01-196.jpg (21824 bytes)

#01-196

  • under chute.

 

t01-193.jpg (22017 bytes)

#01-193

  • Owner:  Pat Daly
  • Rocket:  LOC Caliber ISP
  • Motor(s):  I284
  • Notes:  Came in ballistic & was completely destroyed.  (thus showing the importance of remembering to put the BP ejection charge IN the motor.)

 

t01-194.jpg (37875 bytes)

#01-194

  • Owner:  David DeGrote (?)
  • Rocket:  unknown
  • Motor(s):  unknown
  • Notes: