Thursday, March 5, 2009

Launch Report #25

Two launches in a row with Mandachan around... it's great having an audience.

After painting the Mandachan (pics coming soon), we launched a few of my tiny rockets outside.

First came IT on a MMX. Perfect flight to 60 feet, bounced off a branch, yaddie yada yada. Sticking skinny Estes igniters is a very reliable ignition method for MMX -way better than the bare wire igniters Quest provides.
Second came my 13mm saucer on a 1/2A3-4T. The hole in the saucer which served as the launch lug ripped and the saucer skittered around the pad, bending the rod and making Mandachan laugh at loud.

Third came the Whirling Twirling Tornado of Fire and Death and Doom (my 18mm monocopter) on a C6-0. It immediately buried itself 6" deep in the snow, leaching smoke through the snow. it actually looked pretty cool.
Finally came my Pen rocket on a MMX. It shot off the pad quick, ejected before apogee, kept going up to around 180 feet, and then came back down through the trees without damage. Its first perfect flight yet.

1 comment:

mandachan said...

i swear, your launches either cooperate perfectly or screw up and do something really cool whenever i'm there :)