Farm Launch, October 6, 2015
Farm Launch
October 6, 2015

A couple of the boys from this year's project group asked me to help them finish painting their rockets, and I arranged to visit them on a farm near Kahoka, Missouri to do just that. But as I looked at the weather forecast and saw mid 70's and almost no wind, I knew we had to do more than prime and sand rockets.

We had to launch.

I prepped five of my low-flying "back yard" rockets: Lo Flier, Dash, Rawhide (recently converted to mini power), Mini Max, and Mini Max Modified. However, I neglected to take the masking tape required to fly Dash, so I skipped it.

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Lo Flier Ready and Landon Waiting

First up was my Lo Flier on a 1/2A3-4T. It went up very straight and drifted just a bit south and east, landing in the grass without damage.

Rawhide Ready and Braydon Waiting

I launched my Rawhide next on another 1/2A3-4T. It was another high, straight flight and a pretty recovery.

Landon Readying Mini Max Modified

Third to fly was my Mini Max Modified on an A10-3T. It continued the pattern of straight flights, and was recovered without damage in the yard.

Mini Max Ready

Last to fly was my standard Mini Max on an A10-3T. One more straight flight, probably the highest of the day. Despite a rather fast descent, no damage was noted.

The session was short but sweet. I'm already looking forward to the next time...


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