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Launch Report 2016-8 (MDRA)

17 Sep 2016, 22:17 UTC
Launch Report 2016-8 (MDRA)
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Location: Central Sod Farm, Centreville, MD, ESL-219Weather: 75-80, mostly overcast, wind 0-10Total flights: Today - 5; YTD - 62Total motors: Today - 10; YTD - 80Motors by class YTD: MMX-1, 1/2A-2, A-17, B-2, C-28, D-7, E-10, F-5, G-8Nice day, no shade required. The crowd didn't look too bad but the pads were mostly full on each round. I once again had a misfire on a G74SU using the stock igniter and left without flying the Ventris.My Flights:Landshark on a G118-8 - CR@300' - Fast flight, short walk.Mini Chesapeake Sea Monster on 5 x A10 - All 5 lit using the Cluster Buck. See the partial video in the album below.Boyce Saturn V on an C6-3 - Despite a marginal thrust/weight ratio, it flew well with just a little wobble. The dowel tower and one fin broke. I will replace the fin with 1/64th G10 and attach it with Bondic UV sensitive glue.Chesapeake Sky Monster on two D12-3s - Only one went and it quickly nosedived. Amazingly there was no damage.Chesapeake Sky Monster on two E12-4s - Both lit and it did a wider loop before hitting the ground. It was still under power so it tried to head off toward ...

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