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Launch Report 2016-9 (MDRA)

16 Oct 2016, 02:18 UTC
Launch Report 2016-9 (MDRA)
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Location: Central Sod Farm, Centreville, MD, ESL-220Weather: sunny, mid 60's, wind ~5Total flights: Today - 4; YTD - 66Total motors: Today - 4; YTD - 84Motors by class YTD: MMX-1, 1/2A-2, A-17, B-2, C-28, D-7, E-10, F-7, G-10This was an extremely strange launch for me. Every flight had potentially catastrophic issues but, somehow, 3 out of 4 came home unscathed. See the individual reports.My only regret was that I had to leave before Tom Cohen's big rocket flew.My Flights:Gene Wilder Frankensteen Memorial Hat on an F44 - This one supun around wildly. I have plans to re-do it for next year.Estes Mega Mosquito on an F15-4 - I didn't used the Chute Release as the wind had pretty much died out. The chute tangled and I thought it was going to be a goner. However, it was saved by a small tree. What luck!Estes Ventris on a G74-6 - Chute Release @ 200' - It took 4 tries but it had a nice high flight with ejection near apogee. The Chute Release was supposed to let go at 200'. Instead, the 'chute opened at about 20'. I assume it just took a while to shake loose (?). Amazingly, that was ...

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