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Launch Report 2017- (MDRA)

22 Jul 2017, 22:19 UTC
Launch Report 2017- (MDRA)
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Location: Central Sod Farm, ESL-228Weather: partly cloudy, until the thunderstorm; 93 and felt like 106; wind 0-5 Total flights: Today - 4; YTD - 24Total motors: Today - 7; YTD - 28Motors by class YTD: A-1; B-3; C-12; D-2; E-4; F-3; G-2; I-1By all rights, this could be counted as a bad day. Except for the fact that ROCKETS were involved.It was really hot, a huge thunderstorm cut the day short and two of my three rockets failed miserably. I did get to chat with some old friends, see some nice HPR flights including a YUGE Bullpup, and I got my motors from Kenny! My Flights:Apollo Command/Service Module on an F44-4 - When reporting on TRF, I mused that this model would benefit from more airspeed. Nope. It wiggled and then took a fast right turn. It survived but will be cannibalized. I sure had a rough time getting the motor lit. Luckily the F44s have a wide throat.Transparent Rocket on a D12-3 - Nice flight. The outer tube is fine but you can see the inner one was slightly melted/warped.Transparent Rocket on an F15-8 - Another good flight. The outer tube is still pristine. The dual fishing line shock ...

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