Some people get up early to catch fish. I get up early to launch rockets. Sometimes I even catch one.
At 7:30 a.m., Orlando was already humid and HOT!
From ground level I couldn't feel any wind . . .
Here's one last look at the CORKSCREW.
It looked great spiraling during boost with the A3-4t in it's tail.
At ejection the drift was evident and it landed in some body's back yard.
I rarely lose rockets, maybe one out of 100 launches.
Not a big deal losing this one, I've got plenty of spare parts to make another.
The FRANKEN GOBLIN probably got 200' altitude with an A8-3 engine.
After losing the Corkscrew to the winds I made a launch rod adjustment on my camera tripod launcher. Under a spill holed parachute, it landed within 25' feet of the pad. I did catch this one before it hit the ground.
My Powered FLIC had a straight boost with an A10-3t engine to 650' feet. It did drift a bit and hit the basketball court surface hard. One fin was bent on landing but Scotch tape makes it an easy repair.
Here's my Starlight JAYHAWK. The A8-3 boost took it up to 275'.
Recovery looked good until I picked up the model.
The nose cone canard and leading edge of one large fin took a hard hit.
It's not easily repairable, but I'll patch it enough to fly again.
The carded downscale PIGASUS with a Quest MicroMaxx engine. Straight up, nose blow ejection and straight down. Altitude was an estimated 75 feet.