|Launch||Pad||Flyer's Name||Rocket Name||Motor(s)||Notes|
|11:30-12:30, SCO Andy Scheinost|
|1||2||Jimmy O'Keefe||Estes Silver Comet||D12-?||After 1 misfire|
|2||3||Blair Clark||"Cluster's Last Stand"||C6-7 x3|
|3||4||Tom Faerber||Estes Shell Shocked||B6-4||After 2 misfire|
|4||?||Larry Mills||"Hot Shot"||D12-7|
|5||2||Mark Brown||"The Thing"||A10-3T x7||Cluster wired in series. All 7 lit. Suprisingly good flight; fun to hear multiple distinctly separate ejection charges|
|6||3||Jimmy O'Keefe||"Goldline"||C6-5 ?|
|SCO Bob Wingate|
|7||4||Andy Scheinost||"Recycled Rocket"||B6-4|
|8||5||Tia Kirk||Estes X-Ray||1/2A3-2T|
|9||6||Jimmy O'Keefe||Estes Tomcat||C6-?||Looping flight; heads-up in parking area|
|10||2||Blair Clark||Estes Optima||D12-7 x3||Nice big rocket. Beautiful flight|
|11||3||Larry Mills||"Hot Shot"||AT F20-7W Econojet||Roared into the sky!|
|12||(flight card MIA)|
|1:00 - 1:30, SCO Tia Kirk|
|13||?||Andy Scheinost||"Recycled Rocket"||A8-3||Very nice flight|
|14||5||Marc Schroeder||Estes Yankee||A8-3|
|15||3||Will Schroeder||Estes Code Red||B6-4|
|16||4||Marc Schroeder||Estes Banshee||B6-4|
|17||4||James Case||Estes ARV Condor||B6-2||First flight; Worked well|
|1:30 - 2:00, SCO James Case|
|18||6||Bob Wingate||Estes Maniac||D12-5||'Chute didn't deploy, but landed without damage|
|19||2||Andy Scheinost||Estes Fat Boy (with plywood fins)||B6-4||Flew low & slow (windy)|
|20||(flight card MIA)|
|21||2||Andy Scheinost||Estes Fat Boy||C6-5|
|22||4||James Case||Estes ARV Condor||B6-4||Another good flight & recovery|
|23||?||Larry Mills||"3/4 scale Long Shot"||D12-7|
|After 2:00 p.m.|
|24||6||Bob Wingate||"Bob's D SuperRoc" (with 12" parachute)||FSI D20-5||Good boost. Drifted into next field north. Long walk; recovered OK.|
|25||Andy Scheinost||Estes Fat Boy||C6-3||Landed close to pad. Last flight of the day.|
NOTES: Two flight cards are missing in action (flight #12 and flight #20). One of these flights was Mark Brown's "Grapeshot", a narrow (minimum diameter or nearly so) rocket powered by an Aerotech single use G80-?. This rocket leaped off the pad - and I mean Leaped! If this flight didn't briefly exceed Mach 1, it sure didn't miss it by much. A load chorus of "Wow!'s" from spectators of all ages.
Total engines by class (with one flight unaccounted for):
|A||9||Seven on one flight.|
|C||7||Three on one flight|
|D||8||Three on one flight. A great day for clustering!|
Rockets making multiple flights:
|Estes ARV Condor||James Case|
|Estes Fat Boy||Andy Scheinost|
|"Recycled Rocket"||Andy Scheinost|
|"Hot Shot"||Larry Mills|
Number of flights per rocketeer:
|3||Larry Mills, Jimmy O'Keefe|
|2||Mark Brown, James Case, Blair Clark, Marc Schroeder, Bob Wingate|
|1||Tom Faerber, Tia Kirk, Will Schroeder|
Total impulse at least 468.75 Newton-seconds, like a partial I motor.
There were 3 clustered flights (#2, #5, #10), and no multi-stage flights.
There were 10 families, for a total of 11 rocketeers.
While the winds gusted occasionally accounting for a few brief pauses, the weather was generally good for flying; most flights were good to outstanding. While there weren't as many rockets launches as in August, or as many rocket fliers, those of us who were there had a great time.
Thanks again to our hosts, James and Tricia, for letting us use their field... and thanks for the donuts!
Submitted by Bob Wingate, NAR 35396, former president KCAR, NAR Section 505.
Last updated: August 22, 2001