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KCAR Launch Report: August 10th, 2002 HPR Sport Launch

Launch date and time: August 10th, 2002, 11:00 AM.
Launch location: Tickwood Ranch, Drexel, MO.
Weather conditions: Wind calm to 5 MPH, temperature in the high 80s.

Nick's Red Rage begins final flight
Nick’s “Red Rage” makes its fateful last flight
Photo by Larry Zeilmann
Total impulse expended: 6,167.25 Ns, like a partial ‘M’ motor. There were eleven clustered flights (#1, #3, #5, #8, #14, #35, #37, #44, #58, #61, #64), and two multi-stage flights (#44, #53). There were 16 rocketeers.

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Launch Flyer’s Name Rocket Name Motor(s) Notes
1 Tim Burger Ranger B6-6 x3
2 Paul Woods Phantom G38-4
3 Nick Stich Big Sixer D12-5 x3 Test of a night launch rocket.
4 Rodney Vanmeter Unnamed G35-4
5 Tim Burger Super Ranger E9-6 x2
6 Paul Woods Binder Design Thug G69
7 Paul Woods Mini-Mag H153
8 Nick Stich Ol’ Niner C6-5 x57 6 CATOs, all but one ignited.
9 Rodney Vanmeter Unnamed H180
10 Josh Zeilmann Prowler D12-5
11 Dave Lucas Delta Clipper D12-5
12 Paul Case Big Daddy D12-5
13 Hayden Kaustinen Zinger B4-2
14 Tim Burger Super Ranger D12-7 x4 Only three ignited, but still a very nice flight.
15 Hayden Kaustinen Mini America 1/2A3-4T
16 Noah Zeilmann Skywinder C6-3
17 James Case Tethys I205 Level 1 certification attempt. Motor CATO.
18 Dave Lucas Fear This E9-4
19 Hayden Kaustinen Zinger B6-4
20 Paul Woods Smoochie I285
21 Paul Case Big Daddy D12-7
22 Dave Lucas RPM 2.5 A3-4T 26.6 seconds
23 Paul Woods Arch Blast I205
24 Noah Zeilmann Skywinder C6-3
25 Rodney Vanmeter Unnamed I161
26 Hayden Kaustinen Heatseeker A8-3
27 Tim Burger HARM D12-5
28 Josh Zeilmann Skywinder C6-3
29 Dave Lucas Starship Exalon F20-4W
30 Hayden Kaustinen Zinger C6-5
31 Dave Lucas Fear This F21-6
32 Bill Hensley Pathfinder C11-3
33 Paul Woods Soulfly F20-7W
34 Josh Zeilmann Skywinder C6-3
35 Nick Stich 5x Mosquito E9-4 x2
36 Taylor Jessee Super Big Bertha C11-3
37 Larry Zeilmann AGM-78 C6-5 x3
38 Ian Jessee Tiny Peradactal Replica F20-7W
39 Noah Zeilmann Skywinder C6-3
40 Tim Burger Super Big Bertha E28-7T
41 Rodney Vanmeter Unnamed G64
42 Hayden Kaustinen Zinger C6-5
43 Paul Woods Big Daddy D12-5
44 Bill Hensley Little Beth x2 C6-0, C6-3 x2, C6-5 Nice staging, shredded the booster, though.
45 Hans Jessee Hans Heavy Hauler G35-7W Unstable.
46 Paul Woods Yank Asp E9-6
47 Dave Lucas Zepher Hi D15-4T
48 Larry Zeilmann Strong ARM F20-4W
49 Bill Hensley Big Brute G35-7W
50 Tim Burger Intercepter G F50-4T
51 Rodney Vanmeter Forte F40
52 Josh Zeilmann Skywinder C6-3
53 Bill Hensley Magnum C11-0, C6-5
54 Hans Jessee Mirage G38-4
55 Nick Stich Crayon H123 No deployment.
56 Paul Woods Mystic Buzz H128
57 Tim Burger Airspike F23-7
58 Taylor Jessee Viper 4 D12-5 x4
59 Larry Zeilmann Silver Comet D12-3
60 Randall Jessee PVC Airspike G40-7W
61 Tim Burger Super Big Bertha E9-8 x4
62 Rodney Vanmeter Willow H128
63 Dave Lucas HP Initiator H128-SW Level 1 certification attempt. Motor kicked.
64 Taylor Jessee Viper 3 Replica A8-3 x3 Never left the pad.
65 Tim Burger Maxi Alpha D15-7T
66 Tim Burger Airspike F23-7
67 Noah Zeilmann Skywinder C6-3
68 Noah Zeilmann Skywinder C6-3
69 Josh Zeilmann Skywinder C6-3
70 Tim Burger Maxi Alpha E15-7W
71 Dave Lucas RPM 2.5 A3-4T
72 Bill Hensley Big Brute G80-7T
73 Dave Lucas RPM 2.5 A10-3T
74 Larry Zeilmann Phoenix E9-4
75 Dave Lucas Cheetah G125-15
76 Tim Burger Intercepter G G80-7T

Dave’s level one attempt
Photo by Bill Hensley
Total engines by class:
Type Qty. Notes
1/2A 1
A 7
B 5
C 79 57 in one flight!
D 20
E 13
F 9
G 11
H 6
I 4

Tim’s Ranger clone starts the day with a cluster of three B6 motors
Photo by Tim Burger
Rockets making multiple flights:
Flights Rocket Rocketeer
Skywinder Josh & Noah Zeilmann
Zinger Hayden Kaustinen
RPM 2.5 Dave Lucas
Airspike Tim Burger
Maxi Alpha
Intercepter G
Super Big Bertha
Super Ranger
Big Daddy Paul Case
Big Brute Bill Hensley
Fear This Dave Lucas

Rodney’s rocket under “silk”
Photo by Larry Zeimann
Number of flights per rocketeer:
Flights Rocketeer(s)
Tim Burger
Dave Lucas
Paul Woods
Hayden Kaustinen, Rodney Vanmeter
Bill Hensley, Josh Zeilmann, Noah Zeilmann
Nick Stich, Larry Zeilmann
Taylor Jessee
Paul Case, Hans Jessee
James Case, Ian Jessee, Randall Jessee

Submitted by Jerome Tonneson, NAR 76200.

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