Launch date and time: November 9th, 2002, 11:00 AM.
Launch location: Case Farm - Kansas City, MO
Despite a windy day, and a somewhat slow start, the last regular launch of the season turned out to be a fun and enjoyable one. We had several visitors, some who flew rockets, and one or two that just came to observe. One family came all the way from Topeka and put in several interesting flights. Our theme this month was odd rockets and several odd birds did get flown. Bob Wingate flew his whistling rocket. The Jessee family had several interesting odd rockets including R2D2 and other Star Wars rockets and a lamp shade rocket with a cone in place of fins. Dave Bucher had a couple of strange looking rockets, the strangest of which is the Roton Boiler that is a scale model of a real proposed rocket called the Roton. It looks like a blunt nosed cone. Tim B. had an original design resembling the F104 Starfighter; a much larger bird is planned.
During the launch, only one rocket was lost and that was due to a failure to deploy. It went in ballistic beyond the tree line. There were none lost to trees. James has the dubious distinction of the longest walk for any rocket his Lawn Dart landed close to the highway, but managed to miss all of the trees and other obstacles on the way down.
Turnout was down somewhat due to the high winds, and also due some other launches in the area. Tim B. and Bob W. shared the launch control, range check officer, and safety officer duties throughout the day. Several persons assisted with the tear down at the end of the day, including Blair C., Bob and Erin W., Dave B., Ian, and Tim B. They have the clubs many thanks. We also spent a lot of time here and there just standing around talking rockets. I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we all had a great time.
Total impulse expended: 965.53 N-s, in the J motor range. There was one clustered flight (#32) and four multistage flights (#6, #12, #17, and #35). There were 13 rocketeers. We burned 46 motors.
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|Launch||Fliers Name||Rocket Name(s)||Motor||Comments|
|1||Tim Burger||Tangent||B6-4||Good flight; broke fin|
|3||Darwin May||Quark||1/2A3-4T||Lost found later next to pads|
|4||Abbey Thompson||Alpha III||B6-4||Good flight|
|5||Bob Wingate||Quest Area 51 UFO||C6-0|
|6||Darwin May||Mongoose||B6-0/B6-6||Good staging|
|7||James Case||V-2||D12-3||Long arcing flight|
|8||Tim Burger||F104 Starfighter||B6-4||Good!|
|9||Tim Burger||Maniac||D12-7||Nice high flight, not too much drift|
|10||Darwin May||Mongoose||C6-7||Good high flight|
|11||Mark Bazinet||Big Daddy (#1)||C6-7||Deployed but no chute; broke fins|
|12||Erin Wingate||Delta Clipper||C11-0/C11-7||Great Flight|
|13||Blair Clark||Archer||G35-4||Great Flight|
|15||Tim Burger||Big Bertha||B6-4|
|16||Ian Jessee||Prowler||B6-2||Needed more motor! No damage|
|17||Tim Burger||Mongoose||B6-0/B6-6||Good staging|
|18||Bob Wingate||Bobs Whistle Rocket||C6-7||Whistles clearly heard|
|19||Ian Jessee||Prowler||C6-3||Much Better|
|20||Taylor Jessee||Big Bertha||B6-4|
|22||Blair Clark||Archer||G35-4||Very nice|
|23||Tim Burger||Gecko||D12-5||Good boost, tangled chute|
|24||Ian Jessee||Quicksilver||D12-3||Good flight|
|26||Mark Bazinet||Big Daddy (#2)||D12-7|
|27||Randall Jessee||Star Destroyer||E9-4||Good Flight|
|28||Taylor Jessee||Mach 12||A8-3|
|30||Ian Jessee||Copper Head||G35-7||Good!|
|31||Dave Bucher||Roton Boiler Plate||B4-2||Cato blow by rocket OK|
|32||Taylor Jessee||Mini-Viper||3 X A8-3||Nice|
|33||Tim Burger||F104 Starfighter||C6-5|
|34||Dave Bucher||Mach LOC||F25-7||Didnt deploy|
|35||Tim Burger||Long Shot||C11-0/C11-5||Perfect!|
|36||Dave Bucher||FSI Javelin||F32-7||Good flight spiral path|
|37||Bob Wingate||Blue Streak||A8-5|
|38||Tim Burger||Sprint Magnum||E28-4|
|39||Dave Bucher||Juno I||D12-5|
|40||James Case||Lawn Dart||G35-4|
|2||F104 Starfighter||Tim Burger|
|Motor||Number Used||Total Impulse|
See the duty roster for this launch.
Submitted by Tim Burger, NAR 78486.
Last updated: March 31, 2006