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KCAR Launch Report: October 6th, 2002 Rocketoberfest Launch

Launch date and time: October 6th, 2002, 9:00 AM.
Launch location: Case Farm, Kansas City, MO.
Weather conditions: Wind 15+ MPH and gusty, temperature in the low 70s.

Total impulse expended: 923.32 N-s, like a partial ‘J’ motor. There were 2 clustered flights (13 & 21), and no multi-stage flights. There were 8 rocketeers, 28 rockets and 42 motors.

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Flight Log
Launch Flier’s Name Rocket Name(s) Motor Comments
1 Dan Kirk Flying Saucer D12-3
2 Dan Kirk TAS C6-3 Drag race with #3
3 Dan Kirk Flying Saucer D12-3 Drag race with #2
4 Dan Kirk SkyWriter C6-3 Lost!
5 Erin Wingate FireStreak A8-3 Spot Landing
6 Paul Case Big Bertha B6-4 Nice flight, ’chute tangled
7 Terry Meade Big Daddy D12-5 Windcocked, landed in next fieild
8 Mark Bazinet Big Bertha C6-5
9 Paul Case Big Bertha B6-4
10 Terry Meade Gemini DC B6-4 Smooth flight
11 Erin Wingate C Superoc C6-5 Duration flight 14Sec
12 Mark Bazinet Big Bertha B6-6 Nice flight, deployed just in time
13 Terry Meade Green Goddess D12-3 X 3 All three lit — nice flight
14 Paul Case Big Bertha C6-5
15 Mark Bazinet Initiator F20-4W Roarded off the pad, good recovery
16 Kyle Bazinet Big Bertha B6-3 Good flight, no ’chute, bouncer
17 Terry Meade G-Force G38-4 Nice flight and recovery
18 Terry Meade Firefly A8-3
19 Mark Bazinet Big Bertha C6-5
20 Terry Meade Dad to the Bone D12-3
21 Terry Meade Widow Maker! F23-4 X 2 Ouch! Only one lit
22 Dave Bucher C Superoc C6-3 Didn’t deploy
23 Dave Bucher 1/2A Heli-duration 1/2A3-2T Tumbled in wind
24 Dave Bucher 1/2A Heli-duration 1/2A3-2T Didn’t deploy — Ouch!
25 John Palmer Yankee A8-3 Separation
26 Terry Meade Blue Heaven E15-4 Misfire on first try
27 Dave Bucher Rascal D21-10 Didn’t deploy — bounce recovery
28 John Plamer Astra A8-3 OK flight, lots of drift
29 Dave Bucher Rascal D21-10 Didn’t deploy again
30 John Plamer Qust Tomahawk B6-4
31 Terry Meade Eliminator E9-4 Nice flight
32 James & Paul Big Bertha C6-5 Tangled ’chute
33 John Palmer Quest Delta Clipper C6-3 Landed by pads
34 Terry Meade Eliminator E15-4 Landed close to cars — found later
35 John Palmer AMRAAM B6-4 Never left pad
36 John Palmer AMRAAM B6-4
37 Terry Meade G-Force G35-7 Very nice
38 Dave Bucher 2X Mars Lander G35-? Good launch, tangled ’chute, legs damaged
39 Dave Bucher Mach LOC F25-7

Flights by Roceteer:
Number of Flights Rocketeer
11 Terry Meade
7 Dave Bucher
6 John Palmer
4 Paul Case
Mark Bazinet
Dan Kirk
2 Erin Wingate
1 Kyle Bazinet

Rockets Making Multiple Flights:
Number Rocket Rocketeer
4 Big Bertha Paul Case
3 Big Bertha Mark Bazinet
2 Flying Saucer Dan Kirk
1/2A Heli-Duration Dave Bucher
AMRAAM John Palmer
Eliminator Terry Meade

Impulse by Motor
Motor Number Used Total Impulse
1/2A3 2 2.18
A8 4 9.28
B6 8 34.64
C6 9 79.38
D12 7 117.88
D21 2 39.18
E9 1 27.87
E15 2 79.52
F20 1 60.45
F23 2 105.7
F25 1 77.92
G35 2 201.64
G38 1 87.68
Totals 42 932.14

Submitted by Tim Burger NAR 78486

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