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locked Re: November 24th, 2000 Launch report, Summit County Fairgrounds, Tallmadge, Ohio

kgholloway@...
 

"M",

Excellent launch report! Wish I could have been there but I was paged just
as I was leaving and had to go into to work, what a bummer! Hope to make
it out to the next launch.

Ken Holloway


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Paul Bixler <PBixler@...>
 

Thanks to Mark, Mike, Chuck and all the Steeler fans that my brother and
I met today! We had a great time and enjoyed the hospitality. Very
good launch report except the Expeditor. That wasn't mine. No level 1
yet. Also that Rampart was a two-staged rocket which is about 13 oz.
sitting on the pad. Very slow liftoff on 1st stage, but once it gets
going it simulated and achieved about 1,000 feet for the top stage.
Will look forward to the Viper IV picture post and the day I launch my
first F & G motors! Still using E, D and C motors. I don't have good
picture of ViperIV taking off yet, so I'm hoping that it turned out
well! Also good launch system. We clustered at 100% today. Looking
forward to coming back someday and enjoyed meeting Barry Lynch,
president of Loc/ Precision. Would like to get some of those modular
baffle units for some scratch builds for use with 29 mm econojets that
I'm building Barry! Thanks for the catalogs Barry! Will pass them
out at the PSC and Dragonfire launches here in Pgh next year!

Paul


locked November 24th, 2000 Launch report, Summit County Fairgrounds, Tallmadge, Ohio

M <mleffler@...>
 

Weather:
Sunny
Winds: 0 - 5 mph.
Temperature: 38F - 42F
LMR rules in effect

As temporary scribe, this will be a rather short report, but for late
November, we couldn't have asked for a nicer day (maybe a tad bit warmer).
In order to save time, launches will be listed by person rather than in
sequence of order.

Chuck Straka - Chuck started the day with a nice little "wind & drift check"
launch on an Alpha 3 using an A8-3. Chucks other flights were as follows:
a drag race with Mark Recktenwald both using Sidewinders on C6-3 (no talk of
racing for pink-slips). He followed this with a NCR eliminator on a F20-4,
and then his F22 Air Superior Booster <sp> on a B6-4. Chuck then hauled out
his Big Daddy and lofted it on a F40-7.

Yours truly was second out of the chute lighting up a newly built Estes Fat
Boy on a B6-4, and then the Saturn V on an E15-4. Then it was time to
accelerate the cash burn rate and haul out the thrice zippered Small
Endeavour, with 12" of fresh Quantum Tube, the SE's first shot for today was
on a G75-medium. Kevin Leffler then sent the Fat Boy up twice on C6-3's. I
followed up with the Small Endeavour this time on an H128-short. Daughter
Kristen "I'm starting to like this rocket stuff" Leffler then sent up the
Fat Boy on a C6-5, and brother Kevin let the Saturn V go on an E30-7. I
then sent up my "extended" length LOC- Stovie (how's that for a plug
Barry??) on a G75-short. That was followed up by the Small Endeavour on a
G75-medium. Kevin once again fired of the Fat Boy on a C6-5. I then agreed
to a drag race with Mark Recktenwald, My Small Endeavour on a H128 against
Mark's infamous CR4 on a H180. I cleared the rod before Mark ever let out
the clutch, but once that H180 came up to pressure, the CR4 left me in its
dust. 2 H's at once is a great crowd pleaser. Given the burn rate for
those 2 motors, we're talking $14,400 an hour to race those 2 rockets!!!
(don't show the wives) My last flight was the Fat Boy on a C6-5

Mark Recktenwald started the day with his Sidewinder on the before mentioned
C6-3 drag race. Mark then launched his Shadow on 1 D12-7 and 4 C6-7's, then
in keeping with tradition, the D12 CATO'd and landed about 3 feet from the
pad, with minor smoke damage to the Shadow. The Shadow faired better next
time going up on 5 C6-5's. Mark also lofted his Marz Lander on an A10-3T.
The last flight of the day for Mark was another drag race (competitive
sucker ain't he?) pitting his CR4 camera rocket on an H180 against my Small
Endeavour running a small block H128.I lost. Son Adam also lofted his Bubba
on a C6-5

Paul Bixler and his brother John drove in from Pittsburgh (in search of a
superior football team) and stopped at the launch on the way to the Brown's
team store (so I hear). Paul's first shot was his Viper IV using 2 D12-7's
and 2 D11-P's (I hope to post a Photo to E-Groups later). Paul then sent up
his Nike Smoke on a D12-7, and his Little Buster on a cluster of 3 C6-5's.
his next flight was a scratch built "Rampart" on a D12-0 and D12-5. Paul's
Viper IV went back out on a combo of 2 D12-7's and 2 D11-P's. Next up was
his Expeditor on a G75-S and his last flight of the day was his scratch
built "Blazer" on an E30-7. Thanks for coming over to our neck of the woods
guys.

H. Weiss sent up a Graduator on G64

Paul Bauer burned his share of engines today also. Paul started with his
Estes V2 on a D12-5 and the fired up his Level 1 success story, Expeditor,
on a G80-7. He also sent his Expeditor on an H128-S, and closed out the day
with the V2 on a D12-5

Wolf made appearance lighting off his L'il Nuke on a G35-7

Tom Eckert had a great flight with his "Swinger" on a C6-3

The infamous Barry Lynch had several great flights.but unfortunately didn't
write 'em in the book. That's okay though because Barry's somewhat new to
this rocket stuff. I do recall he had a great flight on a proto-type V2 on
I believe a H128. Hopefully he can find a manufacturer to "kit" the model
for him, (I'd probably even buy one).

With the exceptions of those not recorded, here is a breakdown of ordinance
expended.

A's - 2
B's - 2
C's - 21
D's - 14
E's - 3
F's - 2
G's - 6
H's - 5

Total: 55 plus some MIA's



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locked Re: Reminder - Launch at Summit County Fairgrounds

Mark Recktenwald <m_reckt@...>
 

Paul Bixler wrote:

I'm from Denver and I'm in Pittsburgh visiting with my brother. I was
wondering if you think it would be worth a two hour drive to come see
your launch tomorrow. My brother has never been to one of your
launches. How many people will be there? Etc. TIA
Right now it looks like we'll only have a handful of people. Most of the
folks who fly big stuff (H, I, J) won't be there. I'm sure those that
will be there will do lots of A's, B's, and C's, plenty of D's and E's,
and a handful of F's and G's. Dare I say we might see an H or two? Due
to the weather (upper 30's), I can't see us staying very long, so it
will be a shorter-than-normal launch.

If you are interested in coming to watch a big show, this is not the one
to come to. I would suggest attending one of our Spring launches in
Mantua. In the Spring everyone has lots of recently-completed rocket
projects to fly and they are just itching to see them "kiss the sky".
The field in Mantua is much bigger and we'll have a waiver too.
Tomorrow's launch at SCFG will be limited to large model rockets (not
more than 3.3 pounds and 125 grams of propellant).

If you are interested in doing a lot of flying yourself, this one will
be fun. Typically, the fewer the flyers, the easier it is for each
individual to get more rockets in the air.

--
Mark Recktenwald
Stow, Ohio
Moderator of MTMA on eGroups: http://www.egroups.com/group/MTMA
NAR #77432, Level 1, Co V.P./Sec'y MTMA, NAR Section #606
MTMA web page: http://web.raex.com/~markndeb/rockets/mtma/


locked Re: Reminder - Launch at Summit County Fairgrounds

M <mleffler@...>
 

Hi John,

I'm not sure how many people will be there given the holiday. I plan on
attending and will have 3 or 4 rockets to put up. I'll probably use a few
B's and C's and also some G75's, possibly an H128 if conditions allow. I
would suggest you check the postings Friday morning and see if others have
checked in. Have a great holiday and a safe drive should you decide to head
over.

Mike

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To: <MTMA@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2000 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: [MTMA] Reminder - Launch at Summit County Fairgrounds


Hi,

I'm from Denver and I'm in Pittsburgh visiting with my brother. I was
wondering if you think it would be worth a two hour drive to come see
your launch tomorrow. My brother has never been to one of your
launches. How many people will be there? Etc. TIA

John



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locked Re: Reminder - Launch at Summit County Fairgrounds

Paul Bixler <PBixler@...>
 

Hi,

I'm from Denver and I'm in Pittsburgh visiting with my brother. I was
wondering if you think it would be worth a two hour drive to come see
your launch tomorrow. My brother has never been to one of your
launches. How many people will be there? Etc. TIA

John


locked Re: Reminder - Launch at Summit County Fairgrounds

Larry Graceffo
 

sorry can't make it friday,, gotta work. hope you have great weather,, see
you at the next one. happy thanksgiving to all.
larry graceffo


locked Re: Reminder - Launch at Summit County Fairgrounds

Phoenix7187@...
 

I will not be there, I have to work


locked Reminder - Launch at Summit County Fairgrounds

MTMA@...
 

We would like to remind you of this upcoming event.

Launch at Summit County Fairgrounds

Date: Friday, November 24, 2000
Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM EST (GMT-05:00)

S.R. 91 (North Avenue)
Tallmadge, Ohio
http://web.raex.com/~markndeb/rockets/mtma/scfg.htm
Setup at 10:00 a.m.
Range opens at 10:30 a.m.


locked Re: NOTICE! FINAL WARNING! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

Barry Lynch <belynch@...>
 

i am in - do i gotta bring de fargin ol lady?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hilty Information Systems" <blankreg@...>
To: <MTMA@...>
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2000 9:39 PM
Subject: [MTMA] NOTICE! FINAL WARNING! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!


I'm having a party... darn it.. On December 16th.

The first annual MTMA Holiday party...

At my house. I'm cooking chicken wings on the fargin' grill, and I'm
going
to buy 2 cases of fargin' *good* beer... 7PM, to whenever we can stop
talking!

<vbg>

I want mailing addresses (need 'em for records anyway, and I promise not
to
subscribe you to "Compost Today"), as my wife wants to send out printed
invitations... dunno why, it apparently is a "girl" thing...

I ask nothing of the membership (huddling masses?). Well, nothing except
maybe a couple of "bottles", and much, much, much rocket talk! We will
provide the food... we control the horizontal, we can make the picture a
fuzzy mess, or.. oh, sorry..

The only exception is Mark. You can *not* enter my driveway unless your
trunk is full of homebrew. Ya see, we got this spiffy HeNe laser from
Edmund, and we've finally found a use for it!

<bg>

This is a freakin' *family* event, and I want *all* spouses, kids, pets,
concubines, etc., attending! We have SEGA, we have Nintendo, we have a
P-III with every computer game known to mankind installed on it...

Plus, I have a *really* great stereo!

If'n no one shows... I'll stand in front of the bathroom mirror, turn
"Dark
Side of the Moon" up really loud, drink a couple or 12 beers, and give all
the awards to myself! Well, maybe I'll give one to the cat, or the fish,
not sure yet.. Then I'll probably cry myself to sleep in the bathtub...

<vbg>

Seriously, please try to come over! Our house is big enough for all of us
(Just ask Chuck, he got the "tour" today when he picked up Trigger!).

Send me your snail mail via private email, and my wife (god help her) will
send you an invitation, and a map.

December 16th, 7PM, mark your calendars! Y'all better show, 'cause I have
150 chicken wings in the freezer!

Sincerely,

The "Little General"

<bg>




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locked Re: NOTICE! FINAL WARNING! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

kgholloway@...
 

Todd,

My snail mail address is:

Kenneth G. Holloway
500 Whitney Rd.
Conneaut, OH 44030

Also are there any other MTMA members who like strong Porters or Lagers? I
can nip over the state line to PA and pick up a couple of cases of
Yngling's best microbrews.

Ken


locked Re: NOTICE! FINAL WARNING! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

M <mleffler@...>
 

Not sure what is going on that evening with the rest of the family...but I
have been looking for a new group to sing my extended remix of "Feelings"
to. I hear Santa Todd is handing out Dr. Rocket 38mm motor systems.

Mike Leffler
4353 Ellsworth Rd
Stow, Ohio 44224

P.S. Everyone a weapon in case this is some sort of Hilty Amway scam

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dale Purkey" <purkede@...>
To: <MTMA@...>
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2000 6:01 AM
Subject: Re: [MTMA] NOTICE! FINAL WARNING! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!


Dale Purkey 39104 State Route 39, Salineville Ohio 43945 Sounds like fun!
Dale
----- Original Message -----
From: Hilty Information Systems <blankreg@...>
To: <MTMA@...>
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2000 9:39 PM
Subject: [MTMA] NOTICE! FINAL WARNING! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!


I'm having a party... darn it.. On December 16th.

The first annual MTMA Holiday party...

At my house. I'm cooking chicken wings on the fargin' grill, and I'm
going
to buy 2 cases of fargin' *good* beer... 7PM, to whenever we can stop
talking!

<vbg>

I want mailing addresses (need 'em for records anyway, and I promise not
to
subscribe you to "Compost Today"), as my wife wants to send out printed
invitations... dunno why, it apparently is a "girl" thing...

I ask nothing of the membership (huddling masses?). Well, nothing
except
maybe a couple of "bottles", and much, much, much rocket talk! We will
provide the food... we control the horizontal, we can make the picture a
fuzzy mess, or.. oh, sorry..

The only exception is Mark. You can *not* enter my driveway unless your
trunk is full of homebrew. Ya see, we got this spiffy HeNe laser from
Edmund, and we've finally found a use for it!

<bg>

This is a freakin' *family* event, and I want *all* spouses, kids, pets,
concubines, etc., attending! We have SEGA, we have Nintendo, we have a
P-III with every computer game known to mankind installed on it...

Plus, I have a *really* great stereo!

If'n no one shows... I'll stand in front of the bathroom mirror, turn
"Dark
Side of the Moon" up really loud, drink a couple or 12 beers, and give
all
the awards to myself! Well, maybe I'll give one to the cat, or the
fish,
not sure yet.. Then I'll probably cry myself to sleep in the bathtub...

<vbg>

Seriously, please try to come over! Our house is big enough for all of
us
(Just ask Chuck, he got the "tour" today when he picked up Trigger!).

Send me your snail mail via private email, and my wife (god help her)
will
send you an invitation, and a map.

December 16th, 7PM, mark your calendars! Y'all better show, 'cause I
have
150 chicken wings in the freezer!

Sincerely,

The "Little General"

<bg>




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locked Re: NOTICE! FINAL WARNING! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

Dale Purkey <purkede@...>
 

Dale Purkey 39104 State Route 39, Salineville Ohio 43945 Sounds like fun!
Dale

----- Original Message -----
From: Hilty Information Systems <blankreg@...>
To: <MTMA@...>
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2000 9:39 PM
Subject: [MTMA] NOTICE! FINAL WARNING! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!


I'm having a party... darn it.. On December 16th.

The first annual MTMA Holiday party...

At my house. I'm cooking chicken wings on the fargin' grill, and I'm
going
to buy 2 cases of fargin' *good* beer... 7PM, to whenever we can stop
talking!

<vbg>

I want mailing addresses (need 'em for records anyway, and I promise not
to
subscribe you to "Compost Today"), as my wife wants to send out printed
invitations... dunno why, it apparently is a "girl" thing...

I ask nothing of the membership (huddling masses?). Well, nothing except
maybe a couple of "bottles", and much, much, much rocket talk! We will
provide the food... we control the horizontal, we can make the picture a
fuzzy mess, or.. oh, sorry..

The only exception is Mark. You can *not* enter my driveway unless your
trunk is full of homebrew. Ya see, we got this spiffy HeNe laser from
Edmund, and we've finally found a use for it!

<bg>

This is a freakin' *family* event, and I want *all* spouses, kids, pets,
concubines, etc., attending! We have SEGA, we have Nintendo, we have a
P-III with every computer game known to mankind installed on it...

Plus, I have a *really* great stereo!

If'n no one shows... I'll stand in front of the bathroom mirror, turn
"Dark
Side of the Moon" up really loud, drink a couple or 12 beers, and give all
the awards to myself! Well, maybe I'll give one to the cat, or the fish,
not sure yet.. Then I'll probably cry myself to sleep in the bathtub...

<vbg>

Seriously, please try to come over! Our house is big enough for all of us
(Just ask Chuck, he got the "tour" today when he picked up Trigger!).

Send me your snail mail via private email, and my wife (god help her) will
send you an invitation, and a map.

December 16th, 7PM, mark your calendars! Y'all better show, 'cause I have
150 chicken wings in the freezer!

Sincerely,

The "Little General"

<bg>




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locked NOTICE! FINAL WARNING! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

Tod Hilty
 

I'm having a party... darn it.. On December 16th.

The first annual MTMA Holiday party...

At my house. I'm cooking chicken wings on the fargin' grill, and I'm going
to buy 2 cases of fargin' *good* beer... 7PM, to whenever we can stop talking!

<vbg>

I want mailing addresses (need 'em for records anyway, and I promise not to
subscribe you to "Compost Today"), as my wife wants to send out printed
invitations... dunno why, it apparently is a "girl" thing...

I ask nothing of the membership (huddling masses?). Well, nothing except
maybe a couple of "bottles", and much, much, much rocket talk! We will
provide the food... we control the horizontal, we can make the picture a
fuzzy mess, or.. oh, sorry..

The only exception is Mark. You can *not* enter my driveway unless your
trunk is full of homebrew. Ya see, we got this spiffy HeNe laser from
Edmund, and we've finally found a use for it!

<bg>

This is a freakin' *family* event, and I want *all* spouses, kids, pets,
concubines, etc., attending! We have SEGA, we have Nintendo, we have a
P-III with every computer game known to mankind installed on it...

Plus, I have a *really* great stereo!

If'n no one shows... I'll stand in front of the bathroom mirror, turn "Dark
Side of the Moon" up really loud, drink a couple or 12 beers, and give all
the awards to myself! Well, maybe I'll give one to the cat, or the fish,
not sure yet.. Then I'll probably cry myself to sleep in the bathtub...

<vbg>

Seriously, please try to come over! Our house is big enough for all of us
(Just ask Chuck, he got the "tour" today when he picked up Trigger!).

Send me your snail mail via private email, and my wife (god help her) will
send you an invitation, and a map.

December 16th, 7PM, mark your calendars! Y'all better show, 'cause I have
150 chicken wings in the freezer!

Sincerely,

The "Little General"

<bg>


locked Friday Launch

kgholloway@...
 

I'm planning to be there with at least one of the kids. I don't know about
the weather though, I've had a lot of trouble with Ohio's winters since I
spent a couple of years in Florida. Oh well, guess I'll have to snuggle up
to a warm motor casing between flights <bg>.

Ken Holloway


locked Re: The 'friendly' folks at SCFG

Barry Lynch <belynch@...>
 

And I so wanted to show mom my new Bruiser EXP on the K1100.......... well -
guess it's going to be held at the fairgrounds?
Since when did the cold slow you down?
Hope it is a fine still afternoon-
Barry


locked The 'friendly' folks at SCFG

Mark Recktenwald <m_reckt@...>
 

Good morning folks!

Check out the article that appeared in yesterday's Akron Beacon Journal:
http://ohio.com/bj/news/2000/November/16/docs/009155.htm

References to our contact, Elizabeth Hale, start at paragraph 17 (about
halfway down the page).

We have a launch at SCFG on Thanksgiving Friday. It is supposed to be
pretty cold. Make sure you bring Nylon chutes, the Estes plastic ones
don't work well in cold weather. I doubt I'll be there at 9:00am, I
guess I was optimistic when I set that up in the calendar. Setup will
likely be from 10:00am to 10:30am when the range will open. So far we're
looking at just LMR (loaded rockets less than 3.3 pounds; engines 1/4A
through F, most G's, and a few H's).

--
Mark Recktenwald


locked Reminder - Launch at Summit County Fairgrounds

MTMA@...
 

We would like to remind you of this upcoming event.

Launch at Summit County Fairgrounds

Date: Friday, November 24, 2000
Time: 9:00AM - 3:00PM EST (GMT-05:00)

S.R. 91 (North Avenue)
Tallmadge, Ohio
http://web.raex.com/~markndeb/rockets/mtma/scfg.htm
Setup at 9:00 a.m.
Range opens at 10:00 a.m.


locked Re: Launch Report!

Bob Riddle <briddle@...>
 

Hey....you're breaking my heart! I had my calendar in my head messed up and
was thinking the next launch was going to be on the Sunday after
Thanksgiving and I was going to go to that one. I was even going to try my
level 1 again! And it was at the fair grounds again! Thinking it was going
to be on Sunday, I didn't go up last weekend! Imagine my psychotic
depression I went into when I discovered my time disorientation and then
read what a great time you folks had! And I have to work the Friday after
Thanksgiving!

I, through careful and sensitive domestic negotiations, can only make it up
from Mansfield once a month. SO I guess the next one after the one I can't
get to is in December. I haven't launched in the winter before. Should be
interesting.....

Congratulations on the level 1 Paul!

See you guys in December!

Bob Riddle


locked Re: Launch Report! (with extras)

Joe Angelucci
 

Hey guys,

Just a quick note to say we had a great time! Also,
this was the first time (twice even) that the 5 foot,
scratch built, EXCALIBER (or "chandelier" as Tod calls
it) was launched with no damage, not even from
catching it.
I was also successful in getting my 3+ foot, scratch
built, LEXINGTON back from the oak tree it spent the
last 2 weeks residing in. Thanks again, Joe Angelucci


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(but it took me a long time
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Hmmm.. maybe "13" is our lucky number? <g>

Date: 11/12/00
Location: Pioneer Trail Flying Field, 41d 17m 45s
N, 81d 16m 27s W
Temps: Mid 40's to 50
Winds: Calm to maybe 2-3 mph out of the East.
Perfect!

Sky started out overcast, and pretty crummy looking,
but broke up in
the afternoon, and we were treated to sunshine...
something none of us
had seen in quite a while!

Attending, Messrs. Graceffo, Faud, Angelucci(s),
Lovey, Waner, Bauer,
Leffler, Bouley, Williams, Laux, Lent, Fraley, Love,
and Hilty. Gobs
of family too. I'll bet we had 30-40 in attendance
at one point!

MIA (again!), Messrs. Straka, Recktenwald, Miller,
Levison, and Mikush
(maybe their green cards expired? Alien abduction?
;).

Later in the afternoon, we were treated to the rare
(as of late)
appearance of <gasp> one Barry Lynch, current owner
of LOC! Larry
flew a couple, and, as usual, <g> didn't record his
flights, so I'll
have to recount his from memory...

Highlight of the day: Paul Bauer's successful Level
1! Welcome to
HPR Paul!

We'll report by flyer...

The Graceffo clan started things off with a scratch
build on a C5-3,
followed closely by an Estes Mongoose on a
C6-0/B6-4. He launched a
scratch build simply called "5.0" (must be an
upgrade huh? :), next on
a D12-5 which he followed with his Estes Fat Boy on
a C6-5 for power.
Larry's "Delta" scratch _really_ hummed off the pad
on a G38-7B, and
the old Big Bertha took off on a C6-5. The "Sky
Hog", powered by an
E30-7 was up, and Larry's scratch ring fin design
was off next for an
arrow straight flight on a C6-5. Larry, and Paul
Bauer dragraced
their Estes V-2's next on D12-5's with a very
spectacular near
"mid-air" collision as Larry's powered up and almost
caught up to
Paul's. Larry's Estes Broadsword was up next on an
F23-7. The day
was finished up with Larry, and his daughter's
creation, the "Mom"
rocket flying on a D12-5.

Bob Faud, flew a couple of "heavy lifters" starting
the day off with
his LOC Graduator lofting on an F54-8 for a heart
stopping long delay,
and perfect recovery! His next flight was a PML
Black Brant VB on a
wicked H128 short for a perfect flight. He finished
the day with his
1/4 scale Patriot on an H123 short, which flat out
ripped off the pad!
Thanks for the show Bob!

Mike Leffler, freshly christened L1 <g>, arrived
with his son, and
daughter in tow. Mike's first flight of the day was
his "extended"
LOC Stovi flying on a G38-4. Daughter Kristen flew
a SWE1 Naboo
Fighter on a B6-4 for a nice and stable flight.
Mike picked up a
built Estes Saturn V at a garage sale for $5, and
decided to launch it
on an AT E15-4. Nice flight, but we were wondering
when the chutes
were going to deploy! Kristen's Naboo was off again
on a B6-4, and
Mike followed with a PML Small Endevour on a G75-7J.
Zipperless...
this time... <bg> Mike hefted the big ol' Saturn V
again, this time
with a bit more authority on an E30-7. The LOC
Stovi again flew
nicely on another G38-4, and Kristen's Naboo went
for a bit more
altitude on a C6-5. Mike's last flight of the day
was the PML Small
Endevour again on a G75 short. The QT zippered
again on this flight,
and it was located on a completely different portion
of the BT.

Mike Angelucci joined us again, and this time his
twin brother Joe,
and friend George Lovey came along to fly a few too!
Joe and Mike
apparently have kept all the models from their
"pre-BAR" days, and the
rest of the flyers enjoyed the chance to check out a
few of these
"original" models. Joe's van was also filled to the
ceiling with
scratch builds, and he, and Larry are definitely
major contenders for
the MTMA "King of all Scratch Builders" title! <g>
The "Flying
Angelucci Brothers" <g> started the day off with
Joe's Estes Wizard on
an A8-3, followed quickly by an Estes Screamer on a
1/4A. Brother
Mike sent up an old Estes Antares, first on an A8-3,
which was
followed by a second flight on a B6-4. George Lovey
flew the Antares
again on an A8-3. Joe's original Estes Big Bertha
flew nicely on a
C6-5, and Mike upped the power on ol' Antares,
lofting it on a C6-5.
The Estes Screamer again left the pad on a 1/4A, and
this was followed
with George's flight of an Estes "unknown" on an
A8-3. George flew
the Antares twice again first on a B6-2, and then on
a C6-5. Joe flew
the Big Bertha again, but this time with a cool
little parasite glider
attached. Perfect boost on the C6-3, and seperation
of the glider.
Bertha recovered nicely, but the glider came in
fast, and hard..<g>
Joe put an aging Estes Yankee-5 up next on a B6-2,
and then again on a
C6-3. An antique Estes Clipper left next on a C6-3,
which he followed
by an unknown Quest model boosted on a C6-3 also.
Mike flew his
original Estes Cherokee D three times on D12's for
some hefty altitude
on each flight! Mike's coolest flight of the day
was of his
"Pershing" (huh?), V-2. This rocket, when flown on
D's tends to come
off the rod slowly, flies a bit downrange, and then
coasts "like a
brick" after the boost. It looks more lilke a blimp
rather than a
V-2! <g> This time Mike used an AT E15-4, and the
rocket left the pad
at about the same speed, but climbed very strongly,
and deployed
perfectly. Awsome flight! Mike finished the day
with a volley of
Estes Scrambler flights. First on 3 A8-3's, next on
3 B6-4's, and
finally on 3 C6-3's!

Don William's single, but most spectacular flight of
the day was his
PML Tomahawk with dual, altimeter deployment, and an
I195J for power.
Loud, slow, smoky boost to apogee, and the forward
ejection blew,
breaking the rocket in half. As the rocket began
tumbling down, you
could hear the "Uh-Oh's" coming from the crowd.. <g>
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