LDRS XXXI - Day one -
video of flights 1+2
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3.4x upscale Estes Big
Daddy. 68" tall x 10" diameter, 30 lbs without motor.
Project was built to go for my L3 certification at LDRS.
CTI/AMW L820 Skidmark. Used a spacer to put the 3 grain load in a 4 grain
75mm case. First flight for this beast and my first L.
Flight went up well on a noisy column of smoke and a huge shower of sparks,
reaching an altitude of 2608 ft.
Gotta love a big sparky!
Pics include the required guy standing next to his rocket. Science
Channel set up a few video cameras for this flight, and about one second of
this liftoff made it into their LDRS XXXI show.
Our setup area as others
continued to arrive. Day one gradually got busier as the day progressed.
This one burned intensely
for a while... some other folk's flights. Plus my Turbine Rocket Saucer went
up for the first of 3 flights at LDRS.