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With double thanks to John Harland, Kenn flew this rocket at the MMMSC launch on the 16th of August. The rocket was originally built by John and was picked up by Kenn when John was giving away his stash. On a previous flight, the rocket picked up a double zipper on what seemed to be an uneventful recovery. With John returning to the CMASS launch in July, he offered to help Kenn fix it so it could fly again. For those who hadn't been following the TRF thread, Kenn's launching this on a G40-7W single-use Estes Pro Series II motor came as a shock; some of them had never seen Kenn away from the LCO table in Berwick.

Except for a little tail wag on the way up (not quite as bad as the MIT Wiggle) the flight was flawless. Ejection just after apogee with a little velocity still produced a beautiful chute and a gentle drop back to the field. After viewing a "selfie" Kenn took of himself with the rocket in its landing place in the background, Bill suggested it was photo shopped. After being reminded that Kenn's computer skills weren't that good, Bill conceded that it was probably easier for Kenn to fly the rocket rather than fake it. Other photos and testimonials are available from some of the folks who were there.

Thanks, too, to Mike Sherrod for the above picture of the lift off. My shot shows nothing but smoke.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 06:35
 

August 9 Amesbury Launch

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Hey, where was everyone? The August 9 Amesbury launch had everything you could ask for-clear skys, light wind, and reasonable temperatures. Yet, we only had about 250 flights. Evidently good rocket weather is also good beach weather because folks who arrived aftter the set up crew reported extremely heavy traffic and rides that took one and a half times the usual. We had vendors on site. Flis and AMW were there but, more importantly, an ice cream truck stopped by. We had the usual variety of flights from MicroMaxx through J. There are pictures in the gallery. I'm going to be brief because Kenn is writing an article about his return to flight and I want to leave him space.
 
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