Greetings Fellow Bandits.
I was wondering if anyone else was crazy enough to want to launch very early Saturday in Acton. Sunrise is 5:23 AM. If we setup by 6:30 AM, the cricket players don't get going until 9:30 AM at the earliest. That gives us a three hour launch window. It has been my experience that early in the day, there is very little to no wind in Acton.
My pad can accommodate mid power rockets. It does not have a rail but I have a six-foot 1/4 rod. Let me know if I should bring it.
I have two Estes Electron Beam controllers. If you have something better, feel free to bring it.
I'm wondering when I should tell Linda about getting up early Saturday morning.
I arrived in Acton today with Linda at 6:00 AM. There was an incredible mist on the field. It reminded me of that movie, "The Fog". We started launching at 6:30 AM when John Petrakis arrived. The sky was crystal clear and no wind at all.
A few cricked players arrived at 7:00 AM but didn't start setting up until 8:30 AM. By then, we got our flights in, it was getting hot and humid, so we called it a day. We had a great time and lots of fun. Linda used her super powers to help John find a lost part of his Sputnik.
As we were packing up, a couple of cricket players drove their cars on the field near that shed by the trees. The Acton police came by, talked to the drivers and left. Five minutes later, another car drove on the field.
If I did that Kenn and Guy would tear up my CMASS and NAR cards, bend my launch rods and banish me. Similar to what happened to Jason McCord on Branded. Rightfully so I must say.
We stopped by Davis field to watch a RC plane competition. Then I took Linda out to eat at Verrill Farm in Concord and Kimbal's for dessert.
John headed over to The Spare Time shop and got some composite motors.
I spoke with one of the cricket players. He said they usually wrap up by 5:00 PM. John drove by the field sometime before 4:00 PM and they were already gone.