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Flight Excellent flight with on-board video capture -- http://youtu.be/66H2wf6Npeg . Straight and fast flight on an Aerotech single use H135 White Lightning motor. - H128-10 - Hutto, TX [More]
Flight Level 2 cert flight to 4262 feet with successful dual deployment and recovery. Excellent flight, straight as an arrow. J270w single use motor from Aerotech worked like a champ - nice bright white 5' long flame with plenty of white smoke!! - Hutto, TX [More]
Flight Excellent flight, H135W motor put on an impressive display. This was the last flight at our local Cub Scout Pack launch and it was a crowd pleaser. Recovered in field. Rocket is a bit overstable and tends to cock into the wind, I plan to cut down the length a bit and use faster ... [More]
Flight Excellent and powerful flight on a CTI 38mm H100 IMAX motor. The Vulcanite, as usuall, flew very straight - max speed simulated at 370mph. - H100-10 - Hutto, Texas [More]
Flight Fast, straight flight. Winds were light from the south so drift was minimal. - G80T-7 - Hutto, Texas [More]
LOC/Precision Vulcanite H76 (Kit)
LOC Vulcanite H76 is a 2.2" diameter high power rocket kit. It is a sleek rocket capable of flights well over one mile in altitude and supports 38mm diameter motors (29mm can be used with an adapter).
Most components are of high quality. Airframe ... [More]
Flight 2800' flight, perfectly straight. H152 Blue Streak motor from Cesaroni provided quick and powerful boost. Rocket accelerated to 430mph, then coasted silently for 10 seconds to apogee. Deployment was successful and the rocket descended slowly, landing about 300 yards from the ... [More]
Flight Nice ascent, but failed recovery. Windy day, used the wrong chute and it was stripped as the rocket cocked into the wind. This made for a fast landing, fortunately, the ground was rather soft after recent rains so damage was minimal. - G40W-7 - Hearne [More]
Flight Great day for a launch, very still and the ground was covered in dew. Cool morning. Altitude = 810 feet, good height for a small field. This was the Vulcanite's first flight: launch and recovery were perfect. - F50-6T - Old Settlers Park [More]
Estes Leviathan (Kit)
Curt Hillier's Flaming Leviathan
Standard build of the Estes Pro Series II kit. Elmer's carpenters wood glue as adhesive.
Kit instructions were clear. Migrating to mid-power using Estes Pro Series II kit was easy.
Flight L1 Certification flight with "H" CTI motor. Powerful flight to ~2400 ft. On the recovery, 16mph sustained winds pushed it nearly 0.6 miles from the site (sucessfully recovered). I was deemed a hardy soul for flying in 40 degree weather with 16 to 18 mph winds. - H90-7 - Hutto [More]
Flight Very straight flight, fast, Blue Thunder motor from Aerotech. Est. altitude of 2000 ft. Excellent recovery due to still conditions, recovered about 100 yeards from the launch pad. 1st igniter failed, 2nd igniter was successful, barely. This is a great rocket. Flys ... [More]
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