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2019-03-09 - Holtville Havoc 3

I'll write this up soon but thanks to Mark Treseder for this excellent shot: [Read More]

2019-01-30 - Rain... and rain again? [...and again]

I attended the January launch at Holtville... but was rained out! It rained quite persistently and for a substantial duration. As such I didn't fly anything. It seems that rain might be pending for February as well so we'll see. Update: The February 2019 launch was cancelled due to rain. We'll try again next month. [Read More]

2018-10-14 - Holtville, October 6th, Launch Report

Last weekend's launch was the club's first since it's cooled a bit. I had planned to attend this weekend's Lucerne launch, Octoberfest, but received notice it had been cancelled due to previous rains and pooling on the lakebed, Oh well... back to last weekend. I had packed lightly, only bringing two well-flown rockets, but the launch still rocked. First off was my trusty, unpainted 3" Madcow Nike ... [Read More]

2018-10-09 - 1 Mega Cowabunga, 2 months, 2 L motors

I'm behind. I therefore deem it appropriate to place my April and July 2018 Lucerne flights in a single blog post. 'Cause that's how I roll. This Mega Cowabunga simply rules. It's of a stubby aspect ratio but it's diameter is eight inches. And is has a 98mm motor mount screaming for increasing thrust. It's inaugural flight was on an AT L1500 Blue Thunder and I've continued with increasing thrust. ... [Read More]

2018-04-14 - Holtville 4-8-2018

I drove out to Sunday of April's launch to witness Cris Erving's L3 attempt. Saturday was supposed to be horrible so I didn't bother. Cris certified without a hitch: [Read More]