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Matthew Jones's Page

AKA: Matty Jay

Biography:

I was into low power rocketry when i was a kid and I am getting back into it 20 years later. 

Favorite Quote:

Kick the tires and light the fires

RocketReviews.com Pages:

2022-03-19

Mercury Redstone 4

Flight

First flight for this rocket and I was nervous because I didnt want to damage it as it took some time to build. That said it flew amazing, and was a text book launch and recovery! The super C5-3 really does a good job propelling this rocket. - C5-3 - Mirror Lake AK [More]

Mini Honest John

Flight

First flight of the day was good but the nose cone and parachute failed to eject and the rocket was a lawn dart. Fortunately there was about 6" of snow on the lake and it was recovered with out damage. Second flight was perfect with parachute deploying but the motor did not eject from the rocket. ... [More]

Big Bertha

Flight

First time launching the Bertha on a C motor. Perfect flight and the rocket really goes on the super C5-3 motor, I did notice that it could use a motor with a little more delay because it too ejected before reaching apogee. Overall very impressive. - C5-3 - Mirror Lake AK [More]

DooDad

Flight

Beautiful day with a text book launch and recovery. The recovery streamer is starting to get beat up so i'll probably replace it before the next launch of the Doodad. - A8-3 - Mirror Lake AK [More]

Viking

Flight

First flight of the day for the viking was good but the nose cone and streamer did not fully eject to the length of the shock cord. Apparently I put 4 pieces of wadding in the rocket instead of the 2 or 3 recommended. It was recovered undamaged. Second flight was perfect with the correct wadding ... [More]

Orange Bullet

Flight

So this is the second Orange Bullet I've built, the first one was launched and never recovered as it landed in snow and trees, however this time I managed to recover it from both flights. On the 1/2A6-2 it really zooms and without the tracking smoke it would be hard to find/recover. Also as its a ... [More]

Alpha

Flight

Beautiful day with light winds, perfect launch and recovery on the A8-3. Still trying to find some B4-4 for next launch, hopefully before the lakes thaw. - A8-3 - Mirror Lake AK [More]

2022-01-16

Mini Honest John

Flight

Perfect flight and recovery couldn't ask for better - A3-4T - Eagle River [More]

Viking

Flight

Perfect flight and recovery couldn't ask for better - 1/2A6-2 - Eagle River [More]

Alpha

Flight

Perfect flight and recovery couldn't ask for better. Changed how I was packing the chute and it worked perfectly. - A8-3 - Eagle River [More]

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