Flight Log - 2017-02-04 - Matthew Bond's 1.77x Upscale Duster "Dubya"
Flight Date: 2017-02-04
Rocket Name: 1.77x Upscale Duster "Dubya"
Flyer's Name: Matthew Bond
Motors: H135-9
Expected Altitude: 2,735.00 Feet
Wind Speed: 6.00 mph
Launch Site: PMW Sky Jam 2017

Didn't have any more sparky motors in the box, but still plenty left to fly.  Rocket took a hard turn downwind off the rail for some reason.  Lost sight of it shortly after motor burnout and never picked it up after that.  a couple of folks said they saw the deployment event, but no one was able to track it under chute.  Got a point out from one of the folks that "saw" the ejection event and headed off to blind search.  Searched the main field and then a couple of smaller fields downwind with no luck.  Took a different track back into the main field and finally spotted the chute in the corner of the field next to a small woodlot.  Sometimes you get a little lucky.  No damage to the rocket.  Ended up being my last flight of the day and the last flight of the weekend since the rain moved in that night and I ended up heading home the next day.

1CTI 217H135-12A-9


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