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2012-12-08

Estes Wizard

Flight

Easy up, easy down. Lower altitude rocketry is almost as much fun. - B6-4 - Mojave Desert near Barstow [More]

Estes Wizard

Flight

Another towering shot, good recovery. - C6-5 - Mojave Desert near Barstow [More]

Estes Wizard

Flight

Launched as a 2-stage rocket, using the booster stage from our old Taser Twin. Since the Wizard wasn't designed or built as a 2-stage rocket, I believe there was a gap between the sustainer motor and the engine block inside the body. When the rocket staged, the sustainer lept across this gap and ... [More]

Estes Wizard

Flight

Towering shot. Good streamer deployment. - C6-5 - Mojave Desert near Barstow [More]

Estes Star Trooper

Flight

Great launch, kicked engine, drifted and thought lost. Recovered in the morning. Need to make sure it can't kick the engine (need the weight for better descent). - A10-3T - Mojave Desert near Barstow [More]

Estes Star Trooper

Flight

Hit snag in launch rod, corkscrewed off of pad. - A10-3T - Mojave Desert near Barstow [More]

Estes Sky Lofter

Flight

Easy up, easy down. Another great day for Old Faithful. - B6-4 - Mojave Desert near Barstow [More]

Estes Sky Lofter

Flight

Good flight, recovery. - C6-5 - Mojave Desert near Barstow [More]

Estes Sky Lofter

Flight

First flight, easy recovery. Note: swivel has caused tear in chute; leave swivel away from plastic when packing. - C6-5 - Mojave Desert near Barstow [More]

2011-12-04

Estes CC Express

Flight

Tried to get a video of the camp site on Sunday, before breaking it all down. Launched from center of camp site, but camera was without charge. Some drift, not too bad. - D12-0/D12-7 - Mojave Desert near Barstow [More]

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