Flight Log for 13 February 1999, Boeing Space Center, Kent, WA

Overcast appr. 3000' AGL, wind S 2-10 mph, field passable -- we launched!!
Model Flt 
#
Recovery Type Motor Comments
Spike (2)
21
18" nylon parasheet
Aerotech RMS 24/40 E18-4W
My first flight of 1999 -- in mid-February, when in most past years since I've kept this log, we've launched every month of the winter. La Nina is ruining my hobby!!  In any case, I haven't forgotten how to prep a reload -- everything worked as advertised, and the flight was successful, though a chuff and slight bonus delay led to an exciting moment before ejection.  Rocket landed in the Boeing plant, on pavement, but suffered only a small bend in part of the trailing edge of one fin.  Good thing, as this rocket was needed as part of a theater display later in the day...
Thug
8
24" nylon parasheet
Dark Star F62-4
Conditions were good, and there was time before I and two other SeaNAR members needed to head downtown to set up a rocket display in support of October Sky, so I prepped up the Thug with a single-use motor and sent it off -- this flight was as perfect as they come.  Ejection was with the rocket perfectly horizontal as it turned over at apogee, and the drift was reasonable as well.  One of the best flights to date on the Thug, and no damage at all.


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