||My first contest flight in the 1/2A Rocket Glider event at the SeaNAR
local contest. After repairs necessitated by a test gliding accident
(the bird hit not one, but two separate legs on the launch pad units, knocking
both wings off the pylon), this flight was near perfect, with a good boost,
complete deployment, and recovery into a nicely turning glide; recorded
time was 14 seconds.
||This flight wasn't as good; deployment was only partial, with the resulting
glide being slightly nose down and very fast. There was no damage,
and it was ruled an official flight due to the stable glide path; recorded
time was six seconds. My competition in this event was flying a slide-wing
glider and an Edmonds Ecee; the slide-wing had two consecutive boost problems
that led to transition failure, while the Ecee turned in 11 seconds on
its first flight, and a very nice sixteen on its second to handily beat
me out. Still, second place isn't all bad for the first iteration
of a design, and there's no shame in getting beaten by an Edmonds glider.