Flight Log for 23 May, 1998, 60 Acres Park, Redmond, WA 

Scattered clouds appr. 3000' AGL; wind S 2-5.
Model Flt 
#
Recovery Type Motor Comments
Deltie Thunder
6
Glide, with 12" plastic parasheet in pod Estes D12-3 Addition of a roll tab may have helped this glider a little bit; it seemed to get more boost altitude, and recover more quickly into a glide than on previous attempts, with the result that there was actually enough glide to see and enjoy as such.  I'll try a little higher setting on the roll tab for next flight.
Super Firefly
10
Glide, with 12" streamer in pod Estes 1/2A3-2T Entirely nominal flight, good transition to glide and good glide.  This is turning out to be a very reliable glider.
Galileo
2
Featherweight Estes 1/2A6-2 Good, normal flight, but broke one fin dowel loose from the brace on landing.  Easily repaired, but not something I cared to do at the field.
Bertha 24
39
12" plastic parasheet w/ spill and vents Quest C6-5 Another ho-hum perfect flight from the old reliable.  B)
Bertha 24
40
12" plastic parasheet w/ spill and vents Estes D12-7 One more nominal flight; in this case, for some reason, the parachute opened inside out -- that is, the printed pattern was underneatch, and the plain white side was on top.  No problem with the function, it just looked odd and took me a couple minutes to undo.
Cherokee-D (2)
13
12" plastic parasheet Estes D12-7 This was a perfect flight, everything one could wish for, including returning so close I was able to easily take a few steps and catch the model by the shock cord as it descended.  Unfortunately, that action caused the nose cone to bang the tip of one fin, where the feather-thin sanded edge folded.  I trimmed off the folded section, and don't expect it to affect flight.
Super Firefly
11
Glide, with 12" streamer in pod Estes 1/2A3-2T Another excellent flight, with close recovery of both pod and glider this time.
Alpha
3
12" plastic parasheet w/ spill and vents Estes A8-5 The Alpha is another "old reliable" design like the Big Bertha -- and has been around about as long.  It flies as well as one might expect for a design that's lasted that long, too, and this flight was no exception.
Alpha
4
12" plastic parasheet w/ spill and vents Estes A8-5 One more good flight from a reliable rocket design.
Super Firefly
12
Glide, with 12" streamer in pod Estes 1/2A3-2T Still another perfect flight; this time, the glider seemed to get some assistance from light lift, and stayed up longer than normal, perhaps as long as a minute (unfortunately, I didn't have a stopwatch on the flight).  As this flight used my last 1/2A3-2T, I had to stop flying this model for the day.
Bertha 24
41
12" plastic parasheet w/ spill and vents Estes B6-4 One more perfect flight, with close recovery.
Bertha 24
42
12" plastic parasheet w/ spill and vents Quest C6-5 Once more I had the rod angle perfectly set, and the model returned just a few feet from the pad; by taking a few steps and holding out my hand, I was able to catch the model by the shock cord.  Given the lateness of the hour, and the fact that all the other club members had packed up and gone, I did likewise.


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