Flight Log for 26 May 2001, 60 Acres Park, Redmond, WA

Sunny w/ high cirrus gathering, wind variable 0-3.
Model Flt 
#
Recovery Type Motor Comments
Snitch
1
Drag/saucer recovery
Quest C6-0
First flight on my new Snitch flying saucer.  I bought this intending to convert it to 24 mm, but that hasn't been done yet -- and I had little else in flyable condition, so I prepped and launched.  Everything was nominal, except for a minor bend in one of landing leg wires, easily straightened with finger pressure.
Snitch
2
Drag/saucer recovery
Estes A10-0T
Second flight, I wanted to see what it would do on an A motor -- and the answer is, it doesn't get very high, but it flies well.  It's almost enough to make me want to get some Apogee B2 motors and see what it will do with the longer burn and lower thrust.  This bodes well, also, because of the new A10-PT motors -- they'll be great in saucers, both this size and somewhat smaller.  Of course, the D11-P and even no-ejection loads of the D9 reload might be in order for testing -- and I'm keeping my eye open for the new E9 24 mm motor from Estes as well.


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