Flight Log for 28 March 1998, 60 Acres Park, Redmond, WA

Wind 2-15 N, scatterd clouds, chilly.
Model Flt 
#
Recovery Type Motor Comments
Cherokee-D(2)
12
12" plastic parasheet Estes B6-4 Very nice flight, recovery close to pad and easy to see the entire time.
Bertha-24
30
12" plastic parasheet w/ spill and vents Estes B6-0/Estes B4-6 CHAD staged, with a streamer attached to the booster motor to facilitate retreival (don't wish to litter this county park), ignition, staging, and recovery were good.  Recovery was as close as could be hoped for in the wind conditions (I did wait for a lull to launch).
Long Shot (upper)
8
Dual 48" crepe streamers Estes D12-5 Very nice flight with adequate rod angle, but wind aloft had died down, and the rocket didn't drift as far back toward the main recovery area as expected; it landed at the edge of the paved road that runs through the center of the park.  One fin had a corner broken off and the piece vanished, and the crimp in the airframe tube forward of the fin can was accentuated.
Bertha-24
31
12" plastic parasheet w/ spill and vents Estes C6-5 This was as fine a flight as could be expected -- all nominal from ignition to landing.  This rocket may be getting old in terms of flights, but it's still the reliable mainstay of my fleet.


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