||My intention for today's flying was to complete all four NARTrek Bronze
tasks -- 30 second streamer duration, 1 minute parachute duraction, 2 stage
flight, and D or larger model flight. Unfortunately, a combination
of heat, having to park very far from the flight line, and two attempts
where (after waiting close to a half hour to get on a rack) the Copperhead
lit but failed to ignite the (old) White Lightning led to having only a
single flight completed by the time I'd been at the launch for four hours.
Once the motor finished chuffing and ignited, the flight was everything
I expect from the Spike on this motor: straight up, deployment a little
late (due to burning propellant on the pad and/or late delay ignition,
I'd guess), but nominal recovery after a short tailslide and flat spin.
By the time I had recovered this flight, however, it was after 3:00 PM, and I decided to call it a day -- I have to be up very, very early tomorrow.