Flight Log for 4 October 1998, Monroe, WA

Cloudy and cool, wind S 2-10, clouds broken in afternoon.
Model Flt 
#
Recovery Type Motor Comments
Spike (2)
16
18" nylon parasheet
Aerotech RMS 24/40 E18-4W
A new shock cord had the Spike almost as good as new (except for a chip in the paint on the nose cone from its fall last flight).  This flight was completely nominal and recovered reasonably close.
Spike (2)
17
18" nylon parasheet
Aerotech RMS 24/40 E18-4W
Yet another standard Spike flight -- all normal, though this one, for some reason, generated some surface melting of the PVC cap on the UMRS.  I think this was because the rocket was nozzle-down against one of the flower-pot blast deflectors supplied by Tripoli Puget Sound; the back-blast from the ignition must have sprayed across the plastic before the rocket rose high enough to clear its own exhaust.  No harm done, it just crazed the paint on this part which wasn't really intended to be painted in any case.  After this flight, I sat down for two hours of range duty as LCO, so this was my last flight of the day.


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