Flight Log for 7 March 1999, Monroe, WA

Thin high overcast, with scattered clouds appr. 2500' AGL; wind S 5-15, and COLD!
Model Flt 
Recovery Type Motor Comments
Mini Marz Lander
12" plastic parasheet Estes 1/2A3-2T This RTF flew about as well as one could expect for a relatively heavy, all plastic model with movable landing legs -- that is, it boosted straight, getting a little less than the package spec 100 feet on the 1/2A motor due to rod tilt and weathercocking, and deployed the parachute near apogee.  The parachute failed to open, despite a good dousing in baby powder, probably in part due to the cold weather.  No damage, and based on this flight, likely to be well worth the $10 price tag.

After that one flight, I was freezing, so I packed up and went home.  Later I learned the wind had calmed later in the day, which would have made the temperature tolerable.  Grrrr...

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