NARAM 47 Part 1
NARAM 47 Part 2
NARAM 47 Part 3
NARAM 47 Part 4
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My Sprint'73 up on her 497th flight, climbing the numbers to 500.  Just before this flight, on my way to the pad, I noticed something was wrong.  The model just "Felt" wrong.  I looked down to discover that the body tube seam had split wide open.  It took some care and glue to nurse the body back into shape and ready for a launch.  This model is near the end of her flyable life, that is for sure!
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It was wonderful meeting up with Paul Lavin (Deepsky Rocketry) and his lovely wife!
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Dudley Do-Right, all 132 cups worth, on the maxi-Port-A-Pad and ready for launch!
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LIFTOFF!  Not the best launch shot, but all I could muster!  I will locate other launch shots and post.
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On this particular flight (her second of the week) she suffered complete parachute failure.  Not a problem as she comes down just as slow with or without chutes.   This time she back slide *ever* so slowly, to land right next to the LCO tent.   You can see Mark Bundick (Bunny), our NAR President, looking on.   He calmly referred to this is yet another failed assassination attempt! LOL
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Continuing the foam cup theme for the week, I also launched this scratchbuilt foam saucer design I came up with.  Called the UFFO (Unidentified Flying Foam Object), she attracted a lot of attention and I was finally convinced to make her into a kit.   A kit, in fact, that we are giving away during the month of September! Click here for details!
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Yet another fanciful look at the Deuce's Wild! engine mount.  Called the Tube-Ces Wild!, this stunning design has 6 tube fins and the Deuce motor mount for incredible flights!
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Here is a close-up of the front end showing the painting detail
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Here we see the business end with the trademark Deuce mount
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Two more Deuce's Wild! models ready for flight.  The one on the right is mine.
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Perfect liftoff with the trademark inverted V smoke trail
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Double Deuce's as my Deuce follows her example!
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Although I missed the launch shot, here is a picture perfect recovery shot of Bill Spadafora's A.C.M.E. Spitfire. An incredible amount of detail work went into this beast.
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UFFO's away!  The crowd never tired of these two models and I even flew them both during the Imagination Celebration with Rob Edmonds
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My Sprint'73 on flight number 498.  Only two more flights to go!
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More Deuce trademarks!
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I actually got to fly my PayLord kit too.  Just wish I had the time to paint the darned thing!
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Chuck and Jason, two good friends, showing off their Deuce's Wild! and what has to be the most beautiful A.C.M.E. Spitfire I have ever seen!
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And she flies as pretty as she looks too!
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Here goes a beautifully finished Night Whisper. Simply a wonderful model!
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Scale and Sport Scale were also very evident throughout the week!
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And, of course, the occasional "sporty" model, such as the Drake.
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Nice recovery too!
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Ah, Alex.  This young boy, with his mom, came by our booth to talk with us and the folks from SEMROC.  It seems his Scout pack had a rocket build session but, for some reason, it didn't include a launch.  Alex was quite upset that he had built this model but had never flown it.  Well, this week we flew the snot out of it!  The first time I loaded the motor and recovery and made sure he saw what I was doing.  After that, he was on his own (so to speak) and we flew it another 3 times.  He was very excited!
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Another Deuce takes to the air!  Note the classic Space Plane on pad #1
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It seemed like a Deuce launch this week!
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Alex's model screams into the air.  I had Alex fill out the flight card and hook her up.  So delighted were he and his mom that they showed up two more days with their own motors and flew for hours!  Now THAT'S rocketry at its best!
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I wish I had more information about the many launches I witnessed.  Very cool, none the less!
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A Stingray screams into the air.  You can see Alex's rocket ready for another flight.  At one point, Carl Tulanko (LCO at the time) commented "Have I seen you YET come out here without a gaggle of kids around you?".  The highest possible praise, in my opinion!  Thank you.
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And off goes Alex's model for another fine flight!

NARAM 47 Part 1
NARAM 47 Part 2
NARAM 47 Part 3
NARAM 47 Part 4