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A picture of our anniversary cake.  John Buscaglia make a good point that our slogan on the cake SHOULD read "Aim for your mouth, and try not to miss!" LOLO
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As they were preparing for the first launch of the day they realized that it wasn't one of our new kits (I hadn't even really thought about it).  So, in a rush I got the Mystic preped and on the pad!  Thanks for everyone's patience :)
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Here I am posing with the rocket with our booth in the background
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A fuzzy photo but a great launch and recovery to start the day!
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A 25+ year old Astron Scout getting ready for its first flight in over TWO decades!
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Perfect flight and perfect tumble recovery.  This beast flew 3-4 times this fine day.
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A couple of beautiful Bender models (the robot from Futurama)
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And a simply STUNNING flying squid :)
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Another of Bender
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Here's our booth at the beginning of the day
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A 2-stage Praetor Combo.  We saw several of these today, but this was one of the nicest!
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Bender turns in a picture perfect flight!
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Our first of 6 raffle prize winners!  We drew a new number each hour for the entire day for free rockets, t-shirts and more!
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Billy shows his beautiful U.S.S. Grissom
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And Arthur with his wonderful Morning Star.
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These next 3 shots give a nice view of the crowd we had on hand.  I'd estimate about 200 people at the height of the day.
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There's our booth in the center
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And we wrap up with the CMASS trailer and our country kitchen :)
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We flew everything from tiny (1/8A micro) to giants like this
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The Praetor Combo ready to go!
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In the mean time I noticed a Lil' Guy going off across the circle
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This spiffy little model was too cool to NOT take a picture of :)  I think this one was Tony's, but I'm not sure...
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Perfect recovery too!
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Picture perfect flight, start to finish!  We had several Preator's fly today, single stage, 2-stage and even CHAD staged!
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John with his upscale Mudwasp.  I just LOVE this upscale!
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Our very own Boris "Mr. Cluster" with his spinning saucer with a large cluster of D motors.  Simply incredible!
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Speaking of saucers, the Frick-n-Frack was a common sight today too
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The sustainer, see here, landed right smack-dab in the middle of the RSO table, but to John's surprise! LOL
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And we have LIFTOFF!
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Bob preps his model on pad #8
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Just barely captured Billy's U.S.S. Grissom.  This thing took off like a SHOT on an A10-3T motor!
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Brian and Jim pose with the cake, just before we began serving it.
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My daughter, Jen, prepares to butcher, err, I mean, CUT the cake
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One of several Tres models we saw fly.
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John enjoys a quiet moment with his Praetor before going back to the pads.
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Scotty Dog (TRF handle) with his diamond plated Stingray after a magnificent flight.
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Getting a Rhino hooked up.  It was such a joy to see so many young rocketeers enjoying the day.
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Tony with his incredible Trifid based on the Tres engine mount, but based MAINLY on Tony's incredible imagination!
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Saw several Shadow Lord models take to the air today too!
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More Rhino's!
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Tony's Trifid turns in a perfect flight!
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The line at the RSO table was never all that long and always moves quickly.
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Another Praetor shows her stuff!
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Such a beautiful model, both on the ground and under chute!
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This Cheetah! saw lots of air today both in 2-stage (normal) mode and even as a single stager.
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Interesting cluster that missed a motor or two on ignition.  Still went to a safe altitude with good deployment.
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This Deltie turned in several perfect flights.  Simply wonderful!
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Perfect boost, staging and recovery for the Cheetah!
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Boris gets all kinds of help as he preps the upscale Tres for flight.  Special thanks to Carl Tulanko for giving permission to fly his baby and also to Doug Gardei for helping out with motor casings.
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My daughter Jen builds and Intergalactic Man of Space during the slow times (not many!)  AND, she did it "old-school" with white glue!
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Kathy took this interesting shot of our banner.  I included it here because when I looked at this picture it all came to me in a rush what I have helped to build here with FlisKits.  I am very proud for what I've been able to do with this company and am excited as to what the future brings as we enter our ninth year.  Thank you to ALL who have supported us over these years of growth.
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Bob watches as another Deuce's Wild takes to the air!
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The one and only Nomad seen this day.  All 3 stages performed well.  I recovered the 1st stage but lost the sustainer when I took my eyes off of her.  I hope everything was recovered!  Incredible flight!
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Scratch built model carrying a couple of foam gliders.  Great fun!
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Scott's unique 3-motor cluster with a central motor and a Deuce arrangement for the other two.  Added uniqueness is seen when the ejection charge from the central motors kicks the rear off on its own chute and the two canted motors kick a chute out the top.  Very interesting, Scott!
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Another Shadow Lord!
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Not even sure what this is, but it is a COOL launch shot :)
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Doug poses with his Praetor-2 while he waits in the RSO line.
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Another Tres gives the crowd a show.
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Meanwhile we have a Cougar 660 get some incredible altitude on a 1/2A motor.  The model used the sport streamer to make recovery a bit easier :)
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Doug's Praetor puts in a perfect flight!
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When you see something like this walk up to the RSO table, you can't help but get excited...
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Boris waits in line.
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Say hello to my leetle friend!
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While we wait for THAT launch, we go back to what has become a main-stay at CMASS launches.  Frick-n-Frack drag races! There were 4 in this race, but the other one was way on the other side of the circle.
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These 3 boosted away, neck-n-neck!
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Here we have the staging event as the sky fills with rocket parts!
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Parts going up as other parts come down.  It's all normal for these rockets!
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We had several vendors at our launch today.  Here we have Cosmodrome.  Oh yea... Mike launched a small scale model on an F motor to nearly out of sight.  This thing had a 20-30 foot streamer and darned if it didn't land within 20 feet of the launch pads!  I wanted to slap him! LOL
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Road Runner was also well represented
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As was Animal Motor Works. 
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Every time I walked by Tony's area I thought "That would make a great picture", so I figured I had better take that picture!
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A whole crew of people help Boris set up the upscale Tres
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The was, without question, THE project of the day!
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Looking sinister against the overcast sky, you can see the video camera that Boris has mounted up at the nose cone.  I can not WAIT to see how this video came out!
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Billy helps out by reading off of the pre-flight check list to make sure we don't miss a single step.
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Boris begins to install the igniters.
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From the hill at Away-Cell C, I captured this picture of the LPR range with a rocket launch in progress
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Back on the Tres, Boris invites us to leave the hill as he hooks up his cluster box to help assure fast ignition of all 3 motors.
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Sitting, lonely in the distance, the Tres awaits the command to leave this planet, even if only for a short time.
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Ok, I couldn't resist... Our own "Mr. Cluster" preparing for the launch...
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Clustering MOTORS isn't enough for this guy...  NOW he is clustering CAMERA's too.  That's a video camera MOUNTED atop his snap shot camera so he can easily point TWO camera's for the launch.
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The moment of truth.


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Rising quickly on a triplet of dense black smoke, the Tres severs the bonds of earth!
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Here you can clearly see the 3 exhaust trails
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Coasting to apogee, the crowd was hushed
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You could hear the cheer out past the soccer games in the distance as the main's deployed.  Also note that the nose cone has detached and is tethered to the upper section.  This was a deliberate part of the recovery to protect the cone from a landing damage.  Brilliant!
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Shortly after I heard the launch announcement for a micro HEMV-4.  I didn't have much time but was actually able to capture it about 30 feet in the air!  (hard to see this white/gray model against the gray/white sky...)
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Shortly after we have her sister ship, the HERC-5 turn in a perfect flight!
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The PayLord, with an onboard video camera, burns a cluster of 3 C motors!  This is another video I hope to see soon!
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Odd camera settings.  I must have hit a button...  But I did capture this Drake turn in a great flight!
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Scott's Tin Man version of the ACME Spitfire with a Deuce's Wild (24mm) engine mount.  The first launch attempt jammed on the rod, but this flight was picture perfect!
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Yet another Tres wow's the crowd with its unique smoke trail and fantastic flight.
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Ok, THIS is cool.  They have access to a CO2 laser cutter and used it to cut the trademark Richter Recker seismic pattern right into the fins of their Richter Recker.  This was the coolest thing I have ever seen on this rocket!
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The A.C.M.E. Spitfire gives another great flight.  The owner has a Switzerland exchange student who took one look at this rocket and gave it a "vote of no confidence".  She quickly changed her opinion!
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Showing off the WHOLE Richter Recker before going to the RSO
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The Avaler also showed her colors at the launch.
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Doug gets his Triskelion ready to launch.
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Here we captured a Thing-a-ma-Jig under boost!
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The Richter Recker gives us a perfect flight on all 3 motors!
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Here is that Cheetah getting ready to go up as a single stage model.
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A beautifully finished "Mini Omega" by SEMROC
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Doug's Triskelion rips into the sky!
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Here goes the Cheetah!
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Bob's upscale Midnight Express (free download paper rocket) with a Deuce style motor mount!  I love this thing!
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Boris upped the ante, as it were, by also flying his Thunderbird multi-cluster bird for a perfect flight.
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If you come to our launches for no other reason than to see what Boris will fly, the trip will be well worthwhile :)
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Nearing motor burnout
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Coasting to apogee and a perfect deployment.
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This Cheetah saw LOTS of action today!
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Here goes that Mini-Omega for a perfect 2-stage flight.
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Three FlisKits models ready for their turn for the sky
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First up is the unpainted Praetor!
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Followed by the Triskelion (I think this is Doug's)
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And just before launching, we see a second Deuce going on the pad so quickly turn this into a drag race!
Once again I would like to thank everyone who helped make this the most wonderful anniversary celebration to date!

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