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Some pretty purple flowers along the dirt road leading out to the launch site.  Anyone know what these things are called?
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First launch I saw on the low power pads.  I think it's a Maxi-Alpha
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Tony (one of only a very few CMASS folks here this weekend) heads off to the pads
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Many flights and I haven't a clue what any of them were nor who they belonged to... Sorry!
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A common sight.  People staring straight up into the sun trying to follow a model...
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METRA was kind enough to recognize the support we provide to NERRF and allowed us to hang our banner on the two low power racks.  This banner wasn't really made for the job and sagged something awful...
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But the rockets looked good anyway :)  Here we have a Whatchamacallit on a 1/2A motor
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The preferred method of transporting rockets out to the HPR pads.
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Another LPR flight.
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The FlisKits banner on the other rack was made specifically for this purpose and looks much better :)
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Here's what our booth looked like on day 1.  We didn't have our banner up as we got the tents up before realizing the error and said "in this heat?  Forget it!" LOL
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Another angle.  We had good, steady traffic the whole weekend.  It was good.
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A Rhino painted like a barber pole turned in a great flight.
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Out on the HPR pads we had many flights all weekend long.
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Neat view looking down the tents and set-ups along the flight row on the "right" side of the field.
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Another HPR bird in the air!
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I don't have the room for these birds, but MAN they are fun to watch!
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Kathy had the idea of hanging our kits INSIDE the back of the tent.  This allowed folks to check out our inventory under shade rather than standing out side the tent.  Good idea!
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Nice triple shot of an HPR bird screaming into the sky
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Here we have a family getting ready to launch the Nell.
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They also had a Frick-n-Frack on the pad.  Good stuff!
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Hooking up the clips on the Nell can always be a challenge.
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but she DOES fly nice! :)
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As does the Frick-n-Frack.  Here we captured the entire boost portion of the flight.
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And away she goes!
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Neat shot showing the tail end of a bird during boost with a returning bird in the distance.  Yep, it was a busy air space over Middletown, NY this weekend!
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When I witness things like this, at regional meets like this, I don't know if it is "interesting" or "ironic" that one of the supporting clubs is called "CATO"...  LOL
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Love them smoky motors!
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Good skies and low winds.  Look at how straight that smoke trail is!
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Another Rhino gets some air
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A HPR bird throughout its flight
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A shot of the HPR pads being loaded
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The RSO table.  Often this was the most interesting place to keep watch over as EVERYBODY came here!
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Some Rhino's and a Morning Star help fill the rack.
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Beautiful sequence of the Rhino drag race.  These two birds looked like they were connected together throughout their whole flight!
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The Morning Star does NOT disappoint!
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More low power fun!
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A beautifully done ribs-n-skin scratch built turns in a perfect flights (features rear ejection)
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Our booth on day 2.  Notice that we now have the banner up! :)
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More flights of fancy from the HPR range
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Forever seeing Tony in this pose, waiting for his chance to head out to the pads.
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We had a fire start up after a sparking motor.  The peat moss burns quit well, but the range head was set up for just such a situation and had it well in hand in mere seconds.
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Ok, time to get ODD....
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Yep, beneath that mass of CAUTION stickers and streamers is an honest to goodness Triskelion, just ITCHING to get out!
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And the 29mm upscale Richter Recker!  I missed the flight though.  Anyone get a picture of this beast flying??
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And one of many capable RSO's... Ignore that little mishap and just move along.  Nothing to see here...
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The Espresso delights everyone when it flies.
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Proud owner checks for damage and deems her ready to fly again!
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Ok, THIS is a neat idea.  and it WORKS too!  Central rocket (motor tube with nose cone and vent holes) is attached to a foam ring via 3 lengths of strong ribbon.  Elegant in its simplicity.
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After a day and a half, they FINALLY got some shade up for the poor RSO's
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Up, up and away!
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What goes up must come down...
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Again, the RSO table proves to be a fun place to keep your eye on...
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We had many drag races throughout the weekend.
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Tony again!  He says he didn't fly all *that* much, but I sure seemed to find him ready to go very often...
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PETR??  People for the Ethical Treatment of Rockets.  Now THAT is different!
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Ok, remember that streamer covered Triskelion?  Didn't think I'd forget about *that*, did you??
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Trying to get it on the pad, wouldn't you know it, but they break a fin...
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Meanwhile I get to take a close look at this unique ring-finned beast.  I love it!
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Back at the Triskelion...   ...Yep, glued fingers to the rocket...  Hope she can fun fast enough to keep up with it!
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Green is always a fun color!
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Saucers were very common this hot summer weekend.
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Looking down the flight line again.  Good stuff!
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A very interesting approach to foam high powered rocketry.  Very cool!
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An inside look to see how this was done.
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Whoosh goes the rocket!
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A HPR drag race.  This was very cool to watch!
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Uh-oh... Here she goes!
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There she went...
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Oh man, that's gonna leave a mark!
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Thank goodness for all the CAUTION flags...  
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Of course, the girls couldn't be happier!
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Ah, the Nantucket Sound prepares to find air!
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Sitting pretty
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Meanwhile, more HPR fun to be had!
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You can see the haze in the air.  Part of that was from the heat and part from the smoke of previous flights...
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Lots of interesting birds, both high and low power
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Even the low power pads had a lot of fun!
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Nice sequence of the Nantucket Sound flight from liftoff to recovery.
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Nice shots of this saucer flight too
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Here's Greg's setup right across the grass from our booth...  Hhhmmmm, what's that in the lower right tote there...  I wonder....
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Son of a gun!  A UFFO kit.  Ya gotta love it! :)
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What goes up on flames...
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And comes down on 'chute, is goodness!
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OOhhhhh, now the Tres and the Nantucket Sound!
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Rather interesting vantage point for the Tres.
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Here we have another nice flight of the Nantucket Sound.
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And a nice sequence shot of the Tres' perfect flight on three A8-3 motors.
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What ROARING OFF THE PAD looks like...
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A V-2 turns in a great flight
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As does a Snitch.
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Another Whatchamacallit screams into the sky
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Followed by another drag race!
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Lookit'em go!
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The classic Deuce's Wild always turns in a thrilling flight!
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Boosting up!
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Ever higher!  Yep, a great flight!
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Sparky drag races.  How cool is THAT?
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Sparking all the way up!
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Nope, that ain't a fire.  That's the smoke that hung around after the launch.  I'm telling you, NO WIND!
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Nice sequence of a Saturn 1B futuristic fantasy design.
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More fun at the RSO table.  There's a Blackbird!
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Greg returns after a successful and very exciting flight of his model!
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I just love the black smoke the best!
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But they are all great!
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A large version of the Space Man turns in a fun flight.
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Yep, even the A.C.M.E. Spitfire made an appearance!
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Look closely.  On pad 4 you can see the rocket with the green burning motor.  That was a chuff.  This thing chuffed, I think, 15 times but NEVER lit!  We figure it wasted over half it's fuel just sitting there looking pretty...
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Nice large ring rocket
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Nice sequence of the A.C.M.E. Spitfire flight.  Beautiful!
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WOW!
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Our tired and very stressed out puppy (Einstein) on our way back home.  We had to stop and stay an extra night so that we could get him to a vet for some meds to calm him down on the trip.  He's fine now though, and glad to be home!

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