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John's collection of very unusual and very kewl scratch builts
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Scott, outfitted for the cool weather, preps his first model
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Tony always has a nice spread of beautifully finished models to fly!
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The field starts to fill up early as folks set up for a day of rocketry FUN!
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My first on the pad is a second test (this time with a A8-3) of the K'tn'ga (Ke-Tinga) proto.
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Also on the pads was this beautifully finished SEMROC Laser-X
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And, it wouldn't be a CMASS launch without Bender!
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Something must have ticked him off, cuz he's GONE!
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Beautiful boost on the K'tn'ga
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This is another one of those birds that just looks kewl in the air!
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Problem is, it was woefully underpowered on the A motor (this is why we test!) and she came back nearly to the ground before ejecting the parachute.  Next test will be with a C motor!
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Another classic, the Deuce's Wild sails past the CMASS flag
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Beautiful trademark smoke trail as only the Deuce's Wild can provide! (well, not counting cheap imitations LOL)
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Perfect flight up and back!
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Can't tell, this is either John or Claude...  Kewl rocket though!
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Don't know who's or what, but WOW!
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Folks are getting comfortable as the sun warms the field up nicely
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Ken relaxes with a hot dog after some LCO duty
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Jim seemed to have a good day flying lots of fun stuff!
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Helped the boys get this Richter Recker wired up for cluster operation.  I'm just glad my hook up worked! (man, THAT would have been embarrassing! LOL)
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Next up was the proto Tesla, this time on a C6-3 motor (flew last week on a B)
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Moment of ignition!
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I don't care WHO you are, THAT is kewl looking!
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Nice, straight boost, she turned in a great flight
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Hoping to come out with this kit late spring, so keep watch!
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The beautiful, clear blue sky makes for a great backdrop in rocket photography :)
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Safe and sound, she landed less than 10 feet from the pad she left from.  Yep, a GOOD day to fly!
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This Cheetah kicked the booster motor after the sustainer lit...  Not good!
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The Night Whisper also showed her colors, turning in an arrow straight flight!
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Followed by a picture perfect recovery!  Can anyone help me identify the owner?
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Nice looking Nike sitting in the grass waiting for her turn on the pads.
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The Laser-X again (I missed the first launch)
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Beautiful boost (not sure of the motor used)
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This is why I love the burst setting on my camera!
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These angled shots are SO cool!
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Beautiful flight, start to finish!
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Tony's Trifid, with a Tres engine mount, takes to the air on a triplet of C motors!
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Up, up and away!
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Nice, dark blue back drop.  Man, does that look cool or what!?
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Perfect recovery
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Tony walking back wit his Trifid
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Bob looks so contemplative...
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At times we had long lines at the RSO table, but the lines moved quickly!
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Rockets of every size and shape.  Typical of a CMASS launch!
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No details, but very kewl!
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Second launch of the Richter Recker (that I know of)
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As they say, rocketeers do it on impulse!
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Scotty's Rock Star (Purple Haze) puts in a great flight!
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Nice shot way up high!
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Nice recovery too!  This thing no sooner hit the ground and I sold one to a customer who was VERY impressed with the flight of Scotty's model!  Thank you, Scotty.  Sorry, no commission... LOL
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It was a wonderful day to fly!
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Tony pauses to watch a launch, as he prepares for his next flight.
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THIS is why we all love Boris!   Just look at the tail end of that rocket! (I missed the launch though...)
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Yep, this is a wonderful way to spend the day :)
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Craig gets his Tri-skeleton ready for launch
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Another reason we all love Boris!  You can actually SEE the spin action in the smoke vortex...
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This is what you call Fat Smoke Trail!
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Dang, but that's sweet!
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Jet models always make for great photo's!
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Oh yeah!
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Meant to launch my Journeyman at the Anniversary launch, but never go the chance...
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A local TARC team testing their creation all day long!
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POWER in a cylinder!
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The Morning Star puts in a great show!
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Here we go!  Journeyman (our newest kit) on a D12-3
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Another beauty in the air!
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This thing is just begging to be converted to 3-stage operation...
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Perfect recovery and ready for another flight!
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I missed capturing the launch, but I believe this was Bill's hybrid returning on a ridiculously large parachute.  Beautiful, actually!
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I just LOVE these Soviet vehicles!
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Gotta, just GOTTA fly foam!
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Hard to do, but captured Dave's micro TOG during boost!
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Tony's beautifully finished Saturn V on a cluster of 5!
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Looks like the real thing!
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Near perfect recovery.  Notice how the forward section is a bit nose-down.  This resulted on snapping off the escape tower...
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The Decaffeinator always turns in a great show.  The accessory glider is just frosting on the cake!
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perfect flight and perfect deployment.  Great stuff!
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We heard 3, 2, 1, ignition!  POP!  TING!  The pop was the nozzle blowing from one of the two motors on this Deuce's Wild.  The TING was the nozzle smacking the blast deflector...
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Here, you can clearly see the left motor is just blowing flame...
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Arcing over, she turned in a very interesting show like this...
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Certainly made for an interesting flight (and interesting set of pictures too!)
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Nice shot of the Trifecta putting in a show.  She arced over a LOT during the first stage boost but still gave us a great flight, all 3 stages!
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Yep, we even had a mini tent city thing going today :)
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My last launch of the day was Nell on a C6-3.  If you look closely you can see the launch rod I stuck in the ground to pull the igniter leads away from the rocket upon ignition.  Check out the clips (near the bottom cone on the rocket) and you can see it worked perfectly!
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Beautiful boost
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Goddard would have been proud :)
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Scott with an interesting design that makes use of our 13mm Tres engine mount kit in a mid-body position.  Very kewl!  I missed the launch of this one though...
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Nearing the end of the day, we have a lighter field of people with a rocket sailing into the air.
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