Last launch of the season!
Well, we've had a
LOT of great weather for launches, so it was bound to
happen... Cold, windy and just plain raw today! We
had a rather light turnout (about 50 or so folks) brave the
elements. Launching got off to a slow start as everyone
was waiting for the wind to die down and/or waiting for
someone else to start!
Once models began
to fly, a steady pace of launches began and held up right
through the end of the afternoon. The main frustration
is that models seemed to move faster under chute than they did
under POWER! LOL
My booth was
rather bare for the day as well. While I had a full
inventory on hand, I kept all of it in their respective boxes
as there was no way anything would stay on the tables. I
got in a few launches, doing additional testing on some new
proto's. Some worked well, some revealed work that is
needed. That's why we test!
At around 4pm we
began shutting down so that we could set up near the dirt road
for our night launch. It was quite spectacular with the
saucer being the biggest treat of the evening. That
makes for the last launch of the year with CMASS. I have
a launch in December with a local community college and
another in early January with my kids from the Academy of
Science and Design so things will keep moving.
Our first CMASS
launch will be in January, though a date has not yet been
set. Keep watch!
Click on a photo
at the left to see the full size image here.
Enjoy the photo