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The Celtic Thunder with the proto type booster, Lightning, ready to go.
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She sure do look pretty on the pad!
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"Creativity" is what really keeps me in this hobby and something as simple as a two-stage made from a Snitch and a Birdie is tops in my book!  Way cool!
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Ray DiPoala flew LOTS of unique tube finned creations all day long!
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A picture perfect flight with perfect staging on a B6-0/A8-3 combo.  The only problem was that the booster, upon separation, was stable and came in ballistic.  I will modify it to a shorter tube (2.75" from the 4") and see if that can destabilized it.
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Cool bird (Tony V's), with Daniel's Bandit in the background.
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Two stage micro minimum diameter.  Great flight and recovery but on staging the booster motor kicked as I couldn't get the tape to stick in the cold...  Looks like a coming kit though!
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Traffic Cone is another kit we're looking into.  Keep watch!  This one was in perfect shape till someone stepped on it...  Even with a quick field repair she turned in a perfect flight!
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High Power pad C was busy for most of the day too!
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We had a very light turnout.  I suspect it was because of the chill in the air and the higher than desired winds...
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A common scene of rocketeers looking skyward!
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Another of Ray's wonderful creations!
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I thought I had missed the picture of the Traffic Cone launch, but upon closer inspection it turns out I actually got it!  KEWL!
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Yeah, it was a bit chilly...
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Ok, so I'm going 3/4 of the way across this HUGE field to recover my micro 2-stage birds.  Meanwhile, Ray lands one of his right here (lower right).  My beef?  That collection of rockets and chair there?  That's Ray's stuff...  Why can't I ever do that????
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Micro version of the Celtic Thunder on her first test flight.
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Picture perfect, up and back!
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While we didn't see as many FlisKits kits as our anniversary launch, they WERE around!  Here is a nice Drake getting ready.
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Ray cruises by the CMASS flag
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The Drake put in a great flight
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And a perfect return!
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My other micro 2-stage bird, based on the BT-3 also turned in a picture perfect flight!
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HPR pad C working hard!  This is Peter Waithe's I-ROC EXT on a J460 Blue Thunder to 2050 feet!
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Man, a BEAUTIFUL Little Joe II and I missed the launch!
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Here goes that 2-stage micro.  Man, it is scary seeing the booster motor burn out and waiting a full second before the sustainer lights!  The fun of the NE motor! LOL
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Boris got everyone's attentions with this cluster 2-stage bird.  The first stage has 31 BP motors and, if I recall, 29 BP motors in the sustainer...  WOW
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Perfect ignition!
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She's climbing quick!
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Near motor burn out.  She was too low and angled too much for the onboard circuitry to authorize 2nd stage ignition, so it was disabled and the recovery device deployed.  Safety first and everything worked perfectly, in that respect!
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Here she is returning from her maiden flight!
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I am falling in love with the M.A.C.M.E. (Micro A.C.M.E Spitfire).  She looks good and flies like a champ!  Watch for this lit some time this winter!

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