Album home
dsc03298.jpg (67805 bytes)
Stopping at my brothers place in Schenectady we were greeted with this wonderful rainbow!
dsc03303.jpg (57483 bytes)
For those who haven't met her, this is Snuggles, our travel companion :)  She's excited now, but before long she will miss home and our other pets.
dsc03317.jpg (63428 bytes)
Here we are, all set up on day 1.  That's the food shack right along side us.  A good place for a booth!
dsc03318.jpg (58304 bytes)
Flying began right away and didn't stop for the whole weekend!
dsc03323.jpg (70576 bytes)
Typical crowd at the launch line, waiting for the pads to clear for the next set.
dsc03324.jpg (70821 bytes)
This is Trip's L3 rocket (that's Trip with his back to us).  I missed the launch but see that many others got it, including video.  Very cool and congrats!
dsc03325.jpg (86164 bytes)
The flight line as seen from near the launching area.
dsc03326.jpg (67845 bytes)
Performance Hobbies and LOC, side by side.
dsc03327.jpg (74259 bytes)
Our anniversary cake for this event was a big hit!  The artwork that our local bakery does is nothing short of amazing!
dsc03329.jpg (83639 bytes)
One of many A.C.M.E. Spitfires we saw this weekend!  Missed the launch though...
dsc03331.jpg (73659 bytes)
My Decaffeinator on the pad waiting her turn
dsc03333.jpg (54145 bytes)
Someone had this small Saturn 1B on the pad.  Not sure whose it is, but it was nice looking!
dsc03335.jpg (51850 bytes)
Decafe Away!  It was rather breezy at the time so I lightly tapped the tail of the glider to the fin, in the hopes that it would still break free.  I didn't, so the glider rode the rocket on the return trip... LOL
dsc03342.jpg (24931 bytes)
Still climbing on a C11-3
dsc03345.jpg (69467 bytes)
Up she goes!
dsc03351.jpg (62683 bytes)
Deuce's Wild
takes to the air.  This is a bad angle, but if you look closely, you can see that both motors DID light.  Great fligths
dsc03352.jpg (49441 bytes)
Nice looking air-to-air missile
dsc03354.jpg (54957 bytes)
One of the proto type launches I got in this weekend.  This is the Tesla going up on a C6-3.  She weather cocked a bit in the wind, but otherwise had a fantastic flight!
dsc03355.jpg (69795 bytes)
Ray launches his Celtic Thunder.  I was glad that he did as mine got damages and wasn't flyable...
dsc03357.jpg (50785 bytes)
Upscale mosquito, the first of 5 on this rack
dsc03360.jpg (54400 bytes)
Nice shot capturing the rocket, flags and the NAR banner!
dsc03361.jpg (83336 bytes)
After retrieving his Deuce's Wild, he stays on to watch other launches
dsc03362.jpg (47754 bytes)
WHOOSH!
dsc03363.jpg (73999 bytes)
AMW was our neighbor for the weekend!  With Robert as one of our other club vendors (CMASS), we tend to see a lot of each other during the flying season :)
dsc03364.jpg (46632 bytes)
Nice V-2 takes to the air!
dsc03369.jpg (88695 bytes)
This was the set-up table for the classic rocket contest.  Extra points were awarded if your model flew, so we got to see a LOT of real classic models take to the air.
dsc03370.jpg (96150 bytes)
An overall view of the table early on Sunday
dsc03371.jpg (80636 bytes)
Love this Enterprise model!
dsc03372.jpg (47356 bytes)
Launch #2 of the Decaffeinator, with a D12-3.  Better flight as there was no wind so the glider detached pretty much as expected.
dsc03373.jpg (60734 bytes)
Up, up and away!
dsc03375.jpg (54978 bytes)
One of many Mars Landers to fly.  This one is the SEMROC version
dsc03379.jpg (21001 bytes)
She looked good going up...
dsc03385.jpg (24389 bytes)
And coming back down!
dsc03387.jpg (50484 bytes)
Can't recall the kit name, but looks like a bat.
dsc03388.jpg (56448 bytes)
USS Enterprise warps off!
dsc03390.jpg (23232 bytes)
Such an eerie picture!  Reminds me of Star Trek TOS episode "Tomorrow is Yesterday"...
dsc03391.jpg (47061 bytes)
Some incredible flights this weekend and the dead calm air was landing most of them right back in the field!
dsc03393.jpg (50301 bytes)
Even got to see an original Centuri Little Joe II go up!  kewl!
dsc03395.jpg (52965 bytes)
On her way with a D12-3!
dsc03397.jpg (46595 bytes)
Now THIS thing got your attention!
dsc03398.jpg (64768 bytes)
Couldn't resist the comparison.  Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum! LOL  I suggested that the saucer with the crayon nose would make a great booster for the Mean Machine!
dsc03399.jpg (73427 bytes)
A collection of Mars Landers (stock, 1.6X and 2X upscales) getting ready for a drag race.
dsc03400.jpg (49552 bytes)
I was able to get the Borealis up for a fantastic flight!
dsc03401.jpg (40961 bytes)
Also the MTTM Just Past Due
dsc03403.jpg (29323 bytes)
Perfect micro flight, much to the delight of everyone close enough to actually SEE it!
dsc03404.jpg (35107 bytes)
Picture perfect flight for the Borealis too!
dsc03405.jpg (22207 bytes)
Beautiful on the return as well.
dsc03425.jpg (44665 bytes)
The Nell wow'ed the crowed.  I doubt many thought it would even fly, let along turn in such a perfect flight!
dsc03428.jpg (66532 bytes)
Nice HPR Mercury Redstone!
dsc03429.jpg (24293 bytes)
Another that really got  your attention!
dsc03430.jpg (26146 bytes)
Lucky capture of my MTTM Aggie rocket.  This is a proto type for an idea for 1/8A competition.  Specifically, Marble Lofting.
dsc03431.jpg (64403 bytes)
Now we have TWO Enterprises!
dsc03432.jpg (77383 bytes)
Nice down shot of the Mars Lander.
dsc03434.jpg (45089 bytes)
Beautiful Interceptor takes to the air.
dsc03435.jpg (24335 bytes)
Someone launched a MTTM Dead Ringer.  These little buggars are hard to capture with the camera!
dsc03436.jpg (61541 bytes)
Another perfect flight of a proto type, the K'TNG'A ship on a B6-4
dsc03438.jpg (49661 bytes)
3rd and final flight of the Decaffeinator this weekend.  A drag race between two Decaffeinator's and a Boost Glider (on a pad far to the left).
dsc03439.jpg (41215 bytes)
Liftoff!  The other one left the pad a moment later!
flis_decafs.jpg (72157 bytes)
Picture by Scott Turnbull of our two Decaffeinators.  It's cool cuz I never seem to get into any of the pictures LOL
decaf_drag.jpg (89911 bytes)
Another by Scott showing the two ready to go!
decaf_boost.jpg (32135 bytes)
Here is Scott's going gang busters!  Not sure of the motor.
decaf_boost2.jpg (17219 bytes)
One more by Scott showing the flight near the end of the burn.  Good stuff and thank you Scott for the pictures!
dsc03442.jpg (52897 bytes)
Upscale Alpha looking good!
dsc03447.jpg (46502 bytes)
Being an air museum, and Memorial Day, we were treated to many historic aircraft.  Very kewl!
dsc03451.jpg (42680 bytes)
Punch it!
dsc03452.jpg (22629 bytes)
Ok, my FIRST ever RMS launch (really!).  Robert (AMW) sponsored an E22 motor for this launch of the MAKO.  MAN did this thing scoot on an E22!  I set it for an 8 second delay but would change that to 6 seconds for future such flights.  Good stuff!
dsc03456.jpg (24687 bytes)
The Pump-Nik turned in a beautiful flight!
dsc03461.jpg (56423 bytes)
Ray's Rice Rocket turned in a beautiful flight too.
dsc03464.jpg (52542 bytes)
Nearing the end of the weekend, we see an even larger Mosquito take to the air.
dsc03467.jpg (47599 bytes)
With the dead air, gliders were popular this weekend.
dsc03473.jpg (57518 bytes)
My last flight before we began packing for the trip home, my Nantucket Sound looks good going up...
dsc03474.jpg (22484 bytes)
And coming back.  It was a thing of beauty!
Many thanks to the folks who put all the work needed to pull of a very enjoyable NSL-2012!  FlisKits was proud to be able to participate and help out.  Now to prepare for NERRF, LDRS and NARAM! Going to be a busy summer!

Album home