TdD Maine, Perfect!
Wahoo!!!! TdD Maine was PERFECT.
Perfect weather, perfect motors, perfect EVERYTHING. Well, not perfect everything. There
was the small problem that I could hardly talk due to a rather nasty cold, but I wouldent
miss the Labor Day Launch at Cherryfield for any reason, even if I had to haul my rockets
up there by hand.
Next, I got the Deuces box out. They had arrived unscathed. I prepped them with the
recommended engines - dual C6-5s. Then I packed the new chutes (MMHPR 18" for the
lighter one, 22" for the heavier one), and took them to the pad. The first one flew
great. See pictures. There was some slight spin, due, I expect, to the one fin thats off
center. Got it back just fine, and readied Deuce #2. Pretty much the same thing, only a
little higher, and no spin this time. Perfect recovery, yet again. There is no damage to
speak of. Both flights were picture perfect. Attached are the ignition pictures of the
Deuces, and the pic of me holding them. And yes, I know I didn't comb my hair for this
picture, but I got up at the crack of dawn, and didn't bother with such things.
See you around the internet!