||From Andy Hobbs:
The Deuces took to the Nashville skys today !!!
The TDD Tennessee team (my better half and I) had a great time and were
giggling like kids we had so much fun, as we rarely have time to launch rockets
It was COLD.the temp was 23f wind chill was around 18f as there was about a 5-10 mph wind.
(Note of trivia: As I enter this onto the web for the TDD team, it is Minus
We launched from Two Rivers park on the outskirts of downtown Nashville. After
making wind drift calculations set by a few flights on a Quest Big Betty, we decided to
launch from a small asphalt parking lot adjoining a large grassy field.this worked out
Deuce #1 did provide a little scare by landing at the edge of the asphalt
pad although there is only a very small ding on the corner of one fin hardly noticeable
post inspection shows both Deuces to be in excellent condition
This was by far the coldest day I have launched rockets
Our fingers were absolutly numb,by the time we packed up. Suzanne looked like Kenny
Andy had this followup to add:
When I first signed up,I envisioned flying the Deuces at a
club launch in warm weather with lots of participants,
When Jason contacted me about possibly flying them now, I figured heck yea! although our
club doesn't start flying again untill March
I thought it would be more important to keep the ball rolling. I now realise
suitable size launch areas around my area are becoming very scarce! I usually only
fly small A/B size rockets in the winter months at a much smaller field
Even though the recovery zone was grass and of ample size, I gotta admit I felt uneasy
launching from a hard surface....but a single nearby power line forced us in that
direction, so we launched quite a few times before we were confident about setting the
Deuces on the pad. Thank goodness both motors lit every time!! Keith and I are
keeping close contact and the Deuces should be in Georgia by the middle of next week
around the 15/16 on Jan. In a new shipping box,,I just have to add the Tennessee
momento to the package...
Keith,good luck with the Georgia leg of the tour!