We had a beautiful day for a launch at the school by our house today. It was a little breezy, so we started the launch with a C6 in the Outlaw to get an idea what to expect. It was a very pretty flight because the motor was extra smoky and went nice and high.
Those were the last launches of Pipes and Pencil: Pipes got tangled up in power lines and I have no idea when the power company will get it down and I doubt they'll bring it to us; Pencil was flying without a chute (because we forgot all of our chutes at home) and it turns out it doesn't do tumble-recovery so well. BTW, Pipes and Outlaw do tumble-recovery perfectly.
Shanelle went home to get chutes and then we were able to fly some more. Isaac did the prep on his Alpha rocket from Seth. The Alpha had a nice launch, but on its first flight the chute was tangled so it bounced.
Afer the Alpha launch, Spencer decided he was ready to launch his rocket from Seth - the Mighty Mouse. Mighty Mouse flew a couple times and as always it flew beautifully.
The flight was great, but got a little scary because it looked like it was coming down in a tree. It must have been just past the tree or flew through the branches.
The Alpha taking a second flight - the recovery pictures are interesting because we replaced the usual rubber shock-cord with Kevlar thread. The thread is often used in contest models because it is light.
Spencer did the count-down and pushed the button on 3 launches: 1 launch of the Pencil and 2 launches of the Mighty Mouse. He even recovered Mighty Mouse after its second flight.