October 13 2013 launch report
On Saturday Oct 12th, Tripoli has given us permission to join
them at North Branch for their launch. This will probably be our
last High Power opportunity this year. We have been asked to
supply extra low power pads and assist on the low power range
throughout the day. For now you can check them out at: http://www.tripolimn.org/
I hope all of you that attended the launch yesterday enjoyed
your time flying with the Tripoli club. We certainly enjoyed
having you fly with us, it was a gorgeous day, and best of all
we burned a fair amount of AP as well as seeing some pretty
Had a great time, Gary! The field, processes, and people
were great. In general, it was a good day to fly!
It was not, however, a good day to fly Q-tubes. Tethys is
back in the shipyards. *sigh*
Also had a great time despite not flying as much as hoped.
Enjoyed seeing Niel's Green Goblin on a K along with lots of
other great flights.
I also had a great time at the launch. The launch of my Green
Goblin on a K695R made for a great birthday gift to myself.
Thanks Michael for allowing me to break in your Rocket Hunter
and for the ride to retrieve the Goblin so I didn't have to get
wet crossing the ditch.To all of the Tripoli MN members,
All of the members of MASA wish to thank you for letting
our club join you all at the Oct 13th launch. With our
field in limbo it was great having a place to hold what
was our last high power launch of the year.
I know all of the members who attended had a great time
flying, watching and talking rockets.
I hope there
will be more opportunities to hold combined club events
in the future.
MASA - President
Seconded! One if the best days for launching this season. I'm
not sure of the totals, but it seemed to me that the MASA
members at the launch focused on high-power. Anecdotally, I
think mid and high power flights outnumbered low power flights
for the day.
I got my highest yet flight, 5,188 ft. with a J360 Skidmark
in my L2 rocket. It landed ten feet from my car.