Baildon Moor, 26th February 2000
A full turn out for the NSRG, attending were Brian Best, Pete & Angela Waddington, Darren, Shaun & James Longhorn. Considering the weather was the usual gusty wind, we had a pretty good launch. Here's a pic ture of the Moor taken last summer:
Not in any particular order...
- Pete flew his Spudnik on an A10-3T
- I flew my Centuri saucer on a B6-0, for a low flight.
- Brian flew his MoonDog GTI, modified for an 18mm motor, on a B4-2, nice straight flight.
- James flew his scratch built 'Jammy Dodger' on it's maiden flight on a B6-4.
- The nose cone detached, but Brian found it later, and there was no other damage. This was James' first scratch built rocket.
- I flew my Mk5 on a cluster of 4 x C6-7, ( which redeemed itself after the last attempt). Bit of a wobbly flight in the wind, and the descent was a bit fast on a streamer, but it shortened the walk. Cracked fin needs reapairing, but it will probably fly again.
- James flew his Quest Tomahawk, on it's maiden flight.
- Brian and I flew our Estes Phoenix's on a D12-3s, nice flights, unfortunately mine cracked a fin on landing.
- Shaun flew the KB-1, arced into the wind, but that meant for a short walk.
- Brian flew his Mini MOORS lander twice, once on an A10-3T and once on an A3-4T, while Pete flew his Mini Marz lander, on an A10-3T.
- Brian also flew his unfinished Sat V look alike on a B4-2 for it's first flight.
- Pete flew his 40th anniversary Alpha ( eventually, after several attempts) on an MRC A8-3 Tracker.
- Brian flew his twin Alpha ( imagine two Alphas, with two fins each that weren't seperated at birth). Would have been great but only one engine lit.
- We also had a ufo drag race, my Centuri saucer ( C6-3), Brian and Pete's Quest UFO ( C6-0 & B6-0 respectively). The sky was too busy to tell who won!
- Brian flew his Rogue Aerospace Interdictor on a C6-5. This was great. A really lazy spin made for a cool flight. Rather a long walk for recovery, but no damage.
Afterwards we retired to the pub for an NSRG 'committee' meeting.