Event 10/27/01: MASA Rocket Launch at Blaine, MN

The theme for this event was "Clusters".    I flew only one clustered rocket, the Upscale MicroMaxx Mosquito.

Still kind of tired from my long trip, I didn't really fly much.  Mediocre performace and one truely stupid mistake.

My Flight Results:
Owner Rocket Engine Notes Alt Results
Jeff Bic Arcas Quest MicroMaxx tiny parachute 60 cold morning.  Sat on the pad for a long time.  Flew nice but chute didn't open.
Jeff Clone Estes Mosquito Quest MicroMaxx Ejectable pod 40 Perfect on second try (dirty clips)
Jeff 1.1x Upscale Mosquito Quest MicroMaxx 3x Cluster streamer 15 Only one motor ignited.  Ejected ok but lit one of the other motors from behind and fried the shock cord and inside of bt.  Some blisters near the top.
Jeff Estes Big Daddy Estes D12-3 Three way Drag Race 40 Unstable off rod and cruise missile down-range.  Ejection ok 
Jeff NCR SA-14 Archer Aerotech H-128-M RMS Striped down to <3.3lbs - single chute 1000 Beautiful launch and long coasting flight.  Separation due to failure to reconnect top end of shock cord after reconfiguring.  Upper section fell flat and was not damaged.

Some of the other memorable flights were:

See the MASA Launch Report and MASA Photo Gallery for more details.

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