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Old 07-02-2008, 07:19 AM
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Thought I would go ahead and start a thread for y'alls to post to when you fly your Golden Scout! Post pictures too!

So who has flown theirs?

I flew mine yesterday afternoon on my day off..Hardly a whisper of wind, clear blue skies with temperature in the low 80's, and so was the humidity..Went down to the school yard down the road from me to launch a few others..

I flew mine on an A10-3T stuck in an old A8-3 spent casing..And WOW! Little sucker really got up there! Motor kicked back just as it is supposed to and had a perfect tumble recovery and it landed in the grass about 10 feet from the pad..

Here it is on the pad


Liftoff!


On the ground after flight


Fins were scorched a little but not as badly as I have seen some post..There was also some discoloration at the vent holes from the ejection charge


Am hoping to get my Flight #103 built and finished up and flown next Tuesday Flight #100 is now retired..
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:45 AM
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Is the masking tape on the engine to hold the shim?
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Put mine up today on a 1/4A3-4T. I can't believe how high it went on the 1/4A. Glad I didn't put the A8 in. Here are the on the pad and on the ground shots. Tried to get a launch pic but my grandaughter was pushing the button. She pressed on "one" instead of "launch" but she's learning...
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Flight number 0065 flew on 7/4/08 on a 1/2A6-2. Unfortunately, under thrust, the engine and shim firmly implanted themselves at the nose cone and never ejected... Came in ballistic and buried itself in the dirt.

It is now officially retired. And Carl will be getting my order for another shortly
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:58 AM
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First official flight in Juli outside the USA to take place in a little town in Germany?

Here the first after flight picture of #0611



Video to come today or tomorrow
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Old 07-05-2008, 05:38 PM
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This is my personal contribution to Vern & Gleda Estes toward the 50th anniversary of Estes Industries.

I used an 1/2A3-2T Estes engine. The flight was perfect. The Scout tumbled as it was designed to. In the video you can see it coming down to the right of the launch rod starting at 1:25 min.

Hope you enjoy my little anniversary flight

Download Video here ... (11mb, .wmv format)


The Scout right after touchdown:
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Cool video, Leo, and your Scout still looks nice.

Is that an old 18mm casing that your 1/2A3-2T is inside of, and if so, what is it? With the red stripes, it looks almost like an ancient Estes booster.
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Put mine up today on a 1/4A3-4T. I can't believe how high it went on the 1/4A. Glad I didn't put the A8 in. Here are the on the pad and on the ground shots. Tried to get a launch pic but my grandaughter was pushing the button. She pressed on "one" instead of "launch" but she's learning...
Looks absolutely perfect.

I learned the hard way about the A8 (lost my first Golden Scout back in May), and need to get my replacement ready for a proper July flight.
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Cool video, Leo, and your Scout still looks nice.

Is that an old 18mm casing that your 1/2A3-2T is inside of, and if so, what is it? With the red stripes, it looks almost like an ancient Estes booster.


Thanks

Yes, it is an old casing from 1988. However it was a German made A8-3 rocket motor.

BTW, I forgot to mention that the 1/2A3-2T motor I used was manufactured in 1981!
Kind of fitting for the maiden Scout flight
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