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erik442 12-26-2021 05:27 PM

December 26, 2021 Launch
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We're in Florida for the holidays and took the opportunity to do some flying.
My sister's boys are in college now but I have encouraged their rocketry hobby over the years.
A quick search of the house turned up two surviving models, three packs of B6-4's, and a Quest launcher.
The pad was missing it's central hub to attach the legs so I improvised with some wood scraps.
I converted the launch control to 12 volts (something I should've done years ago) and a Mustang GT provided the battery.
The only glitch was one igniter misfire. The models flew perfectly. 5 flights on the Big Bertha and 4 on the Mini Aero-Dart.
Photo credits to my Brother-in-law.

erik442 12-26-2021 05:40 PM

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barone 12-27-2021 06:14 PM

Looked like a GREAT day for flying!

jeffyjeep 12-27-2021 07:15 PM

I love the color scheme on the Bertha!

A Fish Named Wallyum 12-28-2021 09:31 AM

Glad someone got out. We had the temps and the dry field for flying, but when I left work yesterday the wind was howling. As usual, I have a big backlog of rockets that need flying, but Saturday we have a beanfield launch scheduled, so there's that. :cool:

ghrocketman 12-28-2021 11:25 AM

REALLY like that scheme on the Bertha.
May finish my next Astron Ranger in a similar scheme.

erik442 12-28-2021 12:59 PM

The appeal of that paint job was just dumb luck.
Leftover colors from the Fireball and some extra wraps from my Ranger.
All thrown together years ago to make a quick birthday gift.
Always wanted to use it again on something else.
Picked up a Black Friday Boosted Bertha last month just so I could paint it the same way. :)

tbzep 12-28-2021 02:41 PM

You can't go wrong with bright red and yellow matched with deeply contrasting black or blue...or both!

I've always loved red/yellow/blue. I'm a Super Bubble guy...not Double Bubble.
Remember when they came out with the equivalent 5 piece long stick?

jeffyjeep 12-28-2021 06:32 PM

I don’t want to ‘jack the thread, but us kids in southern Michigan grew up on Bazooka Bubble Gum. We made a lot of dentists rich.

ghrocketman 12-28-2021 06:41 PM

Bazooka gum is still available in some specialty candy shops in Michigan.
Usually near the Wacky Wafers and Cosmic Candy.

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