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Old 08-30-2019, 08:02 AM
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Day one of LDRS in the books. Winds were a little high yesterday and I got a better timer for the deployment so I didn't fly it. Today, I am volunteering to help with the event for much of the day and the weather is looking quite iffy so not sure it's going to fly today either. However, if the stars align it I will try for today because I have a new motor for it and it's already to go. I've already been warned that I will get "bonus distance" for this bird because of the very odd shape. Bonus distance means I get to set this thing on the pads that are REALLY far away from the crowd lol.
Have you invited Mr. Lizotte and his film crew for the launch?
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:03 AM
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Have you invited Mr. Lizotte and his film crew for the launch?
Haha I'm not inviting anyone until I get it to work right.

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Old 08-30-2019, 08:53 AM
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Haha I'm not inviting anyone until I get it to work right.
I thought you got the last one to work right, it went up, it came down.

Or, are you trying to go all Elon Musk on us and want it to come down in one piece!
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Old 08-30-2019, 05:33 PM
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IT FLEW

IT WORKED

VIDEO LATER

OMG OMG OMG OMG

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Old 08-30-2019, 09:28 PM
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Weeeeeelllll unfortunately the video sucks rocks and you can't see the parachute come out so you'll have to trust me that it did in fact happen.



I have to meet up with some folks tomorrow to trade emails and they will hopefully have a better vid than that. I was just so excited to see the chute come out finally I lowered the iPhone down at the wrong time lol.

So the chute is definitely not big enough and it hit the ground pretty hard. It's the right size chute for the weight (5 pounds) if it were a "normal" rocket which are usually far more robust than this contraption. So with all the rocketry vendors on site I may do a little shopping for a new chute for this fella tomorrow. There was some damage but certainly nothing I can't repair. The bottom ring came off (again) and one of the lower spokes broke loose. No biggie - it's an easy fix.

Amazing how many disc golfers there are that are also rocket fliers. Also amazing how many people thought this was a chandelier. And I'll say this, if you're at a launch like where people are regularly flying mach and 10k+ feet up most rockets aren't going to get noticed. This thing got noticed. A LOT. I had people stopping to want to take pictures of it with me haha. I had dozens of fliers say, "Oh man...I want to see THAT fly." Whatta riot.

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Old 08-30-2019, 10:03 PM
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Oh Simon Lizzotte...I know you're good and all at trick shots but you can't hit this thing in the air. Ever.

Never.

Ever.

I dare you to try.

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Oh Simon Lizzotte...I know you're good and all at trick shots but you can't hit this thing in the air. Ever.

Never.

Ever.

I dare you to try.

-Dave
If not Simon......how about Brodie.

He might be a "perfect option".

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Maybe you can get Jomez there next time on the catch cam!!

Great job Dave!! The legend continues!!

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If not Simon......how about Brodie.

He might be a "perfect option".
I don’t care who actually. I just like picking on Simon because I like him and his silly trick shots.
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