Launch Report

September 15, 2000
Bonneville Salt Flats, UT

Temp: 90 degrees.
Wind: 5 to 10 mph
Where: HellFire 6, Bonneville Salt Flats, UT

Flights in order
LOC Hi-Tech H45H45-10W
Rocket R&D 4" SandhawkK560-W
Vaughn Bros. Javelin 4.0K700-W
Nike SmokeJ570-W
Aerotech ArcasG64-7W

HellFire 6, Day 1: Beautiful morning, warmed up nicely. The winds became a little stronger in the afternoon. We were at the Bonneville Salt Flats this year. The site was a little damp, and a shallow lake appeared overnight to the west of the pads. My first flight was the Hi-Tech H45 on a H45-10W. I love that long burn motor. Then I flew the Sandhawk on a 75mm K560-W for a good flight. The Missile Works RRC2 reported 8703 feet. Next was the Javelin on a K700-W. It had an excellent flight, with the IA-X96 reporting 11,101 feet, 822 mph, and 22.2 Gs. I flew the Nike Smoke on a J570-W. The nose cone separated as I forgot to connect it to the shock cord. The nose cone tumbled in and sustained a small crack. The AltAcc was unharmed and reported 2468 feet. The last flight of the day was the repaired Arcas on a G64-7W for a nice flight. The repaired fin got a small crack in it.

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