Launch Report

June 16, 2001
Billings, MT

Temp: Upper 70s.
Wind: 5 mph
Where: BLM land at 17 mile marker

Flights in order
RocketMotor
Modified Estes Big DaddyH97-10J
Aerotech ArreauxG40-10W
Nike SmokeK550-W
LOC Hi-Tech H45H123-10W
Aerotech ArcasH180-10W
Vaughn Bros. Javelin 4.0J275-W
Aerotech ArreauxG40-10W
Modified Estes Big DaddyG64-7W

Highlights
Forth BSRA launch of the year. Best weather for a launch so far this year. My first launch was the modified Estes Big Daddy on a H97-J. It was a nice flight with a perfect delay. Next was the Arreaux on a G40-10W. It had a great flight. Then I flew the Nike Smoke on a K550-W for an excellent flight to 4,662 feet. My forth flight was the Hi-Tech on a H123-10W for a nice flight. Next was the Arcas on a H180-W. It was a perfect flight, but the parachute tangled around the shock cord. It landed on a sage brush, and that aong with the soft earth from the recent rains resulted in no apparent damage. I flew the Arreaux again on another G40-W for another nice flight. Next the Javelin 4.0 was prepped and launched on a 275-W. It went 3,662 feet and the dual-deployment worked fine. The last flight of the day was the Big Daddy on a G64-7W for a very nice flight.

Back to main page.