Launch Report

August 18, 2001
Billings, MT

Temp: Mid 90s.
Wind: 5 to 15 mph
Where: BLM land at 17 mile marker

Flights in order
Modified Estes Big DaddyG33-5J
Nike SmokeJ570-W
Aerotech CheetahG33-7J
LOC Hi-Tech H45H123-10W
Vaughn Bros. Javelin 4.0J275-W

Sixth BSRA launch of the year. Nice weather, hot, and windy in the afternoon. My first launch was the Big Daddy on a G33-5J for a nice flight. Next was the Nike Smoke on a J570-W. The AltAcc reported 2507 feet and 16.1 Gs. Then I dusted off the Aerotech Cheetah and flew it on a G33-7J. My next launch was the Hi-Tech H45 on a H123-10W for a nice flight. The last flight of the day was the Javelin with a J275-W. It went 3,655 feet, and the dual deployment worked as planned. It landed in the rocks but there was no damage.

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