Launch Report

April 9, 1998
Billings, MT

Temp: 55
Wind: 5-10 mph, intermittent rain
Where: BLM land at 17 mile marker

Flights in order
Aerotech MustangE18-7T
Aerotech HV ArcasF40-4T
LOC Viper IIIE15-7W
Aerotech Wart-HogG33-5J
LOC EZI-65H123-6W
Estes PythonE15-7W
Estes Terrier/SandhawkD12-3

The Mustang flight was nice, but the delay was long. The Arcas was nice. The Viper was my first successful composite cluster flight, on three E15-7W! The Wart-Hog almost flew out of sight on the G33. The highlight was my EZI-65 on the H123, perfect flight. The Python flew nice on the E15, but the nylon chute melted to the shroud lines. Even though it breaks apart in the middle and doesn't fall very fast, it broke two fins on landing. The Terrier/Sandhawk was a nice flight. Further launches cancelled due to rain.