Launch Report

June 19, 1999
Billings, MT

Temp: 80 degrees.
Wind: 5 mph
Where: BLM land at 17 mile marker

Flights in order
RocketMotor
Rocket R&D 4" SandhawkJ415-W
Nike SmokeJ570-W
Aerotech ArcasH180-10W
Vaughn Bros. Javelin 4.0J275-W
Nike SmokeJ570-W
Rocket R&D 4" SandhawkJ415-W
Vaughn Bros. Javelin 4.0J275-W
Estes Silver Comet (#2)G64-10W

Highlights
This was the third launch of Tripoli Montana, and I launched with Paul Mazel. I first flew my 4" Sandhawk on a J415-W, and dual deployment worked as planned. The RRC2 reported 3556 feet. Next was the Nike Smoke on a J570-W. The AltAcc reported 2631 feet. I then flew the Arcas on a H180-10W. Next was the Javelin on a J275-W. It had a nice flight, and dual deployment worked as planned. The IA-X96 reported 3757 feet, 7.1 G's and 341 max MPH. I launched the Nike Smoke again on another J570-W, and the AltAcc reported 2383 feet this time. I prepped the 4" Sandhawk again and launched it on another J415-W for another good flight. The RRC2 reported 3912 feet. I flew the Javelin on another J275-W. The IA-X96 reported 3652 feet, 7.0 G's and 337 max MPH. My last flight was Grant's Silver Comet #2 with a G64-10W for another nice flight.

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