Launch Report

July 10, 1999
Billings, MT

Temp: 85 degrees.
Wind: 5 mph
Where: BLM land at 17 mile marker

Flights in order
Estes Terrier/SandhawkE30-7T
Aerotech ArcasG64-7W
Nike SmokeJ350-W
Vaughn Bros. Javelin 4.0I284-W
Rocket R&D 4" SandhawkJ275-W
Shadow #2G33-5J
Estes Silver Comet (#2)F39-9T(6)
Estes ManiacD12-5
Nike SmokeJ350-W

This was the forth launch of Tripoli Montana, and I launched with Paul, Dan, and Joe Mazel. I first flew my Terrier/Sandhawk on a E30-7T. Next was the Arcas on a G64-7W. I launched the Nike Smoke on J350-W, and the AltAcc reported 1398 feet. I then flew the Javelin on a I284-W. It had a nice flight, and dual deployment worked as planned. The IA-X96 reported 2103 feet, 10.5.1 G's and 254 max MPH. I flew the 4" Sandhawk on a J275-W for a good flight. The RRC2 reported 2050 feet. Next was the Shadow #2 on a G33-5J for a nominal flight. Then I flew Grant's Silver Comet #2 with a F39-9T(6) for another nice flight. Next was the Maniac on a D12-5. The last flight of the day was the Nike Smoke again on another J350-W, and the AltAcc reported 1517 feet.

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