Launch Report

September 26, 1999
Wendover, UT

Temp: 65 degrees.
Wind: 10 to 20 mph
Where: HellFire 5, Wendover, UT

Flights in order
Nike SmokeJ570-W
Vaughn Bros. Javelin 4.0K700-W
Rocket R&D 4" SandhawkK560-W
Aerotech ArcasH180-10W
Aerotech ArreauxG64-10W

HellFire 5, Day 3: Windy early, then it calmed down, then the winds became stronger as the day progressed. My first flight was the Nike Smoke on a J570-W. I wanted to get it up while the winds were still calm. It flew nicely to 2585 feet. Next was the Javelin on a K700-W. It had an excellent flight, with the IA-X96 reporting 10,944 feet, 797 mph, and 21.7 Gs. Then I flew the Sandhawk on a K560-W (75mm full K motor). It had an excellent flight, with the RRC2 reporting 8,844 feet. I flew the Arcas on a H180-10W for its 30th flight. The flight was nice, but it broke a fin off on landing. The last flight of the day was the Arreaux on a G64-10W for a nice flight.

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