ROC April 2002

April 11th, 2002

/ Lucerne Dry Lake

2 flights, 842 N-sec burned

The winds were calm and the sky was clear. My friend Garrett came out to the the lakebed to see what this whole "rocket" thing was like. We were treated to several awesome flights, including Bill Farr's "Stochastic" on an L952 and Troy Monroe Stacey's "Quik and the Dead" on a Hypertek M.

Flight 1: Expediter, AT J180

This was the eleventh flight of the Expediter on another J180T. I remember how nervous I was when we did L2 with this combo, but for this one I was pretty confident things would go well. The boost was fast and straight on the long-burn blue motor. Ejection was slightly early, but it all held together for a close recovery.

Flight 2: Lil Nuke, AT F40

My second flight of the day was the Lil Nuke on an F40W. After a couple of igniters, we finally got the motor to light, and the Nuke went on a good flight.
Lil Nuke on an AT F40
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