ROCStock 29

June 12th-14th, 2009

/ Lucerne Dry Lake

1 flight, 543 N-sec burned

Hey, it's the first launch I could attend after graduation! (Not counting the RRS firing a few weeks prior, since I didn't fly anything there.) Though it was windy, there were Skidmarks available, and me being me, I *had* to fly one. There were several other notable flights; Arve Tokheim certified L3 with a Polecat Nike on an M1297, and Joe Cox had one of the world's most awesome power prangs EVAR. Check 'em out in the gallery.

Flight 1: iROC, CTI I297

Upon arriving at the launch site and hearing that there were SKIDMARKS available, I of course hustled over to Jack and bought the biggest one I could get. This went into my CTI Pro38 5g case, which then went into the iROC for maximum dramatic effect. And for maximum dramatic effect, of course, I had to wait for the sun to almost set before pushing the button. The winds were still strong, but off we went anyways - and it was spectacular! However, the landing was less than forgiving, as the chute dragged the rocket a quarter mile across the lakebed, scraping up the nice shiny finish. But hey, with some Krylon it'll be good as new. And WOW that was cool!
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