ROC September 2014

September 13th, 2014

/ Lucerne Dry Lake

1 flight, 1069 N-sec burned

Another perfect, windless day at Lucerne. I busted out another LOC classic for its highest flight ever. Other highlights included Gregg's Fat Man on an M1297, Chris Covany's big Bruiser flight, and seeing Wimmer again!

Flight 1: Laser/LOC 2.1, AT J135

The Laser/LOC was pretty dusty after sitting around for ten years, so what better way to clean it off than by putting it up on a long burn full J? The weather gods smiled on this flight with a clear, windless morning, but I had installed my trusty ComSpec tracker just in case. Also going for a ride was the ever-reliable Stratologger (knock on wood!) for deployment control. The Laser/LOC roared off the second rack of the day on a long white flame and quickly headed out of sight on a rail-straight column of smoke. The tracking signal jumped at apogee, and we were able to quickly recover the bird a short drive from the pad, beeping out well over 2 miles in altitude.

Altitude: 11,500 ft

Laser/LOC 2.1 on an AT J135

others: higher up

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