Andy's Rockets

2010

Flt.DateLocationRocketMotorsImpulseComments
1Aug 2010Largs/IRWArt Applewhite QubitD11-P20 NsYet another nice flight
2Aug 2010Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerMicrohybridxx NsPhil's µHybrid with Epoxy/Al
3Aug 2010Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerMicrohybridxx NsDan's µHybrid with Epoxy/Al
4Aug 2010Largs/IRWVB Extreme 29E30-7T40 NsCopperhead slow to light, but flew very very quickly
5Aug 2010Largs/IRWArt Applewhite QubitD11-P20 NsYet another nice flight
6Aug 2010Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerMicrohybridxx NsDan's µHybrid with Epoxy/Garlic
7Aug 2010Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerMicrohybridxx NsPhil's µHybrid with Wax/Al - Injector Failure
8Aug 2010Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerMicrohybridxx NsPhil's µHybrid with Wax/Al - Cold Gas Thrust?
9Aug 2010Largs/IRWSlightly Scuff the SkyH124-PVC224 NsSkyripper Hybrid - Came in ballistic - Lost :(
10Oct 2010ALRSVB Extreme 29E15-7W40 NsBeautiful flight
11Oct 2010ALRSArt Applewhite 7in SaucerD1220 NsNozzle was ejected
12Oct 2010ALRSArt Applewhite 7in SaucerD1220 NsNice flight, came down flat with perfect drag recovery
13Oct 2010ALRSLoc LegacyF52-4T80 NsShock cord came undone, no damage though

Attendance this year: IRW, ALRS

Total Impulse:
464 Ns (excl. the microhybrids)
Equivalent:
H
Average:
E

2009

Flt.DateLocationRocketMotorsImpulseComments
1Aug 2009Largs/IRWArt Applewhite QubitD11-P20 NsLive on Radio Scotland from SWF
2Aug 2009Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerMicrohybridxx NsPhil's µHybrid with Al/Epoxy
3Aug 2009Largs/IRWArt Applewhite QubitD11-P20 NsYet another nice flight
4Aug 2009Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerMicrohybridxx NsPhil's µHybrid with PotNoodle/Epoxy
5Aug 2009Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerMicrohybridxx NsPhil's µHybrid with Al/Wax
6Aug 2009Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerMicrohybridxx NsMike's µHybrid with HTPB/Curry
7Aug 2009Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerE15-4W40 NsMike's E15
8Aug 2009Largs/IRWArt Applewhite QubitD11-P20 NsYet another nice flight
9Aug 2009Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerMicrohybridxx NsPhil's µHybrid with Sugar/Wax (didn't work so well)
10Oct 2009ALRSPML Tiny PterodactylF52-8T80 NsBeautiful flight, ejection about right, landed 3m away from RSO tent
11Oct 2009ALRSArt Applewhite 7in SaucerE30-4t40 NsBrilliant flight
12Oct 2009ALRSRebel PirateI218-R330 NsNice punch motor. drifted a bit in the breeze

Attendance this year: IRW, ALRS

Total Impulse:
550 Ns (excl. the microhybrids)
Equivalent:
I
Average:
E

2008

Flt.DateLocationRocketMotorsImpulseComments
1May 2008BigEARSArt Applewhite QubitE1540 NsSuperb flight - pleased the crowd :)
2May 2008BigEARSArt Applewhite 7in SaucerE1540 NsSuperb flight - pleased the crowd :)
3May 2008BigEARSLOC LegacyF2573 NsShockcord snapped in 2 places! All parts recovered somehow!
4May 2008BigEARSPML Small EndeavorI212-SS364 NsLost :(
5May 2008BigEARSTDW's Estes RocketD12-720 NsSuperb flight!
6Aug 2008Largs/IRWArt Applewhite QubitD11-P20 NsNice Flight
7Aug 2008Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerD11-P20 NsNice Flight
8Aug 2008Largs/IRWArt Applewhite QubitD11-P20 NsNice Flight
9Aug 2008Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerD11-P20 NsNice Flight
10Aug 2008Largs/IRWLOC LegacyF25-4W73 NsDrifted towards reservoir, but recovered OK

Attendance this year: BigEARS, IRW, LDRS (Kansas), ALRS (Switzerland)

Total Impulse:
690 Ns
Equivalent:
J
Average:
F

2007

Flt.DateLocationRocketMotorsImpulseComments
1May 2007BigEARSArt Applewhite QubitE1540 NsSuperb flight - please the crowd :)
2May 2007BigEARSArt Applewhite 7in SaucerD11-P20 NsExcellent flight.
3Aug 2007Largs IRWArt Applewhite QubitD11-P20 NsExcellent flight.
4Aug 2007Largs IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerD11-P20 NsExcellent flight.
5Aug 2007Largs IRWArt Applewhite QubitD11-P20 NsExcellent flight.
6Aug 2007Largs IRWEstes RampageC6-510 NsChute melted together.
7Aug 2007Largs IRWRogue Aerospace InterdictorC6-520 NsExcellent flight.
8Aug 2007Largs IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerD11-P20 NsExcellent flight.
9Aug 2007Largs IRWArt Applewhite QubitD11-P20 NsExcellent flight.
10Aug 2007Largs IRWEstes RampageC6-510 NsBetter flight, with spill hole.
11Aug 2007Largs IRWVB Buzzard GliderB6-45 NsExcellent flight, 47sec glide, but lost :(
12Aug 2007Largs IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerD11-P20 NsExcellent flight.
13Aug 2007Largs IRWArt Applewhite QubitD11-P20 NsExcellent flight.
14Sep 2007ALRS VIIIArt Applewhite QubitE1540 NsExcellent flight.
15Sep 2007ALRS VIIIPML Small EndeavorH165-R170 NsMedium delay a bit long.
16Sep 2007ALRS VIIIArt Applewhite 7in SaucerD11-P20 NsTumbled this time.
17Sep 2007ALRS VIIIRebel PirateI161-W328 NsMedium delay a bit short.

Attendance so far: BigEARS, RJD, UKRA, IRW, ALRS.

Total Impulse:
803 Ns
Equivalent:
J
Average:
F

2006

Flt.DateLocationRocketMotorsImpulseComments
1Aug 2006Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerD12-320 NsExcellent flight.
2Aug 2006Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerD12-320 NsExcellent flight.
3Aug 2006Largs/IRWPML Pterodactyl JrH143SS-10247 NsPerfect flight, despite the breeze. Landed on the crag.
4Aug 2006Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerD11-P20 NsExcellent flight.
5Aug 2006Largs/IRWArtApplewhite QubitD11-P20 NsPerfect flight, spinning nicely on way up.
6Sep 2006ALRSPML Small EndeavorH128W175 NsExcellent flight.
7Sep 2006ALRSPML PterodactylH242T230 NsEjection charge failed. Rocket lawndarted and turned into confetti.
8Sep 2006KLOBPML Small EndeavorH153244 NsNice flight. Landed in field en route back to hut.

Not bad attendance: UKRA, IRW, ALRS, and KLOB.

Total Impulse:
976 Ns
Equivalent:
J
Average:
G

2005

Flt.DateLocationRocketMotorsImpulseComments
1Aug 2005Largs/IRWEstes Black BrantD12-520 NsExcellent flight, streamer caught on shockcord, but came down very slowly..
2Aug 2005Largs/IRWArt Applewhite 7in SaucerD12-020 NsExcellent flight, hoverered shiny side down.
3Aug 2005Largs/IRWArtApplewhite QubitD12-020 NsPerfect flight, despite the breeze. Dragrace with Dan & Marcus.
4Sep 2005KLOBRebel Pirate (modified)J285-12648 NsLevel 2 Cert Flight.

More LARFS, UKRA and IRW were rather windy, but KLOB was fantastic Level 3 and Hybrid Fest. Only ALRS to come.

Total Impulse:
708 Ns
Equivalent:
J
Average:
H

2004

Flt.DateLocationRocketMotorsImpulseComments
1Jun 2004UKRA/Pete'sEstes BigBerthaF36-530 NsWeathercocked, but nice motor/rocket combination.
2Jun 2004UKRA/Pete'sVB Extreme 29D12-520 NsStill really needs an E15 or bigger!
3Jun 2004UKRA/Pete'sPML Pterodactyl JrI212SS-9364 NsPerfect flight
4Aug 2004Canterbury CupPML Pterodactyl JrI287-SS486 NsPerfect flight!
5Aug 2004Largs/IRWArtApplewhite QubitD12-020 NsCATO on first flight
6Aug 2004Largs/IRWArtApplewhite 7in SaucerD12-020 NsNice flight, but tumbled on way down
7Aug 2004Largs/IRWRogue InterdictorB6-45 NsPerfect flight
8Aug 2004Largs/IRWArtApplewhite 7in SaucerD12-020 NsNice flight, stable on way down
9Aug 2004Largs/IRWLOC Viper IV4x D12-380 NsPerfect flight, but quite windy
10Sept 2004ALRS VPML Pterodactyl JrI218R330 NsAT Redline motor, prepped by Gary Rosenfield
11Sept 2004ALRS VLOC LegacyF20-755 NsDelay was about 3 seconds too long

Attended UKRA, CanterburyCup, IRW and ALRS.

Total Impulse:
1430 Ns
Equivalent:
K
Average:
G

2003

Flt.DateLocationRocketMotorsImpulseComments
1Jun 2003UKRA/Pete'sPML MatrixI287-SS486 NsPerfect Flight on a Pro38 Smokey Sam.
2Aug 2003Largs/IRWPML Pterodactyl JrI287-SS486 NsStrange flight, suffered from windshear and then carried on upwards to around 4000ft.
3Aug 2003Largs/IRWVB BuzzardB6-45 NsBoost Glider Contest - Flight 1
4Aug 2003Largs/IRWVB BuzzardB6-45 NsBoost Glider Contest - Flight 2
5Aug 2003Largs/IRWLoc Viper IV4xD12-380 NsNot bad first flight, got stuck in tree but easily retrieved
6Sep 2003UKRA/Pete'sPML Small EndeavorH143-SS247 NsPerfect flight on a Pro38 Smokey Sam.
7Sep 2003UKRA/Pete'sPML MatrixI287-SS486 NsAnother perfect flight on a Pro38 Smokey Sam.

Flew my first Smokey Sams this year. The thick smoke makes tracking easier, and performance is as good as White Lightning/Classic Pro38.

Total Impulse:
1795 Ns
Equivalent:
K
Average:
H

2002

Flt.DateLocationRocketMotorsImpulseComments
1May 2002Big EARSPML Pterodactyl JrH242-T230 NsPerfect Flight, one of the new AT motors since the fire.
2Jun 2002UKRA2002PML XCaliburH110265 NsAmazing Flight on Pro38 2-Grain! Drifted forever, but rocket was lost to the crops.
3Aug 2002Largs/IRWRogue InterdictorB6-45 NsNosecone separated, but recovered OK.
4Aug 2002Largs/IRWVB Extreme 29D12-520 NsPerfect flight.
5Aug 2002Largs/IRWBlack Brant IID12-520 NsGood Flight.
6Aug 2002Largs/IRWPML Tiny PterodactylF22-5J65 NsWas supposed to be dragrace, but igniter failed.
7Aug 2002Largs/IRWLoc LegacyF52-8T80 NsSecond flight, 1 fin snapped off, and one damaged.
8Aug 2002Largs/IRWVB Extreme 29D12-520 NsPerfect flight.
9Aug 2002Largs/IRWBlack Brant IID12-520 NsGood Flight.
10Aug 2002Largs/IRWPML Pterodactyl JrH242-T230 NsPerfect Flight, one of the new AT motors since the fire.
11Aug 2002Largs/IRWPML MatrixI357-T350 NsLong walk to retrieve, and 2 uppper fins broke off.

Didn't manage to break last year's record number of flights :-(. At least I managed an I motor at long last :-)

Total Impulse:
1305 Ns
Equivalent:
K
Average:
G

2001

Flt.DateLocationRocketMotorsImpulseComments
1Aug 2001Largs/IRWVB Extreme 29D12-320 NsWobbled during flight
2Aug 2001Largs/IRWRogue InterdictorB6-45 NsDrag race with Darren Longhorn
3Aug 2001Largs/IRWLOC StoviF39-6T50 NsDrag race with Mike Crewe
4Aug 2001Largs/IRWEstes CommancheC6-510 NsFlew single stage, LOST!
5Aug 2001Largs/IRWBlack Brant IID12-520 NsPerfect flight, one fin damaged
6Aug 2001Largs/IRWPML MatrixH242-T230 NsFirst flight
7Aug 2001Largs/IRWPML Pterodactyl JrH123-W230 NsPerfect flight
8Aug 2001Largs/IRWPML X-CaliburG64-7W120 NsFirst flight, flew on 5th attempt - igniter problems!
9Aug 2001Largs/IRWPML Pterodactyl JrH242-T230 NsPerfect flight
10Aug 2001Largs/IRWVB BuzzardB6-45 NsBoost Glider Contest - Flight 1
11Aug 2001Largs/IRWVB BuzzardB6-45 NsBoost Glider Contest - Flight 2
12Aug 2001Largs/IRWVB BuzzardC6-510 NsBoost Glider Contest - Flight 3
13Aug 2001Largs/IRWVB Extreme 29E15-7W40 NsDrag race with Steve Gibbings
14Aug 2001Largs/IRWLaunchpad SeawolfE30-7T40 NsDrag race with Mark Turner - Homed in on Guy's tent, and lawndarted!

Managed to build quite a few rockets for the International Rocket Week, despite being in French Guiana for most of the summer. IRW saw a record number of flights from me (14 - previous was about 4 flights!). Was an excellent week - gorgeous sunshine, 4 drag races, only one rocket smashed into ground, and only one lost!

Total Impulse:
1015 Ns
Equivalent:
J
Average:
F

2000

Flt.DateLocationRocketMotorsImpulseComments
1Jul 2000Garlands/UKRABlack Brant IID12-520 NsGood flight
2Jul 2000Garlands/UKRAVB Extreme 29D12-520 NsE15-W next time
3Jul 2000Garlands/UKRALP ALARMD12-520 NsCATO!
4Jul 2000Garlands/UKRALoc Viper III3xE30-7T120 NsLost in barley field
5Aug 2000Largs/IRWPterodactylH123-W230 NsUKRA L1 Flight
6Aug 2000Largs/IRWLP AlarmD12-520 NsIt spacked big time
7Aug 2000Largs/IRWBlack Brant IID12-520 NsGood Flight
8Aug 2000Largs/IRWCommancheC6-510 NsGood Flight
9Oct 2000Pete's Farm/K-LobLoc LegacyF50-9T80 NsFirst flight

All in all, not a bad attendance (UKRA 2000 at Garlands, IRW at Kelburn CC, and both NRC + KLob at Pete's Farm). Total number of flights was a bit low, but an increase of infinity over the previous year! Purchases amounted to 11 rockets.

Total Impulse:
540 Ns
Equivalent:
I
Average:
F

1999

Moved overseas the weekend of UKRA, 24hr shift work for the month of the IRW, and no flyable rockets for K-Lob. Need I say more?

Total Impulse:
0 Ns
Equivalent:
n/a
Average:
n/a

1998

Flt.DateLocationRocketMotorsImpulseComments
1Aug 1998Largs/IRWBlack Brant IID12-520 NsGood flight
2Aug 1998Largs/IRWCommancheC6-510 NsFirst flight
3Aug 1998Largs/IRWVB Extreme 29D12-320 NsE15-W next time

Pretty bad year for flying, no longer flying at HART due being at other end of the country!

Total Impulse:
50 Ns
Equivalent:
F
Average:
D