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    Default Model Rocketry - Day at the launch site



    We had some great fun that day.

    Here's some footage of it. Including slowmotion + onboard footage.

    Anyone else building model rockets here?

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    Yep I've done quite a few launches myself :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw11NFz14sA

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    Thanks for posting Av4lanche2K. I enjoyed seeing the slow mo of some of the rockets and the Big Bertha launch. I used to really want to build model rockets, but I only got one done, an Estes with a ducted retro system.

    I ran out of time to do the hobby at about the same time I started having the money to actually buy all the stuff. Maybe again, someday.

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    Takes me back to elementary school, early 70s. All Estes and instead of the electric ignition, we used fuses from novelty "fake" firecrackers. Have to say I was a prolific builder, but only 1 for 20 on successful launches - parachutes never seemed to open, or my open spaces weren't open enough and they're on patrol forever.

    Keep it up.

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    Thanks!!
    Yes those not opening parachutes... you'll even see in the video that I've had another "takedown" :P
    Unfortunately you need a special license where I live to launch 2 stage rockets & high power engines (Above D).

    Did anyone ever test sugar rockets?

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    Nice videos. This is my favorite hobby, I used to go launch rockets at the local park all the time. None as big as Martel's or anything, though. The biggest ones I build were about 3-4 feet. Like, Katyusha sized. haha

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    Slow motion stuff was great, need to do that next time we are out.
    And I love the onboard with the car zooming by at the end.

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    Ah where is my Omega D rocket with its twin D size motors. Many a lawn mowing went into that endevor, and many like it. Thanks for the pics and vids, nice walk down memory lane.

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    That takes me back. My first rocket was the Estes Bullpup missile that lasted only one day after a failed parachute deployment. Might have had something to do with my use of a C6-4 motor(?)

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