SEARS 572 February 12, 2004 Launch Report

The Southeast Alabama Rocketry Society held a launch on February 12th, 2005 at Samson, AL. The weather was excellent; mostly blue skys and moderate winds. Temps were in the 60's. There were 21 flyers with 113 flights total.

Our feature event was a mass launch of Two Dozen Deuce's Wilds. Most were stock Fliskits and some were scratch. One was the Deuce of Hazzard 13mm version of the Deuces Wild built by Jim Flis.

A special 24 rod launch pad and 24 output launch controller was used. When the button was pressed thirteen left the pad immediately followed by ten more a few seconds later.

Tom Binford from Statesboro GA brought his 54mm Deuce upscale. It was a perfect flight on two J350s.

See the more photos and videos of the Two Dozen Deuce's and Tom Binford's Upscale Deuce at http://sears572.com/gallery/deuces

A special thanks to all that made this event a wild success:

Kneeling: Marty Wiggins and John Stein on Left Jack Kale on right
Standing: Left to Right: Tom Binford, Greg Lane, Sherry Stein, John Hansel, Randy Wiggins, Bill Bosley, Gary Goldenbaum, Tim McQueen, Kendall Brent, Keith Stewart, Jasmine Bean, Chris Short


Jose Cuadra supplied a Deuce but was not present. This event was inspired by the unique design of the Deuce's Wild kit by Jim Flis of Fliskits. Thanks Jim!

Another event was a the Eggs Over Easy Alabama egg lofting contest with one egg on C motors. The score was the average of the flights. John Stein won this event and will get a draw from the prize pool.


Flyer

Rocket

Motor

Duration

Avg

Kendall Brent

Quest Courier

C6-3

28.3


Kendall Brent

Quest Courier

C6-3

24.1


Kendall Brent

Quest Courier

C6-3

24.1

25.5

Gary Goldenbaum

Apogee Hydra

C6-7

24.1


Gary Goldenbaum

Apogee Hydra

C6-7

53.3

38.7

Marty Wiggins

Quest Courier

C6-3

19.2

19.2

Keith Stewart

ASP Eggstravaganza

C6-7

49.8


Keith Stewart

ASP Eggstravaganza

C6-7

78

63.9

John Stein

Custom Elite

C6-7

96


John Stein

Custom Elite

C6-5

71.1

83.55

Greg Lane

ASP Eggstravaganza

C6-5

53.4


Greg Lane

ASP Eggstravaganza

C6-5

77.1

65.25



It was a special privledge to have Tom Binford at our launch. All his flights demonstrated his rocketry mastery. In particular the Upscale Deuce's Wild on two J350s, his upscale Tres on three J210s. and the successful 4 stage a rack and stack rocket D12-0, D12-0, D12-0 and E9-8

John Hansel had the largest HPR motor of the day flying his PML ½ Scale patriot on a AMW K800 Blue Baboon.

We had TARC teams from Pace and Liberty County participating. We were able to make a $35 donation to each team in support of their efforts.

Pictures

Videos

Flight Cards



Note: Our flight cards are now entered into a on-line database on the SEARS 572 website. You can go to this link and query by date or flyer.