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ThunderUte

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uteAlan Overmoe has a thing for big rockets, and the U of U. So, he combined these two items and came up with the ThunderUte.The ThunderUte is a Smokin' Rockets Chubsy kit.

Alan has named it the "ThunderUte" (cause BYU sucks!) and it will fly on an Aerotech L952 (if they can get one).The ThunderUte flew at HellFire 9 on the same motor but it came in helmet first. Altitude estimates around 5,000 to 6,000 ft. 

The Thunder Ute is a small stout rocket with a lot of kick. It made its debut on the salt in 2000 and it was, unfortunately, a one time flight. Recovery did not go as planned and the thunder on the flats that day was the Ute slamming into the salt at less than friendly speed.

The Thunder Ute was rebuilt. But, according to Alan, "I stopped pussy-footin? around with them damn 54 mm motors and stepped up to the 98 mm mount. It takes the 98 mm L or the M1419. Yowza!"

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