Thanks to all of you guys who had to pack up the range on Sunday.
I was hoping we could stay and help, but Jack's stomach was rebelling and
I think he would have eventually let it fly in the car if we had stayed
out in the heat and wind much longer. We had a good time with the
few flights we did and we learned some things flying in the wind
of course. -Frank
Way to go Steve, I know it must be hard to adjust your flying schedule, but watching your son's face launching those rockets should tell you it's a good decision. Wesley is a great little guy and he deserves all the support you can give him. Maybe as he gets a little older you and he can enter some team entries and kind of kill two birds with one stone?
All I can say is I lost 3 (one was an intentional fly away) rockets during Windoneer 2006. I woudn't mind getting them back but there wasn't a lot invested in them either. The contest was fun anyway. Wesley bugged for two days to launch the Blue Ninja. I have modified to accomodate an E9 motor but I felt wind was too strong even for a D12. We will fly it on a calmer day.
One thing I want to do is to take a more relaxed approached to flying. This is so I can better take care of Wesley and fly some of his rockets.
You may here him say \"Root Beer\"--I think all his rockets are named Root Beer or you may here him say Ricky Ricardo Rocket. This comes from a tape and the annoucer says \"Ricki don't call me Ricardo Rockett.\"
Even from a safe distance, when a rocket three times your height roars up from the Salt Flats to 25,000 feet in less than a minute, you feel a blast of heat, you feel the ground shake and you feel raw…