The 4th of July, holiday weekend, was a great time to be launching rockets. The temperature was in the mid 80’s, with the humidity lower than normal, making the breeze feel great in the shade. The winds were not to bad and we had a great time as always.
About 55 degrees and windy, with prolonged gusts, made for an interesting day. A clear blue sky made for a pretty nice day but the wind lost one rocket to the trees and made for some loooong walks. We still had fun.
It was raining when I left home, just as predicted, not! When we arrived, at the field, it was completely overcast, just as predicted, not! It was windy, with higher gusts, making the 50 degree high feel pretty cold. The blue sky finally broke though about 4pm. As always, we had a great day flying rockets.
I just bought a Jolly Logic Chute Release after seeing it work for my rocketry friends. I used it today for a perfect flight with the chute opening at 300 feet, keeping the rocket from drifting in the wind. It is a small electronic device that releases your parachute at the altitude you pre-specify.
Beautiful blue sky, not a cloud anywhere. The wind was a little strong at times, blowing right back at us but the temperature was a comfortable 67 degrees. What a great day for flying rockets.
I just got the Jolly Logic AltimeterTwo from Amazon.com for $69.99. I used it today and it is, as advertised, a great and fun product for Model Rocketry. This second generation device “uses state-of-the-art pressure and acceleration sensors to perform the 10 most important flight analyses for each rocket flight”.