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REV 2.4 - Sun Jun 5 16:15:40 2011

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Midnight Express
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SPECS: 11.75" x 0.736" - 0.4 oz
ROCKSIM FILE: Right Click to Download
SpaceCAD FILE: MISSING - please submit here
REC'D MOTORS: A6-4, A8-3, B6-4, C6-5

[Picture](04/15/03) I decided to do a bit of "paper building" with some of the free rockets throughout the Internet (See my "Free" Paper-Rocket Comparison Page). One of the first that I downloaded was FlisKits' Midnight Express™. I downloaded the Pre-printed Pattern Sheet in the PDF format from FlisKits. I printed it on 110lb Card Stock (Georgia Pacific brand purchased from WalMart). I also downloaded and printed the instruction set. Then got busy.

Interestingly enough, the rocket patterns were all contained on a single page and yet there were four pages of instructions. It is a testament to the effort put into this "free" rocket by FlisKits. The instructions are well organized, well illustrated, and very detailed. Excellent by any comparison.

Rocket Pic

You will need to provide a recovery system including a shock cord and streamer. You will also need clay nose weight. FlisKits recommends a 12-18" shock cord, 12" of Cotton Button Thread for a streamer shroud line, masking tape to attach to the streamer, and an 18" Crepe Paper Streamer.

FlisKits also recommends that you have a pencil, razor knife (hobby knife), white glue, an 1/8" dowel (for shaping the launch lug), a short length of BT-5 body tube, and 3-4 expended engine casings (for shaping the body tube).

CONSTRUCTION:

Without getting into all the details of building, I cut each of the rocket pieces out of the pattern sheet and followed each step in the instructions. The two tough points in building this rocket are the nose cone and the fins.

The nose cone is just a bit tough because of the point and trying to maintain a symmetrical finish. FlisKits points out that it is common to have a gap near the point. Good because I did.

FinsThe fins are challenging because of the number of cuts and folds. The fins are not simply a doubling over of the paper, rather, they are built up and have a flat root and trailing edge. The leading edge is sharp, giving the fins an airfoil finish. To accomplish this the lines need to be scored and folded properly to make them look correctly. When finished the fins are a little over 1/8" thick.

I liked the method for rolling the body tube. This is accomplished by lining up 4 motors and wrapping the tube around them. Worked great. The tube has a glue strip. It is cut out separately from the body tube, glued on the inside edge of one side and set aside to dry. Then the other side is glued to the tab, aligned and making the same level as the first side. This makes the seam less noticeable.

The nose cone shoulder and the thrust ring are essentially the same patterns with one being rolled and glued into the nose cone and the other being positioned in the bottom of the rocket.

I used 32 inches of 1/32" Kevlar for my shock cord. It was attached using the 3-fold paper method (outlined in the instructions) to the body tube. It was glued into the tip of the nose cone per the instructions. Then after that was dry I added Plast-i-Clay Modeling Clay for the nose weight. I added enough to get the Center of Gravity (balance point) to where the instructions indicated.

I added a 24" x 3/4" Nomex Streamer. I cut this from a roll of Nomex that I had purchased from the now defunct Rogue Aerospace many years ago.

Overall, for CONSTRUCTION I would rate this rocket 5 points. I understand it is "free", but with the quality of instructions, it must be a 5.

FLIGHT/RECOVERY:

Ready to LaunchFlisKits indicate that the Midnight Express™ should weigh in at 0.3 ounces. My weighed 0.4 ounces. What's 0.1 ounce between friends? They recommend the A6-4, A8-3, B6-4, and C6-5 for motors.

My first flight was on an A8-3. The motor is friction fit into the motor mount until it hits the thrust ring. I added a couple of balls of wadding and rolled the streamer. Everything was ready.

Trying to get a picture was funny. Even though between my son and I we have worked out a fairly good system we still missed it. Well, actually I got the trail of smoke. It was a good flight though. Straight and seemingly stable. Ejection seemed early and down it came.

That was fun, so we did it again with a B6-4. This time it went quite high (for a rocket this size) making it hard to see. I saw the tracking smoke and the ejection. The ejection was clearly before apogee. We caught the streamer fluttering in the sky and was able to recover it successfully.

The third flight was a week later on a B6-4. This time when it was going up, there was a very tight spiralling-wiggle. When the tracking smoke was seen, it did seem to be starting an apogee arc. Recovered.

The nose cone shoulder is showing a little wear, but in general the rocket is holding up well. There colors on the body tube show some stains, but this is from the snow melting on it.

For FLIGHT/RECOVERY, I would rate this rocket 5 points. The flight of the Midnight Express™ is very good. Bring trackers because it goes on a B motor.

I give the rocket an OVERALL rating of 5 points. Again, this is a "free" rocket. So as such expectations are set a bit low. The expectations are shattered with the exceptional 4 pages of instructions and the flight of this rocket. It provides a unique rocketry building challenge as well. And FlisKits even allows you to download a blank pattern set so you can "style" it your own way! Nice job FlisKits!


Rating
(Contributed - by Elliott Bavely - 06/07/09)

Brief:
Midnight Express (free paper rocket) by FlisKits.

Construction:
This rocket is available as a downloadable PDF file that you print on cardstock then cut and build yourself. The basic design is 3 fins, paper nose cone, and a paper body tube. Since this isn't actually a kit, you must provide a recovery device (streamer is recommended), glue, and some sort of nose weight (clay, for example).

I first heard about this paper rocket from another review here on EMRR then visited the FlisKits site to take a look. Sure enough, everything was there: downloadable parts sheet in the stock design, blank or "Tour de Deuce" scheme, instructions, and even some photos of completed rockets.

I have to admit that I had never built a paper rocket before and was somewhat skeptical that the parts/fins would hold up. I had heard good things about FlisKits in the past, and my 11 year old and I were up for the challenge. I printed the parts sheet on 65lb cardstock that I found at a local hobby store.

The instructions were very easy to follow and coached me through the different techniques needed to build this rocket. FlisKits includes two nosecones on the sheet in case the first one doesn't turn out, but I managed to make a pretty good one on the first shot.

The fins were more challenging to do correctly, but I found that the "scoring" technique really helped, especially if you use a straightedge like they suggest to make the lines exact. Pay special attention to the root edge fold as that needs to be relatively flat in order to glue it correctly to the body tube. I didn't really pay much attention and ended up having one that was a bit tricky to glue on the tube.

The hardest part for me in building this model was the body tube. I used empty engine casings as suggested but couldn't really get the body tube as tight as it should have been the first time. I scrapped that tube and printed another. This time I took my time in rolling the tube, placing it in a BT-5 tube to "form" it and then gluing it tightly. Not perfect but it worked. I had to make minor adjustments on the nosecone shoulder and engine block accordingly (the ID of the tube was off), but it wasn't a showstopper.

The instructions call for a length of shock cord plus some button thread to hold the streamer onto the nosecone/shock cord assembly. Unfortunately, I used the wrong type of elastic (too bulky) and that made for some challenges afterwards (more on that later). If I had it to do over again, I'd probably use something much thinner and easier to pack.

Adding the weight to the model was easy thanks to the instructions. I added a little clay in the nosecone until the model balanced near the 6.5" mark on the body tube (incidentally, very close to the X in Midnight Express).

My 11 year old son loved the project because of the challenge and the "oddity" of making everything out of paper.

All in all, I'd say I probably spent close to 2-3 hours assembling this rocket. It's great fun for an evening's work.

Finishing:
I liked the purple and red finish on the components and no real finishing is necessary. Doing a blank one could be fun (especially for younger enthusiasts) because you could do whatever scheme you wanted. I'm not sure if spray painting would be the best idea, but you could definitely do some neat stuff with markers or colored pencils.

Construction Rating: 5 out of 5

Flight:
For our ME's first flight, we decided to load up a A8-3 to see how the model would perform. Since I used the wrong width shock cord, the mount made packing the wadding and streamer difficult, but it all went in fine.

When I went to put the ME on the launch rod, I immediately noticed a problem...somehow the launch lug (hand rolled per the instructions) was somewhat distorted and kept the rocket from sliding freely on the rod.

I think the launch lug's diameter was circular when I glued it, but somewhat went oblong when the engine was slid in. The engine had drawn the body tube tight and caused the lug to pull flat a bit. This is probably my fault as it would have been a better idea to have an engine in the tube to serve as a support while adding the lug in the first place.

I managed to work the launch lug back into shape and the rocket had a great flight...straight up, very stable. Since the rocket is so light, it scooted right off the pad and probably soared 300-400 feet or so (just a guess). The streamer deployed fine and the model was recovered in great shape.

The second flight was also on an A8-3 and went very much like the first. The wind had picked up and as a result the rocket came down a bit harder than the first time and bent a fin slightly. I straightened it out (maybe soaking the fins in CA would help) and then repacked it for a third time.

The third flight was on a B6-4 and for whatever reason, I had real problems packing the streamer and wadding this time. I made the mistake of putting in a few squares of wadding pretty low in the tube then trying to fold up the bulky shock cord to make it all fit.

The rocket launched fine and went straight out of sight. Impressive altitude (600-700ft?) and I didn't actually see anything until I heard a louder-than-normal pop on ejection. I then saw the rocket coming in nose down about 200 feet from the pad. Yikes...Lawn dart!

I thought my free rocket was done for sure. It came down in some long grass and I walked slowly over to investigate the damage. I expected to see the seam blown out on the body tube or an accordion, but to my surprise, the model was 100% fine.

The bunched up shock cord didn't allow for the streamer to deploy but also caused the engine to spit. I believe that the ME without the engine came in pretty lightly (despite coming in in lawn dart mode) and simply stuck in the grass. We were all amazed but the Midnight Express will live to fly again...that is, of course after I alter the shock cord system.

Recovery:
Recovery was fine on the nylon streamer I had (from an old Estes kit). I'm going to redo it and use crepe paper like the instructions show and also change the shock cord for something more suitable.

Flight Rating: 5 out of 5

Summary:
The highlights of this rocket are that it's 100% free and it's a challenging fresh project if you've never done a paper rocket before. The very idea of making the entire model from cardstock (except the recovery system) is very intriguing.

The only drawback (and this only comes from my own inexperience) I can think of on this model is that you have to be mindful of the delicate folds and parts. I think it's a good beginner kit and it's excellent for teaching some of the paper building techniques.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

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GUEST's OPINION:
10/06 - "I was looking for cheap/free rockets to fly at a small field close to home so I would not worry about losing them. I built this in about an hour over 4 nights - half of that was just cutting it out. Super easy to build. I used Tacky glue and worked great. I would never use Tacky glue on balsa rockets (too flexible), but for paper it is ok. My son didn't believe I could fly it, recover it, and fly it again. First on an A8-3 was flawless. Second on a C6-5 was out of sight. Assumed lost, but a neighbor walking his dog found it in the street about 1/2 mile away and brought it over to us as we were packing up the gear. One fin slightly damaged from street impact, but then I damaged the rocket by hand trying to get the spent motor out. I'll definitely make a couple more." (T.J.B.)

GUEST's OPINION:
04/04 - "C.B.G. mentioned using the ME for NARTREK. I had never thought of this, but he is right, it would be perfect. I would love to hear of anyone who *does* use the ME for NARTREK or, for that matter, A/B/C Streamer events. This would be wonderful and exciting information for us to put up on our website at fliskits.com thanx!" (J.F.)

GUEST's OPINION:
03/04 - "I built the Tour 'de Deuce version of the rocket and flew it this past weekend on a B6-4. It exceeded my expectations by far. For anyone interested in completing the NARTREK Bronze level, don't bother buying a kit for your streamer duration requirement. This one will easily qualify. You can probably fit an 8 or 10 inch parachute in it and use it for your parachute duration also. 5 stars!" (C.B.G.)

GUEST's OPINION:
06/03 - "After reading the review (not to mention the growing consensus that Fliskits only puts out fantastic kits), I had to give it a try. I built mine with 90# paper & followed the well written instructions. For a piece of paper, it was surprisingly rigid when assembled. Holy cow, it zinged off the pad on an A8-3! THIS IS NOT A SMALL FIELD ROCKET! Major WOW factor. (Probably the only downside is that it's designed for experienced modelers...it's too complicated for most kids to build.) Can't beat the price so there's no reason why everyone shouldn't have one in their fleet :)" (L.A.)

GUEST's OPINION:
06/03 - "I too must say that I have been real impressed with the Midnight Express from Fliskits. I had never built a paper rocket before and thought No Way this is going to work very well. Man, was I wrong. I have built three so far. Two of them the original colors and one just the outline and colored it myself. The one I colored myself I also rolled slightly tighter so I could use my October Science Bravo Niner motor. This model flies straight and with the streamer for recovery doesn't drift to far. One of the nicest flights I have had was on a B6-4. Really impressive for a paper rocket, and best of all its FREE. It is wroth the paper its printed on...Larry" (L.V.)

GUEST's OPINION:
05/03 - "I fully agree with the first reviewer, except I'd like to take it a step further - the Midnight Express outperformed all of my other purchased kits in my personal "wow" factor at a recent launch. It wasn't until I got it back after a beautiful, straight flight with a perfect recovery that I realized - "Hey - this is a free rocket! Made out of PAPER!" A great little flyer and I can make as many as I want with my wife's approval! (And inkjet cartridge.)" (S.T.M.)

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Date Name Motor Ejection/
Altitude
Wind Notes
12-13-2003 Lance Alligood Est SU A8-3 Just Before 0-5 mph winds Tour de Deuce - A super flight that ended badly. Zipped off the pad, ejected just before apogee & the motor kicked out. Recovery was gentle as a feather but it landed in the water, ruining it :( Time to build another!
01-17-2004 Lance Alligood Est SU A8-3 Apogee - NC Up 10+ mph winds TDD-2 - Great flight. Only damaged suffered was an Estes dent. Will fly again! My first Midnight Express to survive one flight!!
07-04-2003 Lance Alligood Est SU B6-4 Apogee - Perfect 0-5 mph winds RIP Take 2 - I should've known better than to try this on a B6-4...I was determined to launch it but didn't have any A8-3s with me. Super high flight but the wind carried it ~250yds, lost in the nearby woods :( Status: Lost
06-21-2003 Lance Alligood Est SU A8-3 Apogee - Perfect 5-10 mph winds RIP - The most impressive flight of the day! This little bugger *ZIPS* into the sky with super height on an A8-3! (Anything bigger & you can expect to probably lose it.) Ejection blast badly burned BT. Good thing it's FREE :) Status: Not Repairable
09-30-2006 Tim Bookwalter Est SU A8-3 Apogee - NC Up 5-10 mph winds - Test flight to see how well a paper rocket would fly. Flew better than most brand name rockets I have built. Straight up even in slightly gusty wind. Landed 75 yds from pad. No damage.
09-30-2006 Tim Bookwalter Est SU C6-5 Didn't See 5-10 mph winds RIP - My son standing 100yds away couldn't track it. About 15 min later as we were packing up the car, a guy walking his dog came by with it in his hand. Landed 1/2 mile away on the street. Slight damage to fin. Status: Retired
11-18-2006 Dave Brunsting Est SU C6-5 Didn't See 0-5 mph winds RIP The Scacrifice - Three Oaks Fall launch. Sacrificial Rocket. Absolutely dissappeared on this motor and arrow straight. Status: Lost
03-13-2010 Bernard Cawley Qst SU A6-4 Apogee - NC Down 5-10 mph winds Event: club flying site
- First flight. Great high and straight boost. Didn't eject streamer and came down nose down...but landed softly enough that damage was minor. Ejected engine instead (oops).
03-13-2010 Bernard Cawley Qst SU A6-4 Apogee - NC Down 5-10 mph winds Event: club flying site
- Fine flight. Good straight high boost. Good streamer this time. Landing not too far considering the breeze. Great rocket for the slow-starting Quest A6-4.
03-13-2010 Bernard Cawley Est SU A8-3 Apogee - Perfect 5-10 mph winds Event: club flying site
- Wind up to nearly 15 mph avg. now. Very similar flight profile to last except off the pad much more quickly. Observer saw it move sideways in the wind during coast. Good deploy and landing, but a couple of fins slightly dented. Just missed getting soaked.
03-14-2010 Bernard Cawley Qst SU A6-4 Didn't See 0-5 mph winds RIPEvent: Holy Family playfield
- Pratt Full Boost and Q2G2 - INSTANT ignition. Then it disappeared after breaking southeast off the rod. Didn't see again until about 50 feet up on the streamer. Landed on sidewalk across the street. Bent fin. Status: Retired
08-22-2006 Clive Davis Est SU A8-3 Didn't See 5-10 mph winds - Rocket really zooms on this motor. The streamer did not fully deploy. Maybe needs to be replaced. Landing without incident.
10-15-2006 Clive Davis Est SU A8-3 Didn't Record Light winds - Rocket did corkscrew, particularly after motor burn out. Recovery fine.
02-19-2005 Robert Davis Est SU B6-4 Didn't See 5-10 mph winds - Nice flight on this motor to around 700'. Streamer brought it down with no damage at all. Had to walk around 1000' to recover it due to winds.
03-19-2005 Robert Davis Est SU C6-3 Didn't See 0-5 mph winds RIP - Very fast lift-off. Unable to track it's flight and never saw it eject, though I thought I heard the pop. Rocket lost. Status: Lost
04-15-2007 Robert Duke Est SU A8-3 Didn't See 5-10 mph winds - Flew 12 at a Youth group events times 2. Had one seam blow out. Recovered all 23 flights. Most could fly again. Great rocket(s).
05-03-2003 Surdu-Miller Dwayne Est SU A8-3 Apogee - NC Up 5-10 mph winds - Beautiful straight boost, and impressive height on an A8-3. Came down a bit fast on the recommended streamer. Didn't drift very far, but creased a fin on landing. No other damage or apparent wear.
03-15-2003 EMRR Est SU A8-3 Just Before Calm - Seemed like it ejected early. It was fairly stable and a good flight.
03-15-2003 EMRR Est SU B6-4 Just Before Calm - Seemed quite a bit early on ejection, but it was pretty high up to see. Recovered without issue.
04-20-2003 EMRR Est SU B6-6 Apogee - NC Up 0-5 mph winds RIP - The B6-6 is a good match for this rocket. Lost the nose cone upon ejection. Status: Lost
03-24-2003 EMRR Est SU B6-4 Didn't See 0-5 mph winds RIP - With a tight, slight spiraling wiggle it ascended fast and high. Tracking did seem to show an arc at ejection. Recovered Status: Retired
03-27-2004 Chris Guidry Est SU B6-4 Apogee - Perfect 10+ mph winds - Very nice flight. Great performance!
03-24-2007 Chris Halinaty Est SU B6-6 Apogee - Perfect 0-5 mph winds - 38s streamer duration for the first part of my NARTREK Bronze.
03-24-2007 Chris Halinaty Est SU B4-4 None - Parachute Fail 5-10 mph winds - Powdered 14 parachute didn't quite make it out. Still got a 32s duration!
06-09-2007 Chris Halinaty Est SU A8-3 Apogee - Perfect 5-10 mph winds Yellow Class -
06-09-2007 Chris Halinaty Est SU A8-3 Apogee - Perfect 5-10 mph winds Orange Class -
07-06-2007 Chris Halinaty Est SU B4-4 Apogee - Perfect 0-5 mph winds Event: St.Clair College Aviation Course
Pink I -
08-20-2006 Chris Halinaty Est SU B6-4 Apogee - Perfect 5-10 mph winds RIPEvent: R&R Picnic Launch
- NARTREK Bronze 30s streamer duration attempt. Status: Lost
08-17-2007 Chris Halinaty Est SU B6-6 Didn't See 10+ mph winds RIP Orange Class - Amazingly high flight! Motor kicked out and streamer didn't eject. Status: Lost
08-17-2007 Chris Halinaty Est SU A8-3 Didn't See 10+ mph winds RIP Yellow Class - Status: Lost
07-19-2007 Chris Halinaty Est SU B6-4 Apogee - NC Up 5-10 mph winds RIPEvent: OEYC Demo
Pink I - Wet fins shredded during flight. Status: Not Repairable
01-24-2004 Kyle Hancock Est SU A8-3 Apogee - Perfect 0-5 mph winds The Bug - Good flight. Streamer burned off completely, but a safe recovery. Kicked engine.
01-24-2004 Kyle Hancock Est SU A8-3 Apogee - Perfect 0-5 mph winds - Great flight. Kicked engine.
03-07-2004 Kyle Hancock Est SU C6-5 Very Late 10+ mph winds TDD - NC came loose during boost, very unstable, ejection on ground.
03-14-2004 Kyle Hancock Est SU A8-3 Apogee - NC Up 10+ mph winds -
04-24-2004 Kyle Hancock Est SU B6-2 Apogee - NC Up 10+ mph winds Event: TRF 2004:Whitakers
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05-31-2004 Kyle Hancock Est SU A8-3 Apogee - Perfect 0-5 mph winds -
06-20-2004 Kyle Hancock Est SU A8-3 Apogee - Perfect 0-5 mph winds Event: Viking Sport
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10-17-2004 Kyle Hancock Est SU A8-3 Apogee - Perfect 10+ mph winds Event: Viking Sport
- Wind test
01-18-2009 Kyle Hancock Est SU C6-5 None - Unstable 10+ mph winds TDD - NC Seperation
01-18-2009 Kyle Hancock Est SU C6-3 None - Unstable 10+ mph winds TDD - Needs noseweight for C
02-05-2005 Kyle Hancock Est SU A8-3 Apogee - Perfect 5-10 mph winds RIP - Streamer hung on mount, blew BT apart. Status: CATO'd
03-07-2004 Kyle Hancock Est SU C6-5 Very Late 10+ mph winds RIP TDD - Two fins shred, NC seperated during violent spin. Status: Not Repairable
08-20-2005 Bob Harrington Est SU A10-3 Just Before 0-5 mph winds - Nice high flight on paper model Fins are beginning to burn through with all the launches on this model
11-05-2005 Bob Harrington Est SU A10-3 Apogee - NC Up 5-10 mph winds Event: CMASS section launch
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11-03-2007 Taylor Lauzon Est SU A8-3 Didn't Record 0-5 mph winds Event: Harvest Invitational
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11-03-2007 Kyle Papps Est SU A8-3 Apogee - Perfect 0-5 mph winds Event: Harvest Invitational
- inside got burnt a little bit but nothing big
11-03-2007 Kyle Papps Est SU B6-6 Apogee - Perfect 0-5 mph winds Event: Harvest Invitational
- lost the nosecone
04-22-2006 Bill Ralston Est SU B6-4 Didn't See 0-5 mph winds Event: cmass
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04-28-2006 Bill Ralston Est SU C6-5 Didn't See 0-5 mph winds RIP tourdeduece - WOW!!!!! outta sight flight, nothing but smoke trail, very impresive. Status: Lost
05-29-2005 Jim Rupp Est SU A8-3 Didn't See 10+ mph winds - First card-stock rocket flight ever for me. Screamed off the launch rod straight up, even though wind was blowing. The streamer deployed well, and the rocket landed 40 yards away on a softball field nearby - no damage.
05-29-2005 Jim Rupp Est SU A8-3 Didn't Record 10+ mph winds - Second flight takeoff was a repeat of the first. Streamer deployment had a problem - the thread burned through and the streamer went sailing off while the rocket came down in a tumble. Landed about 15 yards from the launch rail. No damage - except to replace the streamer.
06-11-2005 Jim Rupp Est SU A8-3 Didn't See 10+ mph winds - Great launch. Shot straight up into the clouds! Stripped the streamer at ejection, but no damage landing. Landed on soft grass. New thrust ring installed worked great
09-30-2006 Ben Shetler Est SU C6-5 Didn't See 0-5 mph winds - Very good altitude. Streamer stuck in BT, but recovered without damamge anyway!
05-15-2010 Ben Shetler Est SU B6-3 Apogee - Perfect 0-5 mph winds - For a free rocket made out of paper, it still flies awesome!
05-15-2005 Mitchell Small Est SU A8-4 Just Past (1-2sec) 0-5 mph winds - First Flight / First Paper Rocket. Text book flight, moderate altitude.
05-15-2005 Mitchell Small Est SU B6-4 Just Past (1-2sec) 0-5 mph winds - Spectacular height, maybe optimal engine. Dented wing on impact
05-15-2005 Mitchell Small Est SU C6-5 Didn't See 0-5 mph winds RIP - Pretty much disappeared on launch. Saw ejection puff and followed streamer descent. Hard landing crumpled body. A tribute to epoxy fillets: everyting stayed on! Status: Not Repairable
03-02-2003 Chan Stevens Est SU A8-3 Apogee - Perfect Gusty - (first flight), 20+other flights notched over the years up to C6-5
05-27-2006 Chan Stevens Est SU B6-4 Didn't See 0-5 mph winds Event: section launch
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08-05-2006 Chan Stevens Est SU A8-3 Apogee - Perfect 5-10 mph winds -
06-02-2006 Dwayne Surdu-Miller Est SU A8-3 Didn't See 0-5 mph winds RIP - Zipped out of sight, but saw ejection and could track after that. The streamer separated from the rocket. Landed on a fin that caused a nasty crease. Status: Retired
08-24-2004 Andy Turits Est SU B6-4 Didn't See 0-5 mph winds RIP - Swift take off.Light wobble that slowed with altitude.Out of sight.Gone?Streamer sighted 50 yds south.BT crease on impact Status: Retired
11-04-2006 Ivan Van+Den+Enden Est SU B6-6 Just Past (1-2sec) 0-5 mph winds - Unstable Flight

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