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    Another:
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    If anyone wants any more pics of todays launch, please tell me, but that's all I'm posting for now.
     

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    Whats that last one? Looks like a motor with two cd's strapped to it? Good photo work on them for sure.
     

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    That's what the last two are - a spool rocket made by gluing a CD to either side of a bit of tubing. Stick a motor in it, and you have a cheap and easy rocket.
     

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    Wow !
    This is nice Chris !
    You are really in to this !
    This look like it is a lot of fun!
    Thank 's for chairing ..

    I like the Ignition & lift off Pic..
    Timing was good.
    I am happy for you..
     

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    OK, well I went to the biggest launch I've ever been to this weekend at Northern Colorado Rocketry, and got some great pics of the launches. I'll start out with my Arreaux. It went 3150 feet at 530mph on a G64 motor. It is the highest and fastest launch I've ever done.
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    Next, here is my Level One Certification rocket on the pad (anyone recognize what rocket this is a scale model of?). It weighs 4lbs and flew 1500 feet on a H123 motor. I am now certified level one (so I can fly H and I motors). The guy next to me in the tye dye shirt was the NAR member who signed off on my certification (and inspeted my rocket and everything I did about every 30 seconds)

    note - enthusiastic little kids are useful when finding and retrieving your rocket
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    And here it is taking off on about 30-35lbs of thrust:
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    And here it is coming down safely on its 48" chute:
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    Here is someone's Level 3 certification rocket on its M2200 Skidmark motor. It was unsuccessful beause the parachute did not open all the way, and it broke on landing. Those skidmark motors are amazing - they leave thousand foot spark trails in the sky, and they shake you because they are so loud. I've even seen a video of one setting off a car alarm
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    Here is someone's rocket on a J420 redline motor
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    And here's another level 3 attempt on one of the oh-so-subtle M2200 skidmarks
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    And last (but certainly not least), the group shot - everyone with their rockets.
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    GOOD LORD THOSE THINGS ARE HUGE !

    Awesome SKIDMARK motors Very interesting. If they open up another section to chat, maybe you can show a build up of one.
     

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    Here's a couple more pics for you guys. First, my collection of rokets. My parents think I have too many, but I tell them that (like rc boats) you can never have enough. What do you guys think
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    Here's a close up of one of my favorites (yes, it really flies )
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    Here are some more of one of those skidmark rockets (the one that crashed )
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    And liftoff:
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    Climbing:
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    Higher (the shot after this one is in post #35):
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    Got any numbers on that rocket?? It looks HUGE!! Don't you have to get FAA clearance to fly those big ones?
     

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    Here it is at peak altitude
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    See anything wrong?
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    Heads up!!!
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    Ouch
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