If we had checked the weather forecast for Saturday, we might not have made the trek to Bunnell for the September NEFAR launch. The forecast called for up to an 80% chance of rain. But, as often is the case, the rain stayed away allowing us to fly into the afternoon.
Apparently punching holes in the skies with rockets is an effective method of warding off showers.
ROCK’s June launch featured a modest turn out, but a full day of flying.
I flew my new DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter to record the event from the sky. The video above also contains some of the still images Bracha and I took. You can see more of the photographs in the RocketReviews photo album at http://www.rocketreviews.com/june-2015-launch.html.
ROCK held its last launch of 2014 on December 6. The light winds and moderate temperature made for a great day to fly. The countdown reached zero and a rocket soared skyward more than eighty times during the day.
I’ve uploaded the photos Bracha and I took of the launch to a Photo Album at RocketReviews.com. Below is a video I created using some of the photos and footage captured from my quadcopter.
NEFAR hosted it’s annual two-day Bunnell Blast launch on November 8 and 9, 2014. Canopies, cars, and trucks covered the full length of the north edge of the launch site and extended around the eastern edge.
Chris Michielsson debuted his latest odd-rock creation, the Spudnik which he flew, though “flew” might not be the right word, on an A10-3T motor.
The overcast skies on Saturday provided a dramatic backdrop for the high-power launches, especially the ones flying on “sparky” motors.
The rocket above lifted off powered by two J motors with dark smoke then airstarted two sparky J motors.
The forecast for Sunday was dreary, but the day actually turned out nice. The light rain ended before 11 and the sun peeked out between the clouds a few times.