Below is the video I created of the March, 2016, ROCK launch in Oviedo, FL. I used a DJI Phantom 3 Professional quadcopter to record aerial footage of the launches and edited them together using Adobe Premiere.
If you were to pick one word to describe NEFAR’s January, 2016, launch, the word would be “foggy.”
It was foggy in the morning and it remained foggy until the early afternoon.
Because of the weather, we were mostly limited to low-power flights, but a few larger rockets were launched.
Above is a video I made at the launch. It captures the events from an aerial perspective. As you can see, there was very little wind. Often, the column of smoke from a flight would linger in place long after the launch.
Because of excessive rain lately, we have had to scrub the September, 2015, ROCK launch in Oviedo. While the field itself seemed to be in okay shape when we checked it, the ditches bordering the site are filled with water and the ground under and around the ditches is very muddy. We would not be able to cross them to access the field.
We have had more rain than usual this year, causing several of our launches to be cancelled. The field that we use at the Barr Street entrance of the Little Econ Trail is low-lying and floods easily. We have been actively looking for a new site for years, but finding an area that we can use which is not too far from Orlando is difficult. So, even though the Barr Street site isn’t perfect, we thank the Little Big Econ State Forest Authorities for allowing us to use the field. And, we look forward to better conditions for the upcoming October launch!
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.