Flight Log - Ocotillo Club Launch (San Diego Tripoli)
After flying last weekend in Tucson I had some pent up desire to fly
I had a gig Friday night, couldn't make the launch on Saturday, had
some friends over for a Jam on Saturday, and so was kinda late getting
out to the site at about 10:45 on Sunday.
Not a lot to say. The weather was great. Warm (in the 80's) and hardly any wind.
I flew two times, saw Andy fly the "flaming pyramid of death" and saw a few flights
from fellow Dart member Bill, including his Honest John. I hung out
for a little bit to help clean up, and then it was the 1.5 hour
drive back to San Diego. Its hard to explain, but it was worth 3 hours
of driving for the opportunity to get to fly the bigger motors again!
See the links below for movies of my two flights.
SkyDream #5 on an I211-M
As soon as I arrived I started prepping the I211. It flew nice and
smooth, beeping out 2599' on this flight. You can click
to see a 1.9MByte MPG movie of this flight (with sound and titles!)
SkyDream #6 on a J90-L
I hand cut the delay by eye-ball, but I'm pretty sure it was
exactly 3/16" :-) The six seconds must have been about
right, as there was no damage of any kind after SkyDream's
sixth flight. The altimeter beeped out 3599' which
is a little better than my simulation of 3205.
You can click
to see a 2.8MByte MPG movie of this flight (with sound and titles!)