June 26th, 2012

Egglofter, rockets

Great Lakes Cup

I went to the Great Lakes Cup model rocket contest this weekend. It had both an international (FAI) component as well as a National Association of Rocketry (NAR) sanctioned contest. I nominally competed as Bumbling Brothers Flying Circus as an NAR team. Because of the specific bizarre nature of the contest rules, I flew a couple of very big models with small ("A" sized) rocket engines. Specifically, I flew a "Big Betty" quite a bit because the owner of Quest, Bill Stine, was at the meet and and the Big Betty is a Quest kit. I teased him mercilessly about the performance of the model.

Despite the nature of my models, I did end up placing second in one event, B-altitude.

As my brother Peter peteralway said the other day, girls don't fly rockets. As proof, see the photographs after the cut.
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