23 and 24 September launch

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8 months 3 weeks ago #299 by silgan01
Replied by silgan01 on topic 23 and 24 September launch
This weekend was a great two days for a launch. The north east winds pushed everything to the south west for landings in the grass with the exception of a couple of rockets. Three level 1 certs and one Level 2 cert. Launch system worked fairly good on Saturday but did not launch anything after the 5th rocket. More on this later as well as the statistics. Thanks to Lee Berry and WSR for the use of their launch system for most of Sunday.
Thanks to all for the support in set up/tear down and running the launch. Thanks to Lee Berry for support as vendor and all around rocketry master.
Will provide more details on the launch later this coming week.
John
 
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8 months 2 weeks ago #301 by silgan01
Replied by silgan01 on topic 23 and 24 September launch
Ok More info on this past weekend's launch:
Sat Flights: 28 Motors burned: 29  One two stage rocket
A 1. B 2, C 2, D 3, E 2, F 3, G 5, H 7, I 1, J 3
Most flights: Mark
Certs: Jacob and Jim Level 1, Mark Level 2. Congratulations to all.

Sun Flights 48 Motors burned 57 One 4 motor cluster, one 7 motor cluster
1/2A 1, A 3, B 4, C 8, D 5, E 10, F 7, G 6, H 3, I 6, J 3, K 1
Most flights: Thomas
Certs: Terry  Congratulations!

Sunday launch system performance: Initial flight worked fine, a low power shot. Next two flights each required one recycle to launch, both from the low power pad box.
Next two flights went fine, from the 100ft pad box. After that, system would not launch a rocket, showing multiple send error messages, loss of contact with the pad boxes, etc Several different pad boxes were tried.
Controller was plugged into the pad box and indicated it needed charging, despite being charged until the charger went green the night before, plus some extra time. Pad boxes were setting on stands, not on the asphalt.

Then we fell back on the WSRs Pratt go box. for the rest of Sunday.

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