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Lost rockets page

Postby joeman » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:34 am

Thanks to everyone for organising this amazing event. Thanks to Funny Farm too. So very awesome!


Got an image of my lost rocket below.

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It has 24” parachute.

Hopefully it turns up some day.

If anyone does find it, please msg me and I’ll help to organise shipping and reward.

Ps can there be a sub group called lost rockets in this forum? Like a go-to-place?

Good luck to everyone in their future rocketry endeavours.

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Re: Lost rockets page

Postby camacd » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:59 am

Hi all,

I completely lost sight of My Mohammed Ali. 2 metres long, 75mm diameter purple and yellow. Probably out to the east of the range somewhere.
And I don't think it deployed so probably a mangled mess. But it might have some salvage value.
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Re: Lost rockets page

Postby Raaahbin » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:18 am

What a great idea! Here's my lost rocket:

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It should include a Jolly Logic Altimeter Three, and a Jolly Logic Chute Release, and have a CTI Pro38 3G motor in it - it had my name and number on a sticker on the body, but I guess it depends how long it spends in the field before it's found as to whether that can still be read. The Altimeter 3 also has my number as the "if found" startup message if someone charges it up.

I expect it's fine, and not TOO far from the launch site - it only went to about 3000', and I have no reason to believe anything went wrong during the flight: I just lost sight of it and it seems no-one else got a reliable line on it. The problem with the chute release is that it doesn't hang around up high giving everyone lots of time to find it before it lands, and unlike almost every sub-10k' flight of the event, I didn't manage to keep it in sight (ironically, I lost it in its own smoke trail which just happened to blow directly towards my sight line).

Hope these rockets all turn up some day soon!
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Re: Lost rockets page

Postby kopius » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:42 am

Hi all, a rocket has been located to the south which is either a 75 or 98mm (can't really tell from the low res photo). It looks high performance though.

If anyone is still missing a rocket like this, can you please let us know (with a description).
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Re: Lost rockets page

Postby OverTheTop » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:52 am

Hi Kopius. I am still missing the Apache sustainer from my O-M flight. Silver, 75mm airframe. I would say Thiokol label on the side but M2.14 may have ripped that off.

Here is a pic of my loading that airframe onto the booster, pre-flight of course!
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Fingers crossed :)
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Re: Lost rockets page

Postby kopius » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:40 am

Hi OTT,

Unfortunately that is not the found rocket... we will keep looking for yours though.
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Re: Lost rockets page

Postby joeman » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:42 pm

Darn!


Gives one hope though.

If you see a 38mm with yellow nose let me know

Thanks Kopius

Cheers!

Joe


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Re: Lost rockets page

Postby OverTheTop » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:13 pm

Unfortunately that is not the found rocket... we will keep looking for yours though.


Thanks. Hopefully, one day...
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