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Old Jun 09, 2008, 09:23 PM
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Just Off The Work Bench...Again

I still lurk from time to time to keep up with everyones progress... Here is an update of what I have been busy doing. Here are just a few pics of a rocket I plan to fly at Southern Thunder for my Tripoli Level III certification...

It began in 2004 here at the Rocketry Forum...

Specs:

Kit: BlackHawk R&D AGM-78 Standard ARM
Dia: 5.5"
Length: 87"
Motor Mount: 3" (76mm)
Weight" 45-50 lbs loaded
Motor: M1882 Loki White
Blue w/ White Fins and Strakes





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Old Jun 10, 2008, 02:21 PM
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Way cool. What is that Southern Thunder all about? Will there be a bunch of large rockets like yours launching? I might grab the kids and head up to Manchester if so.

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Old Jun 10, 2008, 03:02 PM
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Yep, lots of rockets and lots of kids. It's the funnest rocketry event this side of the Pecos

Here's some pics of a previous Southern Thunder
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 11:53 AM
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Thanks for the fill-in Todd...

Craig, come on out, it is quite the event. Bring sin screen and insect propellant and stay a while.

Interestingly enough, Todd posted a pic of me loading a motor into a large silver & red rocket...that rocket is one in the same with the rocket I posted above. It is the original rocket I flew which failed a Level III attempt at ST2005. I spent the last 5-months reworking the rocket to it's current state.

Here is a direct link to video of the failed attempt:

http://www.2020vertical.com/media/st...b/johnniep.wmv

The rocket launched on a HyperTEK Hybrid M960 I believe...the damage was quite severe to the motor, but the rocket survived mostly unscathed. What damage there was ended up on the cutting floor early in the rebuild.

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Old Jun 11, 2008, 12:26 PM
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That's awesome!

What time do things start? It looks like it would be about a 2 hour drive up there and I would have to leave around noon because we have to be somewhere Sat evening.
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 01:35 PM
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Johnnie here's a couple more of your ST2005 L3 attempt

And another one of the very cool BFRs that flew

And one of my L3 rocket and my mach buster

Plus an R/C powered rocket glider that I flew at ST2005 (and I have another one that's for sale).
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Old Jun 24, 2008, 09:50 PM
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Where is Chuck Andrus?

Recognize this old bird?



Your Level II rebuilt over again...flew nicely on a pourable M load...
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 06:23 AM
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Last reply, and then back to your regularly scheduled RC talk...

VIDEO: (courtesy of Kyle Cornelious)

The Saturday Shot was a failed attempt...listen to the whistle as the 50 lb rocket hits 6,865ft...

Johnnie Paul M1882 1 (0 min 54 sec)


Sunday Totally Rocked!! 6,868ft

Johnnie Paul M1882 2 (1 min 29 sec)


This video courtesy of Rich Thompson:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F30i5wOioso

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Old Jun 26, 2008, 07:01 AM
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Johnny:

Thanks so much for sharing some of your current fun modeling activities!

I enjoyed flying with you and your son back at NDD. That was Years Ago now!

I'll never forget that day when your cell phone started ringing (probably just a coincidence!) and the several planes flying on 72 started falling out of the sky. No colorful recovery parachutes in use there!

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Old Jun 27, 2008, 02:20 PM
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Merely coincidence Jim, T-Mobile's coverage is so weak that I seriously doubt my phone shot anyone down...pilot error maybe? :-)
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Old Jun 30, 2008, 10:48 AM
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Congrats Johnnie! That was awesome.

Thanks for letting us know about the event. It was worth the 2 hour drive up there to see those big rockets launch. Those "M" and "N" motors are something.

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Old Jul 02, 2008, 06:42 AM
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Here is Southern Thunder 2008 set to music by Kyle Cornelius:

part 1-
ST08 music video part 1 (9 min 10 sec)


part 2-
ST08 music video part 2 (9 min 19 sec)


Good-bye

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