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New to bigger rockets . . .
Holy-Cow! I have flown model rockets since I was a child and all the HPR and LMR I had seen had been viewed on the screen of my lap top. However that all changed yesterday at the Lucerne Valley dry lake bed in California. The launch was at the extremely vast dry lake bed in the middle of the high desert, About 20 miles northeast of Victorville, Ca. As I pulled up to park, everything was set up and they were getting ready to launch. The first few rockets that flew were small model rockets. Instant excitement just watching an Estes Screaming Mimi and an Estes Commanche take off straight and true, unaware of what was to come.
(Did I mention I have only seen model rockets fly in real life?)
Next up was a 1.7" rocket on a G80 I think. Holy-cow this is a LMR? Holy-cow. The first HPR rocket was a Nike-Smoke on a J-something and my "holy-cow" instantly changed to a neck snapping "holy-s_ _t!"
Nothing can describe the difference between viewing on a 17" screen and watching in person. So if you're new and don't know what to do, go to a launch A.S.A.P. I must have lucked out on this launch because there were 4 M attempts while I was present. 3 being successful and the 4th preparing to retry when I left at 3:00 in the afternoon. I have always been interested in rocketry but this trip told me that it was much worse than I thought. I was addicted. I was a Rocket-holic.
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INTRODUCTION U.S. Rockets was founded in 1980 by advanced
to serve an expanding definition of consumer rocketeers. U.S. Rockets
products poineered the concept and definition of Large Model Rockets
(LMR) which are now defined as under 125g (0.28 pounds) propellant and
under 1500g (3.3 pounds) liftoff weight. This is the current definition
of a "model rocket" in the NAR safety code.