[tccrockets] Re: Lost Hybrid

  • From: Gene Engelgau <gene@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tccrockets@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 05:33:27 -0700

Sorry to hear that Mike, I've been there as well with a distraction causing
a critical step to be missed....


On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 11:33 PM, mike bailey <aerofabb@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I wasn't able to find my hybrid that was launched Saturday.  Its the
> rocket that's yellow and black that flew on a L575
> hypertek motor.  I know it came in ballistic, I put my trust in someone
> who I asked to bring the ladder and in the process of trying to figure out
> why the fill solenoid wouldn't  open to fill it, I forgot all about needing
> the ladder that I never got to arm my electronics.  So If anyone has a
> picture of it or video of the flight plz let me know, as this was my level
> 3 rocket last flight.  There is a $100.00 reward for anyone who finds the
> impact site, but plz don't dig it out without me there, as the ejection
> charges may still be active.  I'm sure there wont be anything left that can
> survive a crash like that and I think the whole rocket went into the ground
> since I couldn't find anything sticking out, and the ground out there was
> soft.  So if anyone saw where it crashed or have a video showing its flight
> I would sure appreciate it if you can post it or email me a copy of it.

- Regards

Gene Engelgau
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