TSM Launch - May 22, 2010
The May launch might have set a record for flights, over 50 were documented, but I do believe a couple more were made as clean-up took place. A large part of the flights were low power but still a great day out at Maple Island.
Another first for TSM, might be four certification attempts made at a single launch. Mitch L., Mark H., and Robert M., attempted a level 1 certification. Mark had tried numerous times before to have everything work correctly and this time everything came together for success on his Loc Cyclotron. Robert was also a proud level 1 certification holder at the end of the day. Mitch tried valiantly to come away with his level 1 but the cards were stacked against him.
Craig N. tried for a level 3 certification with his Death to Lawn Darts. The flight was perfect and it looked to be a certain certification, however when the main chute deployed trouble found its way into the equation and a tangled messed ensued with the tethered airframe. Luckily, damage was kept to a minimum and we might see a second attempt at an upcoming launch soon.
Richard flew his Stretch Aurora on a very cool long burning K185. It was Richards only flight for the afternoon but a treat for the crowd to admire his flight for the extended duration on the long burn.
Andy had a couple flights during the afternoon, his Got Thrust, Load Warrior, and Paid Assasin took flight. Andy was caught in pic with the recovery of Load Warrior.
Dennis was present at the May launch with his Deuce Crayon and Super Sprite. Here is his Super Sprite coming in for a nice landing.
Craig K. had his Packers Graphics and Praying Mantis out for the afternoon, both have been usual suspects at our launches, some believe Craig should be a spokesperson for John Deere with his agraian color scheme of the mantis.
Scott Y. and Scott E. both had flights at the launch. Scott Y. had Recycle Sally and No Name Lawn Dart out for flights and Scott E. had his Mini BBX and his Performance G3 at the range head.
Ron had one flight with his AMRAM, as well as Warren and single flight on his Mini BBX
Rounding out the usual suspects was Jerry O. with a couple flights on a LOC Isis and an Aero Dart.
Throughout the very busy afternoon at the rangehead, in-depth notes where keep to a minimum on the flights, perhaps fitting for whirlwind May launch, best remembered in a couple pictures and great commraderie.
|2||Andy Limper||Got Thrust||I245|
|3||Andy Limper||Load Warrior||B11-B6|
|4||Andy Limper||Paid Assasin||H123|
|11||Craig Knipple||Packers Graphics||G14|
|12||Craig Knipple||Praying Mantis||J350|
|13||Craig Nelson||Death to Lawn Darts||M1200|
|14||David Donovan||Shelby Dog||F20-7|
|15||Dennis Blank||Super Sprite||D12-5|
|16||Dennis Blank||Deuce Crayon||D12x2|
|18||Elijah Van Grootheest||Triskelion||B6-4|
|19||Francesca Birch||Purple People Eater||B6-0-B6-4|
|20||Gary Brown||Tiny Pterodactyl||G80|
|21||Glen Overby||I'm Yellow||H180|
|22||Glen Overby||Lost G||G80|
|23||Glen Overby||Nike Asp||D10-5|
|25||Jerry Olsen||Aero Dart||E18|
|26||Jerry Olsen||LOC Isis||G64|
|28||Keaton Dimock||Nike Smoke||B6-4|
|29||Kendra Blank||Eagle Wings||B6-4|
|30||Kendra Blank||Chrome Domes||B6-4|
|32||Mark Heminger||Loc Cyclotron||H123|
|37||Richard Hagensick||Stretch Aurora||K185|
|43||Scott Emkovik||Mini BBX||H128|
|44||Scott Emkovik||Performance G3||J370|
|45||Scott Young||Recycle Sally||H180|
|46||Scott Young||No Name Lawn Dart||H148|
|47||Spencer Roeder||Black Amazon Niga||C6-5|
|48||Spencer Roeder||Crossfire Mustang||C6-5|
|49||Spencer Roeder||Crossfire Mustang||C6-5|
|50||Spencer Roeder||Black Amazon Niga||C6-5|
|51||Warren Mitlyng||Mini BBX||I200|