Wow - what? When did all this happen?!?! That's so awesome, congrats Nat!
Gosh, only 4000ft on an M - that would've looked and sounded spectacular!
Best kept secret in rocketry lol
To go through such a project is quite a fun thing, it took the boys quite a few days to sell me the idea to bring forward my plans and do it within a 5 week time frame - my first reaction when approached was are you freakin kiddin me?
? You want me to do WHAT!!!! No way its not possible and a few other words along with that....
I thought about it over the Easter break and the country air must've corrupted my brain and I finally agreed to take up the challenge when I got home from our camping weekend.
I didn't know I would make the deadline until Wednesday just gone when I felt happy with the ground tests, so no one except a select few knew about the build and the launch date was expected to be June 1st at the latest so that was a surprise for all involved when I rescheduled my work committments to allow me to fly it early yesterday. I was still glassing things on Thursday and Friday so it was very close indeed.
I have slept most nights for 5 hours a night the last few weeks and every waking minute has been spent between study, exams, assignments, rocket building and work when I had to.
Those who stood by me and encouraged me know who they are and I did appreciate all the advice and mentoring these last few weeks, my apologies to my husband who had to deal with the stressed out wife and the shopping lists of what to go buy me when I ran out of supplies, you were definately my rock through this. Someone even noticed the shaking in my voice the other day when I spoke to them about the rocket project, it was a great experience though but not one I would recommend in a short time frame.