Before the start of official competition, Mark flew his Door Knob on a J engine for his High Power Level 2 certification. Rod Schaffer and John Brohm witnessed his launch and verified its success. Mark had previously written the required test, so he is now officially Level 2! (Photo courtesy of Chris Taylor.)
There were computer issues with altitude tracking for C Altitude but they were eventually sorted out and H-Bomb ended up in 7th place (out of 16 teams).
Tuesday brought G Helicopter and B Egg Loft Altitude. My last minute build was an upscale Tri-F-O, like what was used last fall in Saucer S.W.A.R.M. It looked great on take-off and even spun enough to qualify but it landed on a truck and broke apart, ending our chances at a qualified flight. B Egg Loft Altitude went a little better, but not much. The first flight scrambled the payload and the second flight only reached 19 m--at least it qualified.