ASK 't Harde, 2 April, 2004 - This NLD we hadn't that many launches, but we had several motor tests. On Thursday 1 April, we had two small Bates grain Kalinitrox motor tests (CMT0406 and CMT0407). Both were successful.
After a great evening in the mess, the day started with the launch of Leon Krancher and Mark Uitendaal's two-stage Shock and Awe. It was thrusted by its motor's potassium nitrate and sorbitol motors to potassium 400 metres high. All systems worked well, but the second stage's motor wasn't quick enough on pressure. The second stage then went on flying on a near horizontally trajectory, but landed safely in the landing area. Next was the launch of Jan-Hein Ramakers' Nessus with an AeroTech I357-T. It was that quick most spectators lost track of it right after lift off! It was recovered intact after it had reached an altitude of a little more than 800 metres.
Next were two full scale motor tests. First was the Kalinitrox motor from NAVRO Alblasserdam. This test motor (CMT0408) preformed above expectation. Next was Benjamin Wilkosz' motor, which also performed very good.
The day ended with some model rocket launches by Remy van Herwijnen and Michael Fach. These launches started with Michael Fach's Panter 2. This was followed by Remy van Herwijnen's fifties science fiction rocket and his Teigetje. Next was Michael Fach's Big Bertha with two clustered B-motors. The launches ended with his Big Anna, which was launched on an AeroTech E11. All model rocket had good flights and were all recovered intact.