Freedom 'Phiter

Launch Video (38 Megs)

(please use right-click "save as")

freedom-pose.jpg (49744 bytes)

The launch crew:

Back: Robert Cauley, John Taylor, Lesley Deville, Yours Truly, and Ralph D'Alessio

Front: Wayne Albert and John Schultz

Thank you for all of your help and support.

fptruck.jpg (37387 bytes)

Transported in sytle to the pads via JT's new truck

FPpicturethis.JPG (38699 bytes)

It was very busy at the Away Cells

fpcrowd.jpg (30626 bytes)

fpcrew.jpg (32080 bytes)

What a happy crew!

FPmanyhands.JPG (31287 bytes)

Many hands make light work

freedom-liftoff.jpg (38858 bytes)


All three Kosdon M3200 motors came up to pressure almost instantly

and this beast just jumped off the pad screaming like an animal from another world.

Check out the VIDEO

photos by Nadine Kinney

ldrs2k001.JPG (46889 bytes)ldrs2k001z.JPG (11607 bytes)

freedom-inflight.jpg (18561 bytes)

fpgrass.jpg (34350 bytes)

Recovery from the Sea of Grass that is Orangeburg, SC

FPshoulder.JPG (36826 bytes)

FPme&tent.JPG (49635 bytes)

On display in front of the Tripoli South Florida tent. Sign reads:

Freedom ‘Phiter

(aka BV-1) 

Built by: Derek Deville                           First Flight: Kosdon M5100 and 2-AT K550

Diameter: 12 in.                                        Current Flight: O-9600 (3 -Kosdon M3200)

Length: 15 feet                                         Motor Mounts: 1-98mm, 2-76mm, and 2-54mm

Weight (empty): 122 lbs.                           Weight (loaded): 165 lbs.

                      Construction: Foam-core Vacuum Bagged Graphite Fins, Hand-laid Composite Nosecone 

freedom-motors.jpg (64451 bytes)

The business end.

Construction Photos

Before it was the Freedom 'Phiter...

1099001.jpg (33094 bytes) 1099001z.jpg (16298 bytes)

 1099017.jpg (61538 bytes)

The Burn Victim before its flight on a Kosdon M5100 airstarting 2 - K550's

m5100baby.JPG (69040 bytes)

1099018.jpg (39846 bytes)

Hit Counter