Launch Recap for January 8, 2022

What a great launch day!  Beautiful temperatures, clear skies, moderate winds and lots of young fliers made this day really special.  Yes, winds did help several rockets to become tree ornaments, but we also launched a A LOT and kept most on the field.  Well done fliers!

Welcome too all our new fliers! We’re really glad you could join us with your new rockets.   Thank you for allowing us to help you get your rockets off the ground and for the joy of investing in your day of flying rockets!  We enjoy seeing your kids really engage in Model Rocketry and learning from the fun.  Welcome also to the new and returning adult modelers. We hope that you had a fun time and will fly with us again in February.   Please let us know how we can better serve your needs!

We located Rick’s 4 cluster “Big Red” Shadow on the ground from the tall tree that the wind helped  down from the “decorated” tree and recovered all but the nose cone/parachute.  Perhaps that will be down in February?  Keep in mind that your rockets do eventually come down.  So, you may be able to recover and reuse the parts or even the bulk of the rockets once they dry out.

Mike, thank you for your help as LCO(Launch Control Officer) and Kirby for helping managing registration.   It sure helped me while trying to troubleshoot issues with the main pad controller. I repaired the power cable so we should be good in February.  I’m hoping that the cleaning of connections will serve to make our ground support reliable.  It may be time for us to consider another set of controllers?

Thanks too  Roger and Chris for your help during the launch and others for your help setting up and tearing down. You made a difference!

Take a look at these video shots supplied by Ed B., one of our fliers.   Thanks Ed.  Post away on FB too folks!  Share with others what you learned from our time.  We’re all learning!

See you in February,


Number of Flights: 96
A331 two stage
B39One 3 cluster
D51 two stage
Total Number of Motors: 101
Approximate Total Impulse: 147.89 Ns (equivalent to a large G motor)
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