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October 2004 launch report (10/30/2004)

MASA had a launch scheduled for Saturday October 23 at the new sod farm flying site near Nowthen.  Unfortunately, the weather got in the way...

So, on Sunday, October 24th, a few MASA members gathered at the Elk River VFW for a "make-up" launch..

Big thanks to:

  • Mike Erpelding for hauling all the gear to and from the launch

A few of the flights:

MASA members - please send in your thoughts about the launch! 

Mike Erpelding writes:

Today's rain date launch went rather well for short notice. We had a grand total of 8 members in attendance with a grand total of 47 flights.

I arrived at the VFW at 855. Paul Jarosch was just finishing setting up his rocketry supplies. There was a slight breeze from the Southeast for a change. Other members started trickling in sometime before 10 AM. The wind picked up a little as the day went on; but I don't think it ever topped 10mph.

Some highlights of the day were:

The 3 Big Daddy drag race by David Whitaker, Lee Frisvold, and Paul Jarosch. The race went well until ejection, when Paul's rocket failed to deploy for a ballistic recovery.

Lee had several nice flights with his vintage Estes Mars Lander.

Caleb Boe successfully completed his Nartrek Bronze today with his B streamer duration flight.

 

The Details:

Full launch tally (in Adobe Acrobat PDF form, requires version 4 or newer of the Acrobat reader)

The totals were:  47 flights, 58 motors.  The cumulative total impulse was 475 Ns with an average total impulse of 8.2 Ns.  The motor breakdown follows:

Type

# Burned

MicroMaxx 5

1/4A

0

1/2A

3

A

7

B

15

C

17

D

9

E

2

F

0

G

0

H

0

(Alan Estenson)

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