September 2001 Meeting Minutes (9/8/2001)
On Tuesday September 4, Alan Estenson called
together the monthly MASA meeting at the Science Museum. Alan
reported that membership levels have achieved the biggest numbers
ever. The club treasury is also doing well. Some
discussion was held on the recent subject of launch procedures &
safety. Art mentioned that the deadline for submissions for
the next newsletter is October 26. Russ Durkee briefly talked
about a proposed program within the Science Museum to foster a
closer involvement with groups such as MASA.
The next club launch will be on the 25th at
Blaine. The launch has a theme of cluster-engine rockets
(rockets that have more than one motor burning at a time.).
There will also be a Big Daddy drag race. No contest is
scheduled unless someone steps forward to organize one.
Meeting topics are desperately needed for the
October and November meetings. If you can volunteer to do
something, or you have a good idea, please step forward.
Several people brought along items to show.
Ellison Lenz had a scratchbuilt rocket with a clear plastic body
tube. The tube, similar in size to bt50, was found at a place
that sold aquarium supplies. Mark Thell brought along his old
"Fred Flintstone" launch control that he found in his
garage. Mark also brought his under-construction Aerospace
Specialty Products 2.6" WAC Corporal. Steve Hum showed us
his new Ratt Works H70 hybrid motor (in "shocking" purple)
For the evening's topic, those present discussed
methods & materials for repairing broken rockets. Several
examples were present and a lot of good information was traded
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October
2. However, this date may change due to room availability at
the museum. The topic will be the perennial favorite:
Reloadable Motors - what, when, why, and how much $$.