MASA MASA   Join the National Association of Rocketry Minnesota Rocketry Network
   

About MASA

Membership

  Join MASA

Events Schedule

News

Meetings

  Meeting Reports

Launches

  Launch Reports

Planet Newsletter

  Planet Online

Officers

  Volunteers

  Contacts

  Email List

Outreach

  Outreach Reports

Photo Gallery

Tech

Files -n- Forms

MASSY Awards

Open Contest

Links

 

   
Last updated: Apr. 16, 2005
Site hosted courtesy of the
Minnesota Rocketry Network
Alan Estenson, Webmaster
 

April 2005 Meeting Minutes (4/16/2005)

The April 2005 MASA meeting was held on the 7th at the Science Museum.  It was a good turnout with 16 people in attendance including several guests.

  • The March launch was poorly attended.  There was discussion about whether people don't like the Buffalo/Rockford field.  The weather may also have been a factor.  The southern metro got lots of snow, but there was just a dusting at the field.
  • TARC teams were discussed.  Lots of teams, many requests for observers for launches.
  • The April 23rd launch will be at the new Nowthen site.  An FAA waiver has been approved for this site for 2005 allowing flights to 4,500 ft AGL!  [Thanks to Mike for all his work to get the waiver approved!]
  • Alan Estenson spoke briefly about upcoming flights by U of M student teams at North Branch.  They'll be launching "CanSat" payloads on J motors.

Show & Tell

  • Ellison Lenz brought a big rocket made of styrofoam cups called the "Re-Caffeinator".  He filled all the cups with expanding foam so that it could fly on a G motor.
  • Ken Jarosch spoke about his efforts to figure out hybrid motors.
  • Dave Gensler brought a newly built 2-stage cluster kit by U.S. Rockets. 

Contest Rocket Building Session

Mike Erpelding organized and led a building session for C streamer duration rockets.  Mike brought a ton of supplies, and quite a few rockets were constructed by both MASA members and guests.  Hopefully, we'll see them fly at the April contest.

Thanks Mike!

(Alan Estenson)

Back to Meeting Reports