MMMSC will be scheduling a launch for college rocket teams that need to get in tests of payloads and launch vehicles to 10,000 feet and under for upcoming SLI/USLI, NASA, Aerospace competitions. The launch will be late January or early February more info will be posted.
This will be a HPR Only, but it will be open to those who want, or need to attempt their Level 1 or Level 2 flights.
First 2015 looks to be a big year with many events, some ones we have participated in before and some that are in the planning stages right now.
Our educational outreach will be growing this year, with opportunities that are in the planning stages right now.
The events we have participated in before we will endeavor to make bigger and better with more planning and better organization.
One event is so massive it will take the cooperation of all the NAR clubs in the New England area! This event looks to be a great time and will allow NAR to put on a show, with displays, Q&A with the Scouts, Demonstration launches! With out reservation MMMSC says this will be a RED ALLERT! ALL CREW REPORT FOR DUTY! So PLEASE! PLEASE! save Columbus Day Weekend FREE!!!
We are going to get the jump on the Solstice and the bad weather and go on SATURDAY DECEMBER 20th. Saturday looks to be the best day of the weekend and the road and launch area are clear. We are looking forward to many high powered rockets with Sparkie motors, as well as a rocket powered Christmas Tree. There will be low and mid power pads set up as well.
Animal Motor Works (AMW) will be providing, HOT COCO, and HOT Coffee, they will be selling, CHILLI and a VEGETARIAN SOUP!
As always spectators are welcome, keeping in mind this is a family oriented activity.
The weather is looking chilly but the sun will be out. Set up location will depend on conditions and we may try to have some supplemental heat on the field.
Keep an eye on this page, Facebook and TRF for any further information.
This weekends 11/1 and 11/2 launch is canceled due to bad weather forecast.
See you all at CMASS at Amesbury on Nov. 8th.
I am looking a dueling weather sites, one has (Sat. rain or snow/Sun. snow) other has (Sat. snow and rain/Sun. snow). So I think we will go for Sunday, BUT check back here on FRIDAY to see what is going on.
We are a go for a SUNNY SUNDAY!
We will be doing a display of rockets and outreach at UNH Durham on the 18th. of October. This is the flyer for the event, we will have prime space under the main expo tent and will set up Saturday morning. We will display, Rockets, Motor cases, Electronics bays and altimeters, etc. We will not be doing any launching, just talking about rocketry and NAR, AIA, NASA sponsored contests, and handing out club flyers. If you would like to come be part of the event to talk to the public about rocketry your participation would be greatly appreciated. If you have a MMMSC, CMASS, NAR, club shirt, OR your AIA company logo shirt, that would be cool too. We will bring the trailer to show it off, and we will have drinks in the cooler.
Well I as club President apologize for Saturday, the weather forecast from KDAW Rochester showed a better day. I am sorry for all who ventured forth and were disappointed. Sunday looks to be a sunny day, hope you will give it another try.
The October 12 launch will start with Scott explaining how we set up and why and what goes where, so that those who want to help set up have an idea of what we are aiming for with field set up. Same with tear down as to how to pack the trailer.
Burgers, hotdogs, soda, water, all will be available.
This post is for any and all club members to comment on and add their notes and observations on the launch.
First note: windy! There was more than a bit of weathercocking, but for the most part this worked to our advantage, with nearly all rockets recovered on field.
For my part, easily my worst flight was the lawn dart of the Galliifrey. The E31 I used was a bit underpowered, and the 8s delay proved too long, though my internal clock counted a 6s up, 6s down flight – so I’m still a bit puzzled. I think it is F or G only for that bird once it is repaired. Remainder were ok, with my Estes D-Region Tomahawk having a snapped rubber shock cord. Some of the plastic fins detached when the body fell unaided, nothing that can’t be repaired.
Claude failed to blow up any rockets with ‘bad batch’ E’s, and Bill got to do some flying of his hybrids, always a cool sight and sound. Guy and Kenn ran a smooth launch as always, and we had many young visitors flying the always popular Estes Crayon rockets. I left around 3, just as the rain started.
Please comment and add to this permanent record of our launch!