CENJARS June Launch Report

CENJARS June 2017 Launch Report

What started as a beautiful bright sunshiny day, turned cloudy and a little cool as the day wore on. Not to be deterred, a lot of people showed up, both old friends and new faces that are now friends. We had a total of 44 flights and a total of 46 motors.

7 – A motors
10 – B motors
21 – C motors
5 – D motors
1 – E motors
2 – F motor

A few rockets went into the brush but most of them were recovered. We did have one that went into the clouds and never came out. At least we didn’t see it.

A few of the launches honored Mothers, Breast Cancer Awareness, and Fathers.

Congratulations to Charlie for passing his written test for his Level 2 certification. Thanks to Jim Z for proctoring the test. Best wishes for the practical part.

May Launch Summary

CENJARS May 2017 Launch Report (as reported by Jon Henbest)

Although we had a good crowd on hand for our launch day, the weather did not cooperate very well.  After setting up and working through some technical difficulties with the launch pads, a rain storm rolled in and put a damper on things.  A few launches proceeded successfully but we called it a day after a short time in the rain.

Successful launches for the day included:

15 – A motors
2 – B motors
5 – C motors

Those that did launch had a great time!  A special thanks to our guests from the Calvary Christian School.

Next planned launch date is June 4th.  Once again hope for good weather and calm skies so we can enjoy some launches.

CENJARS March launch report

CENJARS March 2017 Launch Report

After a couple of months of strong winds and cold temps, we were desperate for launching some rockets.  It was still a bit nippy and the winds were a little strong, but they did die down as the day went on.

Despite the winds, most of the flights avoided the lower power motors.  We were setup in the northwest corner of the field so we had the best recovery area.

5 – A motors
1 – B motors
11 – C motors
5 – D motors
0 – E motors
1 – F motor
0 – G motors

Sadly, we did lose one rocket as it drifted along the edge of the field.  How you can lose a yellow rocket with a red streamer, I don’t know.  I have to admit, it was small and it drifted a long way.  Once the winds died a bit, some brave rocketeers started launching 2 stagers and D motors.  The 2 stage bat rocket had a hard landing for the booster, but all parts were recovered and it will fly again.  Talk about brave, Brian decided to launch his Majestic on an F-25.  Oh and it was majestic!

Anyone want to try some egg lofting for the April launch?  The club has an egg lofting rocket that can be borrowed.  Theme for April – Easter and Spring!

January 8th Model Rocket Build


The weather report for Sunday is not looking very nice. With temps in the low 30’s and strong winds making for uncomfortable wind chills, we are switching to Plan B. We discussed the option of doing a club build at our annual meeting. This seems like a perfect time to do it. We have a 4 foot tall crayon bank that can be converted to a high power rocket.
The plan is to do most of the design work in this session. I have RockSim so we can use that to fine tune the design including determining the motor size. In addition to the club build, you are welcome to bring your own kits to work on. This is a great time to discuss plans, techniques, options, electronics, etc.

Please contact me for location if you plan to attend. The time will be the same, 12:30 – 3:30 or so.

Happy building,

Charlie – info@cenjars.org

Next Launch November 6th and Officer Election

Hello rocketeers,

It’s time for our annual meeting. Yes, we are going to hold it in November per our by-laws. We will be electing our club leadership for 2017. With that in mind, I need to know if you are interested in running for one of the positions of the Executive Board: President, Vice President, Senior Advisor, Secretary, Treasurer, Range Safety Officer and Webmaster. All nominees for office must be members in good standing of the Central New Jersey Area Rocketry Society.

We will meet at Attilio’s in the K-Mart plaza just East of our launch site at 12:30 on Sunday 11/6/2016. The pizza or other food will be covered by the club. We will have our regular launch following the meeting.

Please let me know:
1- If you are interested in one of the Executive Board Positions.

2- If you will be attending the annual meeting.
Please let me know by Tuesday November 2nd.

Happy flying,

Charlie Kirlew